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Gold-coated Primary Mirror Segment | by James Webb Space Telescope
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Gold-coated Primary Mirror Segment

Ball Aerospace optical technician Scott Murray inspects the first gold primary mirror segment, a critical element of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, prior to cryogenic testing in the X-ray & Cryogenic Facility at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The mirror was coated in gold by by Quantum Coating Incorporated.


Credit: NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham


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Taken on September 1, 2010