Today is National Space Day, and tomorrow is National Astronomy Day! 🚀 🔭 Discover how the James Webb Space Telescope will study our galaxy, or learn how to make a DIY Webb Flip-book.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
Calling all animators!
We have a #DIY Flipbook to make your own #NASAWebb deployment animation. Piece the images together, flip them quickly, and watch #NASAWebb blossom! #NASAatHome #nationalspaceday
For the James Webb Space Telescope to fit into a rocket, it must be folded up. After launch, Webb will deploy during its roughly 30-day, million-mile journey out to the second Lagrange point (L2). This 48-frame flipbook highlights how Webb deploys or unfolds like a transformer once in space. It can be made at home using paper and a binder clip. As you quickly flip through the frames, you can see an animation of how Webb will deploy in space!
Download this video: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13601
Credit: NASA Goddard
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