Release Date: May 31, 2018 1:00PM (EDT)
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About This Image
A tennis court-sized sunshield protects the Webb telescope from external sources of light and heat in order to be able to detect faint heat signals from very distant objects. This labeled diagram of the Webb telescope illustrates both the observing side and the sun-facing side of the observatory.