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Elements of Webb: Kapton – EP 6

The Webb Telescope has a tennis court size sunshield made out of a thin material called Kapton. It shields the exposed mirrors and science instruments from the light and heat of the Sun, Earth and moon. How well can a material 1/1,000th of an inch thick work? Find out on this Episode of Elements of Webb.

Publish Date
Run Time 00:02:46
Topic Originals
Series Elements of Webb
Episode Episode 7
Video Quality HD
Rating TV-G