The James Webb Space Telescope completed its two-week deployment phase on Saturday, unfolding the final mirror panel as it prepares to study each phase of cosmic history, NASA said.
“The last wing is now deployed,” NASA said on Twitter, adding that the team was now working “to lock the wing in place, a process of several hours.”
Two weeks after launch, @NASAWebb has reached its next biggest milestone: the mirrors have completed their deployment and the next-generation telescope has taken its final form.
The next step for Webb? Five months of alignment and calibration before starting to get images: pic.twitter.com/BOj5O1HS37
– NASA (@NASA) January 8, 2022
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