How Scientists Created JWST's First Test Image

Clip: Season 49 Episode 10 | 4m 50s

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A month after its launch, the next step for the James Webb Space Telescope was to align all 18 of its mirrors. Aligning the 18 mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope took extreme precision and allowed it to take its first image—a star amongst many galaxies.

Aired: 07/13/22 | Rating: NR

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