Stephen Sekula

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A joyous day. 378 years ago, Isaac Newton was born. He laid the firmest foundations for the laws of mechanics, which today were used to launch a new space telescope. That telescope was made possible, in part, thanks to his foundations for optics. This new instrument will help us understand the first stars in the universe.

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Now to hold our breath for ~1 month 😂

JanKusanagi @identi.ca at 2021-12-25T21:56:22Z

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Well, even longer, right? It will be 29 days just to get to the L2 Lagrange point. It's months of unfurling the instrument, etc. before we can hope for images. Good things take time (Webb certainly has). :-)

Stephen Sekula at 2021-12-26T00:54:06Z

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