Q. Consider the following statements regarding “James Webb Space Telescope”:
1.It was formerly known as the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST).
2.It is an international collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Also called JWST or Webb, it is NASA’s largest and most powerful space science telescope. JWST is more powerful than its predecessors.

  • It will be able to see further into space to discover distant planets in far-off galaxies. It will build on the legacy of the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • It is an international collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
  • It was formerly known as the “Next Generation Space Telescope” (NGST).
  • The multipurpose observatory launched in December 2021 on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on the north-eastern coast of South America.

Source: FORUMIAS