Hubble Telescope Replacement: The James Webb Space …

Last week we did a story on the Hubble telescope and the upcoming and final servicing mission to fix it up. The James Webb Space Telescope was mentioned, but not many details were given. This video found on the NASA site shows what is new with JWST, why it is better than the Hubble and a bit of what we can expect. The telescope is still being built and it is possible it will be delayed a bit, but JWST is scheduled to fly no earlier than 2013, so we have a bit of time to admire the images from Hubble a bit longer.

Duration : 0:9:56


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Hubble Telescope Replacement: The James Webb Space … — 25 Comments

  1. @EpicPhysichs you …
    @EpicPhysichs you will find that it will computer generate images in visible wavelength as they have been doing for many many years already

  2. I cant wait for …
    I cant wait for this telescope to get sent into space. I love the fact that we will be able to see objects in space in greater detail, but it is so disapointing that we will not be alive to see what lies beyond our observable universe

  3. I have to type up a …
    I have to type up a research paper related to astronomy, I’m so writing down everything in this video word-for-word. Thanks!

  4. Not to ruin the …
    Not to ruin the party and all of the excitement but…

    0:40 ONLY INFRARED? No visible light spectrum like the Hubble? D= So where only going to see the images in infrared no real color? Like the Hubble was famed for? I’m still going to miss Hubble if it gets decommissioned…

  5. Thanks for these …
    Thanks for these pleasant 9 min and 56 sec, I love astronomy.

  6. @JoeyMontanaMang …
    @JoeyMontanaMang the Kardashev scale it’s theoretical and speculative. also your predictions are based on nothing.

  7. @sbergman27 : … …
    @sbergman27 : … Although I did not mean to imply that even Kepler could find a Jupiter in a Jupiter sized orbit in less than 35 years. And it doesn’t have enough expendables on board for that.

  8. We’re finding …
    We’re finding Jupiter sized planets in Mercury sized orbits not “in part because they are the easiest for us to find” but because they are *the only thing* that we could possibly have found with our pre-Kepler strategies. And are still the only thing we could expect to see at this time, even with Kepler. As time goes on, that will change, and the Kepler team will be able to confirm longer period, and smaller, planets.

  9. @thrasher1100 : The …
    @thrasher1100 : The last launch I was really excited about was OCO… which ended up at the bottom of the Indian Ocean near Antarctica, thanks to the dunderheads at Orbital Sciences Corp and their chewing gum and bailing wire, 25% failure rate, Taurus rocket.

    Right now, the thought of the launch of something as important as JWST makes me so nervous I can hardly stand it. So I try not to think about it. Ariane 5 has a 92% to 96% success ratio. But still…

  10. At least we will …
    At least we will learn how many aliens in space in 2014 :)))

  11. darn 2013 that …
    darn 2013 that sucks hopefully hubble doesnt blow up any time soon

  12. This is off-topic …
    This is off-topic but it’s space-related.

    There’s a mountain of evidence that the Apollo moon missions were faked. I posted a partial summary of it on a science forum. Google “The Naked Scientists”. In the “New Theories” section of the forum there’s a thread entitled “Did We Land on the Moon?”. The summary is on page 15. It’s the 7th post from the top.

    People who still think they went to the moon simply haven’t seen the hoax evidence yet.

  13. You’re a little …
    You’re a little if you seriously meant that because of a youtube comment.

  14. thats awesum but it …
    thats awesum but it wud cost too much money. i mean they worked out how much it would cost to build the death star, it wud cost 15septillion. theres million, billion,trillion,quadrillion,quintillion, sextillion then septillion. and the numbers get bigger by the way. but anyway im sure things will b different in the year 3000.lol

  15. With the Webb …
    With the Webb telescope scientists speculate we will be able to see extrasolar planets, such as any planets that exist in the Alpha Centauri system at great detail

  16. would it be …
    would it be possible to build a telescope that sees so far back into space that we can see the big bang? or at least the immediate aftermath of it

  17. We will miss you …
    We will miss you Hubble. You will always represent space telescopes to us!

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