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Newest Space Telescope On Display at SXSW


by Txchnologist Staff

NASA is taking its next-generation James Webb Space Telescope on the road to Austin, Texas, in March.

Those attending the South by Southwest festival on March 8-10 will get to see a life-sized model of the Hubble’s successor, an advanced instrument designed to make astronomical observations in the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. NASA is angling to launch the telescope in 2018 and begin a science mission to find the first galaxies that formed in the early Universe.

Click through to see an infographic on how the James Webb will unfold out of the Ariane 5 spacecraft that carries it into space.

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