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  1. 04 Jun '10 21:38 / 1 edit
    Anyone else excited about this.

    The primary mirror is 5 times bigger than the mirror on Hubble.
    Hubble orbits earth at 300 + miles above earth
    The James Webb is set to orbit nearly a million miles from Earth

    I can't wait to see the images!
    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=462
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Webb_Space_Telescope
  2. 04 Jun '10 21:46
    Originally posted by Sikora
    Anyone else exicted about this.

    The primary mirror is 5 times bigger than the mirror on Hubble.
    Hubble orbits earth at 300 + miles above earth
    The James Webb is set to orbit nearly a million miles from Earth

    I can't wait to see the images!
    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=462
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Webb_Space_Telescope
    Interesting stuff, but it looks like a money-pit and to see what - higher definition and magnification of what Hubble already does brilliantly.
  3. 05 Jun '10 19:18
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Interesting stuff, but it looks like a money-pit and to see what - higher definition and magnification of what Hubble already does brilliantly.
    Charge people to see the images and thereby recoup some of the American taxpayers money.
  4. 06 Jun '10 13:55
    Originally posted by dbabear716
    Charge people to see the images and thereby recoup some of the American taxpayers money.
    Except the main recipients (customers) of the images would be scientific institutions, probably also funded by taxpayers money. Then the tax payers would simply end up paying for all the extra accountants and paperwork as well.