written by meghan bartels, on february 11th, 2022

what: james webb space telescope shares first images
when: written february 11th, 2011
why: to demonstrate excellent progress in aligning its mirrors
how: released by nasa
where: focused on a star called hd 84406 that is only a portion of the mosaic taken over 25 hours beginning on february. 2

interesting fact: “even as the jwst works to hone its vision, a second key process is taking place in the background as the observatory sends the remaining heat from its time on earth out into space. because webb is tuned to study the universe in infrared light, which also registers as heat, the observatory must be incredibly cold to obtain accurate data.” (12th paragraph from the artilce) 

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