The new space observatory has been successfully launched by NASA. After taking off at a European Ariane 5 rocket. It shows the starting of a new era for space research which NASA has been trying for ages. It is believed that is observatory will give us the deepest mysteries of the universe.
Rob Nevis who is an announcer of NASA declared that it would trace the origin of the universe. The initial travel of the rocket has been very successful yet the upcoming journey for the telescope is undetermined. To an estimate during the next two months, the telescope will be headed toward its final destination which is about 1 million miles away from Earth. It folds and reshapes itself to reach a final position necessary for viewing the cosmos. There are thousands of steps required to actually look into the universe.
If the telescope continues its journey without any hurdle and the mission goes successful then this telescope will probably be the biggest instrument ever gone to space. Interestingly the telescope is able to see clusters the way they were before 13.6 years ago. It means that nearly we would be able to determine the happening of the big bang which would obviously be a very big discovery for science. Other than the Earth the telescope seems to observe distant stars, galaxies their motion, and collision. The team requires that they have been seen supernatural things that are a dream. Outer space is full of surprises for them and the telescope is living proof of it.
Is also known to be the successor of the Hubble telescope which has been sent into space decades before. The telescope claims to capture happenings of space 100 times more sensitive as compared to the Hubble telescope. This telescope is much advanced and will catch infrared radiation limited by a bumblebee. Astronomers have been trying very hard along with scientists to form this telescope which will fulfill their dreams to explore space in a new and advanced way.
During testing the launching of the telescope there have been many failed tries and it has probably taken the longest to be launched successfully. But finally, it traveled by boat from California to French Guiana where it was launched in October. Experiments were done for the launch in South Africa the clamp folding of the telescope snapped due to which there were certain vibrations in the body of the telescope which interrupted its communication system and engineers worked once again at its repair.
After so long tries and repeated efforts the telescope was finally launched into space one fine morning. Now the telescope is under 29 days of testing and has to perform various tasks for example it has to configure its shape so that it can get power from Sun. Sun shield needs to be tested so that it can remain rigid at about 370 degrees Fahrenheit. After that, the telescope will launch its primary mirror and put itself in the perfect place for orbit about 1 million miles away from Earth.