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  • December 21, 2006

    Episode 74: Next Space Telescope Delayed

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    NASA plans to delay the launch of the next space telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, until 2013. JWST is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, but differs from it in many ways. JWST will not be serviceable - instead, it will orbit a million miles from Earth, and its goal will be to see the first galaxies that formed in the early universe. Its instruments are designed to see primarily in infrared, perceived by humans as heat.