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James Webb Space Telescope reaches its final destination a million miles away from Earth

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Ball Aerospace Webb Space Telescope
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Ball Aerospace designed the mirror system on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope which is capable of detecting light from the first stars and galaxies that formed the universe.

NASA's $10 billion mission that could transform our knowledge of the universe achieved a critical milestone this week. The James Webb Space Telescope reached its final destination and entered into an orbit around the sun. The telescope is now about a million miles away from Earth. It launched into space a month ago. That’s when we spoke with Makenzie Lystrup about the mission. She's an astrophysicist from Colorado-based Ball Aerospace, which built the telescope's unique optical system.