. IN CASED YOU MISSED IT – After decades of planning, NASA’s $10 billion space telescope has ‘taken its final form’ « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY/All systems are go for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which deployed its full gold-plated, sunflower-shaped mirror display Saturday.

Now, the $10 billion successor to the Hubble telescope has five months of alignment and calibration procedures before it is expected to start sending images back to Earth, the space agency said Saturday.

“Two weeks after launch, @NASAWebb has hit its next biggest milestone: the mirrors have completed deployment and the next-generation telescope has taken its final form,” NASA announced Saturday.

The news marked the completion of a “remarkable feat,” said Gregory Robinson

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