No, just a bunch of weather balloons.
The Hollywood version is that the amateur finds it, but we only have about 8 minutes til impact.Amateurs can do some amazing stuff. That's why I wouldn't worry about the government keeping it a secret if something was going to hit the earth. They would find it.
I actually thought it had to fly to the orbit its in now, and then open up everything. But, I guess because there is no air in space, they were able to open ot while traveling so fast. NASA still takes their time with everything, but with the cost of this thing, probably a good idea to take it slow and make sure not to breakit yet.those simulations are pretty intense... still think it will be a year before they release the actual photos?
Crazy how this works. But makes total sense
How long before the mirrors are aligned?
What is cool down? Where can I read more about thismonths I think, cool down is a long process in space for this telescope and they need to do it slowly and carefully planned steps, then all the calibration of the science equipment that captures the imagery and data. It's nice they are sharing the sausage making pictures but it's summer time until they start doing the science observations.