Webb telescope to look back in time

It may even allow us to look as far back as Chomium’s birth, but that may be stretching it’s capabilities

Weiler said the telescope will cost $4.5 billion including development, deployment and operations through 10 years after launch. He said Hubble has cost between $7 billion and $8 billion, adding that the Webb project is far ahead of where Hubble was at a similar time in development in the 1980s.

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