Alignment of the James Webb Space Telescope to provide crisp images of space


NASA has completed the optical alignment of the James Webb Space Telescope.


During this final phase, scientists will test all the modes and operations for the four science instruments to measure their performance, calibration, and overall observatory operations.


The mirrors are slowly cooling to final operating temperatures.


Once completed the telescope will be capable of capturing crisp, well-focused images of faraway places in space.


The telescope was launched on December 25, 2021, and was designed to conduct infrared astronomy.