Preparation of the new James Webb Space Telescope.

James Web space Telescope

Star

Lee Feinberg, is the Nasa engineer who has led the development of Webb’s optical elements, described the release of the first properly focused image as phenomenal.

“You not only see the star and the spikes from the diffraction of the star, but you see other stars in the field that are tightly focused, just like we expect, and all sorts of other interesting structure in the background,” he told reporters.

“We’ve actually done very detailed analysis of the images we’re getting, and, so far, what we’re finding is that the performance is as good if not better than our most optimistic prediction.”

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