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Full-scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb: The World's largest space telescope

When the World's largest space telescope James Webb is sent into space on March 30, 2021, some nervous Danish scientists from DTU Space will be watching closely. This is because DTU Space is involved in the construction of the telescope and with its participation in the project ensures that Danish scientists will be among the first to study the unique images that are expected with the telescope.

The James Webb Space Telescope is popularly said to be the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, which, with its recent discovery of water vapor on a small Earth-like exoplanet, shows the way for what we have in store when the James Webb Space Telescope becomes operational.

Morten Remar has spoken to associate professor Christoffer Karoff from the Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University and senior researcher Hans Ulrik Nørgaard Nielsen from DTU Space in Lyngby.

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