James Webb Telescope Launch and updates

blk02edge

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You're more correct than you may realize. _IF_ inflation happened in the very few first nanoseconds of the universe's existence*, we don't really know how big it may be. Because all we can see, due the limit of the speed of light and the expansion of the universe, we can only observe the 93-billion light-year "sphere." And we only see that much as a side-effect of the universe's expansion.** Otherwise, we'd only see a 26-billion light year sphere.

*There's lots of evidence to support Guth's Theory of Inflation. So far it is the leading contender for explaining the universe we see. But some heavy hitters in astronomy have always disagreed with the Theory of Inflation.

** The expansion of the universe has always been attributed to Edwin Hubble. However, for his entire life, he said what he discovered was a way to explain the red-shift of light from farther distances. He himself never supported, nor disagreed with, the idea that the red-shift was caused by expansion.
Yea, it makes sense in my head considering the universe is an 'explosion' OF space, not an explosion in space. I just can't quite visualize the actually imagery and how it can be skewed at those distances.

Then again, those flat earthen, moon conspiracy theorists may be on to something as well
 

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Is this Webb or no? One of the comments:

"The orbital trajectory of JWST does not pass through Orion, and there is no reason JWST would leave the ecliptic which also does not pass directly through Orion. In addition there have been no large course corrections for JWST, and the motion change in this video is extreme. I am not sure what this timelapse is capturing, but I do not think it is JWST."

 

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Is this Webb or no? One of the comments:

"The orbital trajectory of JWST does not pass through Orion, and there is no reason JWST would leave the ecliptic which also does not pass directly through Orion. In addition there have been no large course corrections for JWST, and the motion change in this video is extreme. I am not sure what this timelapse is capturing, but I do not think it is JWST."

Quite.....amazing.
 

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Ran into this. Sorry it’s not JW but still mind boggling.
 

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I'm further amazed. I'm really looking forward to seeing those Webb photos.
 

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The hot and cold temperatures are fascinating.
I guess I always thought it was cold in space? I guess the ISS gets to 250 degrees and now the JWT is seeing 185 degrees? So one, really wouldn't freeze up, you'd boil to death in space (in the sunlight anyway)... Am I reading this right?
 

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