The James Webb Space Telescope has been traveling for a month in space at speeds close to 720 miles per hour and has now finally reached its final destination where it will capture incredible infra-red imagery and send it back to earth to help us better understand the start of the universe.
Launched on Christmas day 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope started its 5 - 10 year-long mission to initially replace the Hubble Space Telescope and is designed to take infra-red imagery of the cosmic microwave background radiation that will give scientists far better insight into the earliest stars in the universe.
The James Webb Space Telescope has officially reached its final destination in space, that of L2, the second Sun-Earth Lagrange point. To give you a better idea as to where that is, you can imagine a line from the sun to the earth then straight through the earth and about 1 million miles beyond, that is where you would find the gravitational stable zone of L2.
From now on, the James Webb Space Telescope will start the 2-month long calibration of its 18 reflectors before it is ready to start looking back into time.
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel: Great SpaceX on the James Webb has reached its final destination and is about to take a picture of 13.7 billion years