NASA is already preparing a replacement for the James Webb Space Telescope

(ORDO NEWS) — The US space agency has revealed details about the multibillion-dollar successor to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which went live just last year.

We are talking about a project whose priority task will be to search for life on exoplanets similar to Earth. The project will start in the early 2040s.

During a meeting of the American Astronomical Society, NASA Director of Astrophysics Mark Klempin announced the working name of the future project – the Habitable World Observatory (HWO).

It is planned that HWO, like James Webb, will be located at the Lagrange point L2, about two million kilometers from Earth.

Now engineers and scientists are deciding how to build the main mirror of the space observatory: either the telescope will acquire a single-segment four-meter mirrors, or it will be a multi-segment 15-meter one.

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