The James Webb Space Telescope
Artist's concept of the James Webb Telescope in space. Credit: NASA

The James Webb Space Telescope

14/10/2021Written by Eleanor Morton

After 25 years, the James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch in December 2021. We look back on the satellite’s journey.

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