James Webb Space Telescope in danger of cancellation

Pretty much every astronomy blogger is writing about the prospect of the James Webb Space Telescope being canceled. If you want to pick just one to read, this one‘s pretty good.

In particular, if you haven’t seen the video at the end, watch it.

The problems with JWST are real and significant, but I’m still strongly in favor of increasing the awesome.

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Ted Bunn

I am chair of the physics department at the University of Richmond. In addition to teaching a variety of undergraduate physics courses, I work on a variety of research projects in cosmology, the study of the origin, structure, and evolution of the Universe. University of Richmond undergraduates are involved in all aspects of this research. If you want to know more about my research, ask me!

2 thoughts on “James Webb Space Telescope in danger of cancellation”

  1. I think putting out of these missions isn’t good. Do people even know how much information and data is gather from each mission? There’s the small chance of finding breakthroughs in space.

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