USPS Celebrates James Webb Area Telescope


The James Webb Area Telescope, the biggest and most delicate ever launched, can peer to the bounds of the recognized universe. 


The U.S. Postal Service will have a good time this outstanding system with the upcoming James Webb Area Telescope Without end stamp.


Artwork director Derry Noyes was the designer for the stamp, utilizing present artwork by James Vaughan and a picture supplied by NASA/Area Telescope Science Institute.


The primary-day-of-issue occasion is free and open to the general public. Information of the stamp is being shared with the hashtag #WebbTelescopeStamp.


Anton Hajjar, vice chairman, U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors


Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at 11 a.m. ET

The place: 

Smithsonian Nationwide Postal Museum

2 Massachusetts Ave NE

Washington, DC 20002-4945


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The U.S. Postal Service celebrates NASA’s outstanding James Webb Area Telescope, the biggest and most complicated telescope ever deployed in house — able to peering straight into the early cosmos and learning each part of cosmic historical past. 

Its gold-coated mirror segments type a 21-foot-wide lens that captures faint infrared rays from billions of light-years away that signify the universe’s first accessible starlight. Revealed is the universe in its infancy, together with galaxy formation. The Webb Telescope can even analyze exoplanets for probably life-supporting circumstances and supply unprecedentedly high-resolution views of our personal photo voltaic system.

The warmth-sensitive telescope should function in excessive chilly. From its orbit of the solar about one million miles from Earth, it’s always positioned above the planet’s night time facet, orienting its optics and devices in perpetual shade from the solar and Earth behind its tennis-court-size photo voltaic protect.

Launched on Christmas Day 2021, the telescope represents multinational cooperation of NASA and the European and Canadian house companies.

Through the telescope’s anticipated five- to 10-year mission, scientists anticipate solutions to age-old questions — plus introductions to new cosmic mysteries.

The picture on the stamp is an artist’s digitally created depiction of the telescope towards a stunning starscape. The selvage picture of a star and distant house was taken by the telescope early in its mission, brilliantly confirming the proper alignment of the telescope’s 18 mirror segments.

The James Webb Area Telescope stamp is being issued as a Without end stamp in panes of 20. This Without end stamp is at all times equal in worth to the present First-Class Mail 1-ounce value. 

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