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Webb ART & SCIENCE #jwstArt
Twenty two artists were selected nationwide to attend the James Webb Space Telescope Artist Event at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This gallery shows their impressions of the Webb Telescope and it's mission.
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Webb Key Facts in Many Languages
Key Facts about the Webb Mission translated into many languages including, Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and more.
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Webb & the Big Bang with Dr John Mather
Dr. John Mather, Nobel Laureate and James Webb Space Telescope Senior Project Scientist, answers some commonly asked questions about the Big Bang, and about JWST's role in understanding the early history of the universe.
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Webb Cam #1 Live
Watch Webb being built and tested on our wide field of view web cams.
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Webb Cam #2 Live
Watch Webb being built and tested on our wide field of view web cams.
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Webb @ Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS)
A rich archive of videos of the building of Webb and scientific visualizations for the Webb mission.
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Infrared: Beyond the Visible
Get a sense of the sights Webb will capture, with its Hubble-sharp vision and ability to reach into the farthest depths of space and time.
Behind the Webb
"Behind the Webb" Video Podcast Series
Join our host, Mary Estacion, of the Space Telescope Science Institute, as she takes you behind the scenes to watch the construction and testing, and hear from the people who make it work.
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3D Fly-by Interactive
Interactive 3D model of the James Webb Space Telescope which allows you to explore all the different subsystems and get more information on each!
Journey of the Mirrors Interactive Map
Journey of the Mirrors Interactive Map
The James Webb Space Telescope's 18 special lightweight beryllium mirrors have to make 14 stops to 11 different places around the U.S. to complete their manufacturing. This graphic shows the different places they have to travel, and what is accomplished at each location.

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Build It Yourself: Satellite
Build It Yourself: Satellite
You get to be the scientist in the "Build It Yourself: Satellite!" game! Choose what science your satellite will be used to study, and then decide what wavelengths, instruments, and optics will help you learn the most about the science you've chosen.
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Scope It Out! A telescope game
Scope It Out! includes an introduction to telescopes and two matching games. This game is best suited for teens and interested adults.
Paper Model
Make your own model of Webb!
Build a paper model of the Webb Telescope or design your own and show us your work!
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NASA Visualization Explorer App
NASA Visualization Explorer is the coolest way to get stories about advanced space-based research delivered right to your iPad. A direct connection to NASA's extraordinary fleet of research spacecraft, this app presents cutting edge research stories in an engaging and exciting format.
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Downloads (icons, wallpapers)
All sorts of Webb Telescope avatars, icons, wallpapers and more.
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Webb & Hubble ebooks
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has been providing amazing images of the universe since April 1990 and has led to remarkable discoveries. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is the next-generation telescope that will peer even deeper into space and unveil even more mysteries. Both of these extraordinary telescopes are now the topics of two free e-Books available from the Apple iBookstore.
Fun Pad
Fun Pad (ages 5-10)(pdf)
This Fun Pad is designed for ages 5 - 10 years old and is divided into sections.
- The front section contains general information about Webb Telescope
- The middle section contains activities for younger children
- The back section contains more challenging activities.
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Folding Puzzler(.pdf)
A Webb Telescope folding puzzler containing a number of key facts about the mission.
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LEGO Webb instructions
Build you own Webb Telescope with Legos.
Print materials
Print Materials (posters,flyers, etc)
A variety of print materials on Webb including posters, lithographs, pamphlets, flyers, and stickers.

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