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JWST Primary Mirror Starting To Come Together

Accepted submission by hubie at 2015-11-19 23:46:37

The primary mirror for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) [] will consist of 18 separated mirror segments. The optical for the primary is now finally coming together with the mounting of the first mirror segment []. Assembly of the full primary will occur over the next year and the curious can watch it come together minute-by-minute on the JWST Webbcams []. Those wanting to see faster progress can break out their Benny Hill music [] and watch JWST Time-Lapse movies. []

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