James Webb Space Telescope is ‘perfectly aligned’, NASA says

The four science instruments on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope achieved “perfect alignment” ahead of the telescope’s official debut this summer, project officials said in a news teleconference on Monday (May 9).

“I am delighted to report that the telescope alignment was completed with even better performance than we had anticipated,” Michael McElwain, James Webb Space Telescope said the project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, according to CBS News. “Basically we achieve perfect alignment of the telescope. There are no adjustments to the telescope’s optics that will materially improve our science performance.”

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