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The James Webb Space Telescope Is Now Focused And Aligned

The United States has revealed that NASA's newest space telescope dubbed “The James Webb Space Telescope” has now completed it's focusing and is now 100% aligned, and has already started taking and sending back pictures.

Named after NASA's 2nd Administrator James E. Webb (1907-1992), the $10 Billion (£7.9 Billion) space telescope was launched last year to replace the previously used Hubble Space Telescope that was launched in 1990 which is slated to run out of power in 3-5 years.

The James Webb Space Telescope is a collaborative effort between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to launch the biggest space telescope in space exploration history.

The job of the James Webb Space Telescope is to observe distant galaxies and find more about the cause of the Big Bang, the event that created the known and unknown universe.

The James Webb Space Telescope has an operational lifespan of 10 years, 21 years less than the Hubble Space Telescope it's replacing.

However, it has better image quality, can operate at cooler and hotter temperatures, and it's serviceable even after it's operational lifespan ends in 2031. 

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