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Postage stamp to feature James Webb Space Telescope

August 3, 2022

The U.S. Postal Service will release a new stamp in September celebrating the deployment of the James Webb Space Telescope. The Forever stamp, which can be pre-ordered starting August 8, features an image of the iconic telescope and its 18 golden hexagonal mirror segments atop a starry background. The image used for the background was taken by scientists operating the telescope at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. It shows the “Cosmic Cliffs” of the Carina Nebula, roughly 7,600 light-years away, said Cheryl Gundy, a spokeswoman for the institute. The institute, located on the Johns Hopkins University’s campus, serves as the mission control for the telescope.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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