The James Webb Space Telescope was designed to answer major questions in astrophysics, such as the formation of planets and exoplanets, the first galaxies in the Universe and their first stars as well as the composition of the atmospheres of extra solar planets. It will be launched by Ariane 5 rocket from the Kourou space center in French Guiana, on 22th december. Its deployment and the implementation of its four instruments, including MIRI, represent many technical challenges. Zoom in on the innovations and use of the MIRI imager.
This film was produced by CEA, CNES, CNRS, Observatoire de Paris, and OSUPS and directed by Fab&Fab.
Scientific expertise: P-O. Lagage (CEA), C. Cossou (CEA), A. Boccaletti (Observatoire de Paris), P. Baudoz (Observatoire de Paris), D. Dicken (CNRS)