Engineering Miracles for Scientific Discoveries with the James Webb Space Telescope

February 8, 2018 3:27 pm Categorised in:

In this lecture, Nobel Prize winner John Mather, senior astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and project manager for the James Webb Space Telescope, outlines how the team conceived the design, why they’re building it the way they are, and how they are testing it to make sure it will work. He also speculates on what JWST might reveal. Considering that it could detect the light and heat of a bumblebee hovering at the distance of the Moon, we can expect to be amazed.