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Massive Space Telescope Is Finally Coming Together

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James Webb Space Telescope practice

A NASA team has attached nearly all of the hexagonal segments that will together make the primary mirror for the James Webb Space Telescope (pictured are practice segments).

Credit: Chris Gunn/NASA

This week, NASA is set to reach a milestone on one of its most ambitious projects. If all goes to plan, workers will finish assembling the huge mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope—an $8 billion successor to the famous Hubble telescope.

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