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Here NASA Administrator Charles Bolden poses with  #JWST's full-scale engineering test sunshield while on a visit to Northrop Grumman.  Yep, our sunshield really is that big! (It's about the size of a tennis court...)

(Bolden is in the center where the telescope will be.  The sunshield is folded up here, but you can get an idea of the scale of the length of it.  There is a smaller model of the sunshield just to the right of center in the background.)

Credit: Northrop Grumman
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Very very classy people. Thanks a million.
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I wonder if there might be a problem with space dust and a need to clean the mirrors every so often?
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Young Innovators Bring Creations to Life in an +NASA Goddard  Spinoff Challenge: http://go.nasa.gov/1dfnb4z #JWST #techspinoffs #STEM
Students created spinoffs from NASA technology and designed a virtual environment to showcase them in the NASA Goddard OPTIMUS PRIME InWorld Spinoff Challenge.
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Curious about the electronics for #JWST's instruments? Read more about the ISIM Electronics Compartment and its job on the spacecraft: https://flic.kr/p/sQ4oia

Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
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What a remarkable piece of engineering!
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Reminder! Come see awesome #JWST photographer, Chris Gunn, talk about his @NASA work  - Washington, DC, tonight, May 6: http://knowledgecommonsdc.org/classes/nasa-history-images/

Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
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One of our extremely talented  #JWST photographers, Chris Gunn, will talk about his work at NASA in DC at the  Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Thursday May 6 at 7pm. More info (including how to sign up): http://knowledgecommonsdc.org/classes/nasa-history-images/

(Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn - of course!)

View more of our mission photography here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/sets/
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A beautiful infrared view from NASA Spitzer of dusty filaments surrounding the Pleiades: http://go.nasa.gov/1G3Pgsd

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/J. Stauffer (SSC/Caltech)
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Announcing our OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Challenge winning student team:  http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/realworld.html 

You can watch the top 3 teams present their projects to an evaluation panel at the link as well.

(Our previous RealWorld/InWorld Engineering Design Challenge was merged with OPTIMUS PRIME this year.) #JWST #STEM 
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Infrared imagery shows an outburst from a star in the earliest phase of its development: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-satellites-catch-growth-spurt-from-newborn-protostar

Image credit:  E. Safron et al.; background: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Megeath (Univ. of Toledo)
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Keep your space mirrors clean with snow! (Carbon dioxide snow!)

Just like drivers sometimes use snow to clean their car mirrors in winter, two Exelis Inc. engineers are practicing "snow cleaning'" on a test telescope mirror for the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. By shooting carbon dioxide snow at the surface, engineers are able to clean large telescope mirrors without scratching them. 

Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/engineers-clean-mirror-with-carbon-dioxide-snow 

Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
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That's how it's done.
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"In a synergy between the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, and the giant W. M. Keck Observatory, astronomers have set a new distance record to the farthest redshift-confirmed galaxy. It is so far away the light we receive left the galaxy over 13 billion years ago, and it is just arriving now. Hubble found the galaxy in deep-sky surveys, and Keck's 10-meter-diameter segmented mirror is powerful enough to collect a spectrum from the unusually bright galaxy. The new observations underline the very exciting discoveries that NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will enable when it is launched in 2018."

Read more: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2015/22/

Credit: NASA, ESA, P. Oesch and I. Momcheva (Yale University), and the 3D-HST and HUDF09/XDF Teams
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1pm ET today, take a virtual field trip of NASA Goddard! Register your class & ask a question: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/Live/of-the-people-space-day-2015.cfm
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jwst...araña 2018
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All about the next generation James Webb Space Telescope!
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The James Webb Space Telescope is the successor to Hubble. It is an infrared telescope with a 6.5m mirror and a sunshade the size of a regulation tennis court! It will launch in 2018.