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The Webb telescope’s images come thanks to these engineering solutions

In 1989, a group of engineers first started working to design a space telescope that would change the way we see our universe. There was only one problem: much of the technology they would need didn’t exist.

Those engineers and others went on to invent 10 brand new technologies in order to build what is now the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST or Webb), an observatory designed to do things that once seemed impossible. Engineers at contractors like Northrop Grumman, the main private company that worked on Webb with NASA, were the ones to develop, test and build the telescope. Here’s some of the groundbreaking engineering they developed to make Webb work.

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