NASA’s Next-Generation Space Telescope Will Do Science at a Special Spot

A million miles from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope will provide an unprecedented view of the early universe.
(Inside Science) — At 7:20 a.m. EST on Dec. 22, the largest and most powerful space telescope ever built is scheduled to hurtle into space from a launch point near Kourou, French Guiana. It will spend a month traveling roughly a million miles from Earth to a special spot called the second Lagrange point, or L2. 
L2 is just 1% farther away from the sun than Earth is, forming a straight line with the star and planet. As Earth orbits the sun, so …