October launch of James Webb Space Telescope set to falsify Big Bang Theory

PSI Blog 20210111 October launch of James Webb Space Telescope set to falsify Big Bang Theory


“The James Webb telescope. Its mirror and sunshield will be folded up during launch. Credit: NASA”


From a recent Nature Briefing:


Long-awaited telescope launch


October will see the long-awaited launch of the James Webb Space Telescope — which its developer, NASA, calls the “largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built”. The US$8.8-billion Webb will seek to repeat the success of the Hubble Telescope, which revolutionized astronomy when it launched in 1990 and has made more than 1.3 million observations since. Webb will cover more wavelengths than Hubble, enabling scientists to peer deeper into the Universe.”


This could be considered part of the space race initiated by the successful launch of Sputnik by the USSR in 1957. In 1958, President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, establishing NASA. James E. Webb was the head of NASA from 1961 to 1968. He favored the scientific and economic influence of the program as much as the political and military aspects. I don’t know what he thought of the idea the universe exploded out of nothing. He was neither a scientist nor an engineer, just the best manager President Kennedy was lucky enough to find.


As Bill mentioned last week, the Webb telescope is sure to find more evidence that the observable universe is older than the 13.8 billion years imagined by the cosmogonists. As in last week’s post, they will try to fit their observations into the current paradigm with still more ridiculous ad hocs. Don’t be too surprised if they end up suggesting whole galaxy clusters formed in only 6,000 years!



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