NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Launch: How To Watch Live Today

This Christmas, NASA brings an extraordinary gift for astronomers and sky watchers. On December 25 at 7:20 a.m. EST (5:50 p.m. PTT), the space agency’s largest and most powerful space telescope will be launched from French Guiana.

It carries four main scientific instruments and “will hunt the unobserved formation of the first galaxies, as well as looking inside the dust clouds where stars and planetary systems form today, ”according to NASA.

The take-off scheduled for December 22 was postponed to December 24 due to electronic communications difficulties between the launcher and its payload. It was further delayed until christmas day due to bad weather conditions at the launch site.

The telescope will help answer our questions about: the first light, the assemblage of galaxies, the birth of stars and protoplanetary systems and planetary systems, and the origin of life.

James Webb Space Telescope Launch: Here’s How To Watch

You can watch take off online on NASA TV. Register with NASA to become a Webb Launch virtual guest and access organized resources. The space agency will send virtual guests a stamp for their virtual guest passport.

We will also be posting a live blog about the event on Waiting for, click here to read our explanation on the differences between the Webb and Hubble telescopes.

Also watch our talks with Dr. Knicole Colón, Associate Scientist of the James Webb Space Telescope Project for Exoplanet Science, and Anisa Jamil, Power Systems Engineer – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

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