James Webb Space Telescope


About the Scope

It has a 6.5 meter mirror and a sunshield the size of a tennis court. Theres only one telescope on the James Webb. The project is working to a 2018 launch date.The JWST will study phases in the history of our Universe, from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own Solar System.

History of James Webb

James was an Administrator of NASA. Webb had a key role in creating the Manned Spacecraft Center, later, the Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. He delt with Apollo, Mariner, and Pioneer missions.

Electromagnetic Spectrum

The scope uses Infrared rays to capture images.

Wheres It At

It will be located in outer space in 2018. It will be 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth.This site is good because its farther out in space and outside the Earth's atmosphere.


It can find Supernovas, Black Holes, Baby Galaxies and planets with the potential to support life.