After nearly a quarter-century and several delays, the $9.6 billion James Webb Space Telescope is in the home stretch for a 2021 launch.
It’s a sight out of a science-fiction novel—a soaring tower of hexagonal gold mirrors atop a massive five-layered silver sunshield and a circular spacecraft bus. Polished to within nanometers of accuracy, the mirrors front a quartet of complex instruments sensitive enough to decipher alien atmospheres and peer back to the dawn of time.
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