Feb 25, 2022

Webb Space Telescope Team Brings 18 Dots of Starlight Into Hexagonal Formation

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The Webb team continues to make progress in aligning the observatory’s mirrors. Engineers have completed the first stage in this process, called “Segment Image Identification.” The resulting image shows that the team has moved each of Webb’s 18 primary mirror segments to bring 18 unfocused copies of a single star into a planned hexagonal formation.

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