written by mike wall, on february 3rd, 2022

what: alignment of the james webb telescope begins
when: update released februay 3, 2022
why: it’s a major step toward becoming an operational observatory.
where: at it’s permanent parking orbit
how: this first step is to align the telescope’s primary mirror

interesting fact:mission team members have begun the three-month process of aligning the $10 billion webb, which launched on dec. 25, nasa officials announced today (feb. 3).

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