A white spacecraft propelled by a red rocket launches above the blue marble Earth.
NASA to Launch a Telescope Bigger and More Powerful Than Hubble
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled for launch on Dec. 18, beginning a career of cosmic observation that may far exceed the venerable Hubble Space Telescope.
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