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September 10, 2003 04:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-27

NASA Approves James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Architecture


Video: Big Bang Animation

Artist's Concept Running Time: 40 seconds

Animation of the "Big Bang" or the beginning of the universe. The James Webb Telescope with its larger optical telescope assembly will peer farther into space than is currently possible. This "First Light Machine" will finally see what the universe looked like when it was merely a fraction of its current age and size.

Video Credit: Dana Berry (Skyworks)

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JWST Running Time: 2 minutes 20 seconds
Big Bang Animation Running Time: 40 seconds
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