Houston, Texas / Paris: The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the most powerful telescope in the United States, Canada and Europe combined and the world’s most powerful telescope, is fully ready to be launched into space after refueling. ۔
According to a recent European Space Agency (ESA) press release , it will be launched into space on December 22, 2021 via the “Aryan 5” rocket.
It is worth mentioning that all the tests of this space telescope were completed in the United States under NASA, after which it was delivered to the “European Space Port” via the Panama Canal, which is located in French-administered Guyana in South America. After the final inspection, it will be launched into space from here.
It will revolve around the sun in an elliptical orbit, with an average distance of about 1.5 million kilometers from the earth.
In the darkest atmosphere of space, through infrared rays, it will be able to see even the most remote places in the universe that have never been seen before.
These places are about 13.7 billion years away from us, meaning that the light coming from them is just as old.
Scientists believe that the first stars of the universe may have formed 13.7 billion years ago, but so far they have not been seen by any telescope. The James Webb Space Telescope will also be able to see such stars.
In addition, it will do extra work to find Earth-like planets around other stars.
The main mirror of this telescope is made up of 18 mirrors with a total width of about 6.5 meters.
In addition to being powerful, it is also the world’s most expensive telescope, costing about ً 9 billion.