Communion Of Dreams


Looking back…
June 17, 2010, 9:39 am
Filed under: Bad Astronomy, NASA, Phil Plait, Science, Science Fiction, Space, tech

Just a quick note to point people to a delightful overview of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) done as a flash animation, via Bad Astronomy. The JWST is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), and will be able to look back further into the history of the universe.

Minor bit of trivia: the early information on the JWST which was available helped me to come up with the design idea for the ‘Advanced Survey Array’ in Communion of Dreams. I never really get into a description of the ASA, but I had to think through for myself how the thing worked to use it consistently in the book.

Jim Downey

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