The James Webb Space Telescope is Off!

It was quite the Christmas present – a new space telescope. NASA’s press release about the launch on December 25, 2021 of the James Webb Space Telescope stated:

The world’s largest and most complex space science observatory will now begin six months of commissioning in space. At the end of commissioning, Webb will deliver its first images. Webb carries four state-of-the-art science instruments with highly sensitive infrared detectors of unprecedented resolution. Webb will study infrared light from celestial objects with much greater clarity than ever before. The premier mission is the scientific successor to NASA’s iconic Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, built to complement and further the scientific discoveries of these and other missions.

You can follow the progress of this mission via the James Webb Space Telescope Blog.