posted on Mar, 9 2005 @ 11:50 PM
Hubble is dead. Long live JWST
I am very excited to see what the Webb Telescope has to show us. The telescope has the potential to answer questions that some of us have always
What is the nature of Dark Matter?
How did Galaxies evolve to their current state?
What is the shape of the Universe?
The telescope will orbit 1.5 million km (1 million miles) from the Earth. This will allow us to see much much further than Hubble did. Hubble orbited
at an altitude of 569 km (353 miles). Much of the light and thin atmosphere of the earth held back Hubble from its deep space vision.
In my opinion the greatest picture from Hubble was the Hubble Deep Field Image
closest galaxies in the image are 2.5 billion light years away, the furthest being about 10.5 billion light years away.
With the JWTS we will be able to see so much further away and so much further in the past.
2011 is the launch date and it seems so far away. After that our way of thinking of the Universe will change. We will learn so much. This will be a
revolution in understanding the Universe. I hope the mission is a complete success.