From NASA Webb: “Behind The Webb”
What is the best way to do this? To my mind, the James Webb Space Telescope is the most important thing going on at NASA.
“The Webb will be the premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. It will study every phase in the history of our Universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own Solar System.
Webb is an international collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is managing the development effort. The prime contractor is Northrop Grumman; the Space Telescope Science Institute will operate Webb after launch.
There will be four science instruments on Webb: the Near InfraRed Camera (NIRCam), the Near InfraRed Spectrograph (NIRSpec), the Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI), and the Fine Guidance Sensor/ Near InfraRed Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (FGS-NIRISS). Webb’s instruments will be designed to work primarily in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum, with some capability in the visible range. It will be sensitive to light from 0.6 to 27 micrometers in wavelength.”
So, this is a really big deal. And, if you visit the NASA Webb web site(s), you can find just tons of information about Webb. Buried in all of this and among other videos, including a YouTube channel is a series, “Behind the Webb”. The problem is that these “Behind the Webb” videos, I think some 15 in all, are a chaotic mess. I have protested this situation at the James Webb site. Until they get it sorted out – if, that is, they get it sorted out- if you have any interest in the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA, and Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology, it is worth your time and effort to ferret this stuff out.
Here is just one example:
Now, was that not cool?
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