Started by Hydra009, December 19, 2021, 09:26:21 PM
Quote from: Hydra009 on December 29, 2021, 12:39:42 AMSunshield deployed!
Quote from: PopeyesPappy on January 02, 2022, 08:34:38 PMNot quite. The booms are out, but it hasn't been tensioned yet. The tensioning is one of the most complicated parts of the deployment. They are currently looking at the temperatures of some of the motors involved along with the power systems. https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-telescope-sunshield-tension-delay
Quote from: Hydra009 on January 04, 2022, 11:20:22 PMWell, it is now. https://www.yahoo.com/news/james-webb-space-telescope-sun-170243955.html
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on January 05, 2022, 07:11:14 PMSomebody let me know if it spots intelligent life anywhere in the universe.
Quote from: Hydra009 on January 05, 2022, 07:16:28 PMI don't know if it could do that even if pointed at Earth.
Quote from: SGOS on January 05, 2022, 11:43:35 AMWith that much heat radiation, they could have powered it with a steam engine.
Quote from: Hydra009 on January 26, 2022, 09:35:46 AMI know recent events have sorta put this on the back burner, but I just want you guys to know that the telescope has completed its journey to L2! 1.46 milllion km! Now, it's just the relatively simple matter of aligning/calibrating the mirrors (for a scant 5 months) before the images start pouring in!
QuoteThe image required 800 exposures taken over the course of 400 Hubble orbits around Earth. The total amount of exposure time was 11.3 days, taken between Sept. 24, 2003 and Jan. 16, 2004.
Quote from: Blackleaf on January 26, 2022, 07:37:34 PMI've been seeing this picture floating around. Is this an actual photograph of Pluto from James Webb?