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Nine billion dollar telescope holds the key to unlock extra-terrestrial mystery

13 Jan 2018, 10:37 UTC
Nine billion dollar telescope holds the key to unlock extra-terrestrial mystery
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NASA is almost ready with its biggest space telescope which just cleared its significant simulation tests to prove its worth for the launch set to be initiated next year. The James Webb Telescope shall hold the capability to spot alien life far and beyond our solar system. NASA has estimated that the telescope might be launched in the first half of 2019.
The total worth of this gigantic machine is around $8.8 billion which as tested in a huge vacuum chamber to test its functionality in the deep space environment. The well-engineered telescope successfully completed the test and will have the potential to capture any starlight in focus while tracking the astronomical targets. The successful completion of these tests is a major milestone in the future of space.
The scientists have tagged the new telescope as a ‘time machine’ which is designed to unwrap the mystery box of our universe. It will help take a leap back in time to observe the early phase of the universe which was around 13.5 billion years prior today. The scientists shall observe the exo-planets, stars, moons and different planets as they came into existence.
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