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Editorial: Making history among the stars

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

Humanity's understanding of the universe expanded dramatically earlier this month. On May 9, NASA released the infrared test images of the Large Magellanic Cloud, taken after the final alignment of the James Webb space telescope's golden mirror segments.
Having achieved its most important benchmarks, the James Webb telescope, now 1 million miles away from Earth, will begin transmitting unprecedented images of our universe this summer after every instrument on board has been checked out and calibrated. There will be much to celebrate when the first images of a yet unidentified area of space...
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