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The JWST mirror covers off for a few days this week, and webcams are set up at Goddard Space Flight Center. Watch!

Image from live webcam - April 26, 2016 - of the James Webb Space Telescope, now under construction at Goddard Space Flight Center.

Image from live webcam – April 26, 2016 – of the James Webb Space Telescope, now under construction at Goddard Space Flight Center. Looks like a reflection of the ceiling in the telescope’s mirrors.

Click here to go to the webcam page.

The mirror covers for the James Webb Space telescope (JWST) are off for a few days this week! There are live webcams set up above the telescope’s clean room, and you can watch, as the telescope undergoes its construction process at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Images are captured at a rate of one per minute. The image on the webcam page automatically refreshes at that rate.

JWST is scheduled to launch in October, 2018. Click here for next steps for the telescope as it undergoes construction, testing and pre-launch activities.

Thanks for the tip, Shireen Gonzaga!

Click here to go to the webcam page.

Bottom line: The mirror covers are off for a few days this week for the James Webb Space Telescope. Peek into the clean room at Goddard Space Flight Center, where the telescope is being built, via webcam.

Deborah Byrd

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