26 July 2017

Summer Heat Too Much for You? NASA has Just the Place for You!

Posted by Dan Satterfield

NASA is cooling down the James Webb Space Telescope to make sure it will work in space.

The James Webb telescope is designed to detect light in the infrared portion of the spectrum, and its instruments will only work at a temp. of just a few degrees above absolute zero! But how do you test them??

This is how!

The room will keep getting colder and colder. NASA has a live webcam of the room online with a look at the indoor and outdoor temperatures at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston! 

This is literally just too cool 😉