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James Webb Telescope To Follow On From Discoveries Made Possible By Birr Telescope

That's according to Engineer and science communicator Dr Niamh Shaw.

NASA's James Webb telescope is undergoing an important transformation in space today. 

The device, which was launched on Christmas Day, will perform a 'mechanical dance' to reach its final form. 

It was too large to launch while fully extended. 

Engineer and science communicator, Dr Niamh Shaw says the James Webb telescope follows on from discoveries made possible by the Leviathan telescope, built at Birr Castle in the 1840s:

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