Saving NASA’s astrophysics budget and Webb


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The struggle to find $1.5 billion to save NASA’s astrophysics budget as well as the overbudget James Webb Space Telescope. Note that this article once again allows a variety of NASA managers and scientists push the false story that Webb is a replacement for Hubble. It is not. Hubble looks at the universe mostly in optical wavelengths, as our eyes do. Webb will be an infrared telescope. It will do wonderful things, but different things than Hubble.

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  • Kelly Starks

    It doesn’t seem to have occured to NASA folks that since they promised Webb will be a Hubble replacement — everyone will be furious with them when it fails to deliver that.

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