NASA launches James Webb Telescope into Space on Christmas Day

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has begun its voyage into orbit after a successful lift off on Christmas Day.

The telescope blasted into space on a Ariane 5 rocket, which took off from the European Spaceport facility in French Guiana.

Scientists and engineers shouted ‘Go Webb, go!’ as the telescope module detached from its rocket and shot off into space.

The James Webb is the world’s most powerful space telescope and cost $10 Billion and over a decade to build.

The New telescope will replace the 30-year-old Hubble space telescope. It is hoped the James Webb will be able to look back in time 13.5bn years to the beginning of the universe.

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