On Christmas Day, December 25, 2021 at 4:20 AM PST, the James Webb Space Telescope will launch a new era in space exploration.
The telescope successfully launched in Christmas Day 2021:
With far superior technology than the aging Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope will be able to see far into the past…almost to the time of the big bang, it will be able to see planets living in the “golidilocks” zone of their nearest stars (think Earth and the Sun), see objects in the infrared spectrum not just the visible spectrum, and sooooo much more.
Scientists, engineers, technicians, teachers, meteorologists (Thank you, Adam for a great interview with a NASA scientist this morning) will anxiously await the first images from James Webb once all systems are operational several months after launch.
Visit the James Webb Space Telescope web site for a LOT more cool STEM / STEAM information.
In the meantime, here is the Official Mission Trailer from NASA:
Oh…..as you wander around the James Webb Space Telescope web site, here are a few links you, as a teacher or future engineer / scientist (or meteorologist), might enjoy:
Cool stuff is happening in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!
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More STEM / STEAM Stuff….