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James Webb Space Telescope reaches final destination, parked 15,00,000 km from Earth

Indian Express | 25/01/2022 01:09 PM | Click to read full article

The James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at its cosmic parking spot a million miles away, bringing it a step closer to its mission to unravel the mysteries of the Universe, Nasa said Monday.

At around 2:00 pm Eastern Time (1900 GMT), the observatory fired its thrusters for five minutes to reach the so-called second Lagrange point, or L2, where it will have access to nearly half the sky at any given moment.