Meet MIRI, Infrared Camera for Webb Telescope

Article written: 17 May , 2012
Updated: 7 Jan , 2016
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Our friend Will Gater from the BBC’s Sky At Night Magazine had the chance to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility that is building the Mid-Infrared Instrument on the long-awaited James Webb Space Telescope. You’ll meet MIRI inside clean room at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK, before it’s packaged up and sent over to NASA Goddard in the US and hear from some of the scientists involved in the project. MIRI is expected to make important contributions to all four of the primary science themes for JWST: 1.) discovery of the “first light”; 2.) assembly of galaxies: history of star formation, growth of black holes, production of heavy elements; 3.) how stars and planetary systems form; and 4.) evolution of planetary systems and conditions for life.

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    If I was a billionaire and on my deathbed, I’d spend every penny on doctors to keep me alive long enough to see the first images from the Webb telescope!

  2. lcrowell says

    This is the heart of where science will occur on the JWT.

    LC

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