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 James Webb telescope's Miri instrument flies out to US

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Suzanne Sawatski



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PostSubject: James Webb telescope's Miri instrument flies out to US   Tue May 29, 2012 6:11 pm

On Tuesday MIRI (Mid Infra-Red Instrument) left London for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. MIRI is one of Europe's contrabutions to the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor of Hubble. This telescope aims to track the very first stars in the universe in the quest to identify 'first light'. First stars and galaxies (the first luminous objects) should be dectable with the telescope tuned to see the cosmos in infra-red. MIRI will be integrated into the telescope structure soon, prior to further testing. Some other instruments of the telescope are expected to be finished soon as well, and the James Webb Space Telescope is planned to be launch in 2018.
Although the telescope is considered to be a huge technological challenge for a few reasons, the information it will gather will offer advancement in the study of space and our universe.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18253444

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Cassidy Mozak



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PostSubject: Re: James Webb telescope's Miri instrument flies out to US   Tue May 29, 2012 6:45 pm

As Suzanne mentioned, the James Webb Space Telescope after its launch in 2018 is intended to be used to track the first stars in the universe. If the telescope is able to fulfill its purpose, we should identify the 'first light'. With information such as this, more knowledge may be provided to answer any questions about the origins of the universe. After the research on the information the telescope will provide us with is complete, it will be interesting to see what kind of conclusions are drawn about the nature of our universe and what further developements regarding space sciences are made.
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