25th December 2021 is one of the special days for space lovers. NASA successfully launched it's giant space telescope called "James Webb Space Telescope(JWST)" on a mission to find the first star to light up the universe. The observatory was lifted skyward by an Ariane rocket from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.
Why Space Telescopes?
Webb Vs Hubble:
- The James Webb Space Telescope is 100X more powerful than Hubble, which enables us to observe the apparent edges of the Universe.
- The JWST will provide improved infrared resolution and sensitivity over Hubble.
- Webb's Telescope is just half the mass of Hubble, but it's primary mirror, gold-coated beryllium reflector has 6 times the collecting area that of Hubble.