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A Dominican participates in the launch of the James Webb Telescope

The young Dominican Scarlin Hernández is part of the team of professionals working on the James Webb Space Telescope mission.

Hernández is an aerospace engineer and one of her main functions within the team is to develop codes that are part of the systems that command and control the telescope from Earth after its launch.

“My role in the NASA mission has been to write and test code for different systems that are going to be used to command the James Webb telescope in space, which consists of the deployment system, the system that controls the mirrors and the system that controls the mirrors. of propulsion that helps to maintain the orientation and position of the telescope in space so that it does not get out of control and remains in orbit”, she said.

The James Webb Space Telescope of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was launched on December 25, 2021.

On Monday, July 12, NASA released the first image taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful instrument ever built to observe deep space.

What the photo shows is an agglomeration of thousands of galaxies, located 4.6 billion light-years away, in a region known as SMACS 0723.

This is the deepest and sharpest infrared image ever taken of the early universe.

Infrared vision is the best technology available for observing deep space, because it allows you to see through the dust and clouds behind which newborn stars can hide.

For this reason, the James Webb is expected to be the key to unraveling mysteries about the origin of the universe.


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