One and half million kilometres away from Earth, the largest telescope ever placed in space will open before the Cosmos the petals of its 6.5 metres foldable mirror. The new James Webb space telescope is a jewel of technology, and starting from 2022 will reveal a sharper, deeper and older Universe.
Its main window of observation is infrared light, produced by warm or cool bodies and environments, targets of many lines of research by the Portuguese scientific community.
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