Q. At which of the following area of space, the James Webb Space Telescope orbits?

[A] Lagrange point L2

[B] Curie Point

[C] Newton Point

[D] CV Raman Point

Answer: A


  1. James Webb Space Telescope reached its final destination, at around 15 lakh km from Earth.
  2. The telescope will orbit in an area of space known as a Lagrange point, where the gravitational pull from the Sun and Earth will be balanced by the centrifugal force of the rotating system.
  3. The points were first theorized by Italian French mathematician Joseph-Louis Lagrange. Webb will go around it in a halo at a distance similar to that between the Earth and Moon

Source: ForumIAS