James Webb Space Telescope begins final check-outs before science observations

James Webb Space Telescope begins final check-outs before science observations

NASA’s next-generation observatory is entering the final stages of preparation before showing scientists a whole new view of the universe.

Engineers are preparing to make final adjustments to the instruments aboard the James Webb Space Telescope as the observatory prepares for operation this summer. NASA said the telescope has “calibrations and characterizations of instruments using a rich variety of astronomical sources” coming up to make sure everything is working before Webb is released to examine the early universe.

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