Thursday, February 10, 2011

Webb Telescope !

http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/
"I have serious nerd wood"



"A million miles from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope will soar through a frigid void, peering back to the time when new stars and developing galaxies first began to illuminate the universe. Scanning the universe for the invisible radiation called infrared, Webb will have to be larger than any space telescope ever placed in orbit, and function at temperatures just tens of degrees above absolute zero — the temperature at which even atoms are frozen into immobility.
With its infrared vision, Webb will be able to see light from the early universe that has been stretched as it travels across the expanding fabric of space. It will be able to see through clouds of dust to the warm, infrared-emitting objects hidden within. Our view of the universe will expand as Webb opens up previously unexplored territory to our gaze." (http://webbtelescope.org/webb_telescope/science_on_the_edge/)
I think this is awesome although I cannot explain it in my own words.

7 comments:

  1. I've been reading through your blog and I really like it, I'll be following :)

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  2. SO MANY HAND GESTURES. THEY ALMOST GAVE ME NERD WOOD.

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  3. very cool

    http://oneblueyoyo.blogspot.com/

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