Recently, astronomers and astronomers have said that NASA should re-name its observatory. In a March article in Scientific American, four scientists said that in the 1960s his name was known, if not in line with “lavender scare” policies within the federal government, including NASA. Similar to the “red flag” of anti-Communism, these policies pushed many LGBTQ workers out of their jobs in federal institutions.
Those authors, as well as more than 1,700 others online request published after the release of that concept, requested that the telescope be renamed. Their protests prompted NASA to conduct an internal investigation in June. The agency did not release the findings, but on September 27, NASA supervisor Bill Nelson sent a brief note to others. story for sale: “We have not yet received evidence of a change in the James Webb Space Telescope name.”
“I think NASA would have done better with their visible promises,” says Sarah Tuttle, a astronomer at the University of Washington and one of the op-ed authors. “I hope in the future that NASA will consider launching the missions as we call them and establish major impressive missions.” He and other astronomers complain that James Webb’s name is unfortunately misleading from the science that telescope will help them; they developed alternatives such as the Harriet Tubman Space Telescope and Wonderful Space Telescope bus.
“Our focus should be on the great potential of this incredible space that people have worked hard to build. Conflict resolution is not good for everyone involved,” said Caitlin Casey, an astronomer at the University of Texas at Austin who leads the COSMOS Alliance. The team changed the name of their research program from COSMOS-Webb, and Casey now only mentions the telescope and its acronym.
Now that the telescope has arrived, everyone is excited — and fearfully — looking at its establishment. Small hiccups involving a telescope mounting device on top of the rocket, and contact with the connection between the viewers and the automatic transmission system, delayed the launch, which was scheduled for December 18th.
Assuming that the establishment is going according to plan, astronomers wait about six months until the biggest Christmas gift of astronomy is opened and begin to see the wonders of the universe. First, NASA engineers and their partners around the world must follow the hour-by-step process to unveil the telescope, move it in place, cool it, and monitor any part of the device, says Mather. He hopes that what scientists see will begin early in the summer.
Hubble, which flies along Earth orbit, is needed serving frequently and astronauts for many years, and, more recently, have been accustomed to doing so hardware problems. For JWST, there can be no reorganization in the air because it will be too far away. Since no one can float to the JWST with a screwdriver, engineers should expect that all of their testing and retrieval systems will be complete. They have also developed ways to remodel telescopes remotely, if necessary. For example, scientists on the ground can effectively connect telescope mirrors, which are attached to seven mechanical engines.
Astronomers believe that the JWST will not only benefit science, it will also be a source of information for people interested in celestial bodies, astronomy, and the origin of the universe. “I think the images will be as clear and flexible as the Hubble images, even if they go on,” says Casey. “I will be very happy to see them, and I think people will be very interested in them.”
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