When it becomes the successor to the illustrious Hubble later this decade, the James Webb Space Telescope's infrared eye will peer further into the edges of space (and time) than any telescope before it. But while the real thing is undergoing final construction at Northrop Grumman HQ, an exact 1:1 scale model has been touring the world, giving us a chance to get close to a realistic representation of an unconventional-looking spacecraft that will soon be the source of the most amazing images of the cosmos we've every seen.
We paid a visit to the JWST in Lower Manhattan's Battery Park city. Take a look at our photo gallery to see more:
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Can't the staff at Popsci do anything about these constant spams???
On the article, it would have been nice to have something in the pictures for perspective.
Who was/is James Webb and please don't tell me that it's the sitting Senator from VA.
Come to Denver!
what was/is Wikipedia and how can it be employed to answer questions i might have about relevant topics?