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Von Drehle: The years and billions spent on the James Webb telescope? Worth it.

July 13, 2022
Bright Center Star Cluster

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” So says Hamlet to his school chum after a chilling encounter with a ghost. The line went through my mind as I looked at the first image released by NASA from the James Webb Space Telescope, the marvel of engineering and audacity recently parked and unfolded in an orbit roughly 1 million miles from home. Operating so far away gives the Webb super sensitivity to infrared light that cannot be seen by the human eye.

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