New mirror in space – level 1

13-01-2022 15:00

A rocket goes in space two weeks ago. It carries a piece of a large mirror. The mirror is a part of the James Webb Space Telescope.

This telescope is very big. It is powerful. It is even better than the Hubble Space Telescope. The James Webb Telescope will study galaxies and stars. Galaxies are places of many stars. They are more than 13 billion years old.

This telescope has a big mirror. It is 6.5 meters wide. It looks like a flower. It has gold plates.  A special shield keeps it safe from the sun. The shield is as big as a tennis court.

Difficult words: telescope (a device that helps scientists see very far), plate (a flat metal object), shield (a wide piece of material which keeps something safe).

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