I'm just curious to know how much more powerful it will be compared to hubble?
I was reading that they found a earth sized planet(5.5 times greater) orbiting around a red dwarf star and I was wondering if the new James Webb Space
telescope will be able to detect actual earth like planets the same size as our planet,maybe even tell if it is habitable?
JWST is a precursor to the Terrestrial Planet Finder, as to how much more powerfull it is compared to hubble, I have no idea
It would hope it's capable of detecting Earth Sized planets but if it isn't then unlocking the secrets of Dark Matter would be enough for me
Actually one of it's missions is to unlock the mechanism on how solar systems are formed and I guess it would need to be able to detect anything
above say a Mars sized planet in order to actually accomplish this mission. I guess that doesn't really answer your question but I have no idea. Here
are some links.
Unfortunately the James Webb Telescope is an infrared scope. The Hubble Space Telescope is a visable light telescope. It is the one that has been
providing all these beautiful images.
Im still really bummed about the decision to let the HST go. Though it may not provide as good research material as something such as the JWT, it was
a benefit to all people in general. A great way to introduce and show the beauty and grandeur of our universe to everyone.
and so on. We got the Visible spectrum covered here on the ground. The future if space telescopes is in the non-visible areas of the spectrum and even
the non-optical kind as well like Gravitational wave detectors.
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While there are ground based one, even with the adaptive optics, you still cant see past clouds, and have to deal with alot more light issues.
Besides, no ground based telescope has ever seen anything like this:
This is from the first light test of the Binocular Telescope. Also the Binocular Telescope can also take stereo shots of stars(depending on their
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