Behind the Webb: 100 Points of Light (Episode 22)
Release Date: February 03, 2014 12:00AM (EST)
Media Use: Copyright
About This Video
The Webb telescope's Near Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) instrument will be used to study star formation and the chemical composition of young, distant galaxies. The instrument breaks near-infrared light into its components for closer examination and analysis. But what makes NIRSpec even more special is its "multi-object" capability which enables it to look at as many as 100 objects at the same time.
*Correction to text on screen: At 1:52 in the video, the man in the bunny suit is Ralf Ehrenwinkler, NIRSpec Assembly, Integration and Test Lead at Airbus Defence and Space company.