Episode 5: Webb at the World Science Festival

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Duration: 2 minutes, 21 seconds

The Webb telescope model rose into the sky, enticing viewers with its promise of new cosmic wonders. At the World Science Festival in New York City, the life-sized model was a draw for both the technologically inclined and scientifically curious. While telescope experts and astronomers gave a rundown of Webb's capabilities, visitors explored the promise of the next big leap in orbiting observatories. Webb's enormous size and distant orbit will allow it to see infrared light with a previously unachieved clarity, opening the path to new visions of the universe.

The World Science Festival

Time-lapse videos of the model being built in Battery Park

More pictures of the Webb telescope model

Behind the Scenes, Webb Mission


NASA and Mary Estacion (STScI)

Publication: July 14, 2010