NASA’s new space telescope sees 1st starlight

NASA's newest space telescope captured its first starlight and the did what a lot of millennials do, took a selfie of its giant gold mirror


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February 11, 2022 - 3:55 PM

Engineers and technicians assemble the James Webb Space Telescope on Nov. 2, 2016, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS) Photo by TNS

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s new space telescope has captured its first starlight and even taken a selfie of its giant, gold mirror. 

All 18 segments of the primary mirror on the James Webb Space Telescope seem to be working properly 1½ months into the mission, officials said Friday. 

The telescope’s first target was a bright star 258 light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. 

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