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Paris, 20 November 2017

James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) sees through the cold

The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) has reached a key milestone with the completion of cryogenic tests on its telescope and instruments. Working within an international consortium, France, in particular the CEA, the CNRS and the CNES, has played a key role in the development, for the scientific successor to the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, of the Mid-InfraRed Imager (MIRIM) that will enable it to see wavelengths of 5 to 28 microns.

Download the press release: CP JWST_eng

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CEA l Guillaume Milot l T +33 (0)1 64 50 20 11 l presse@cea.fr
CNES l Fabienne Lissak l T +33 (0)1 44 76 78 37 l fabienne.lissak@cnes.fr
CNRS l +33 (0)1 44 96 51 51 l presse@cnrs.fr


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