James Webb’s decorative mirror shows real images captured by the telescope

Deepak Gupta July 18, 2022
Updated 2022/07/18 at 9:21 PM

NASA’s James Webb has taken impressive images of what the naked eye cannot see. An enthusiastic youtuber created a decorative piece inspired by the telescope that, in addition to having a very similar appearance, is still a showcase of the real images captured by him.

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James Webb is a NASA adventure: in development since 1996, it was redesigned in 2005, and was finally built in 2016. The first images reached Earthlings last week and surprised all who had the opportunity to see them.

The telescope's array of mirrors has a light-gathering area about six times that of the Hubble Space Telescope. It is this dimension that gives it the ability to collect images of older and more distant objects. Therefore, it guarantees a more in-depth view of the universe and its elements.

In an ode to what the telescope represents and captures, the Cellar Nerd created a replica (much smaller) to hang on a wall, functioning as a piece of decorative art.

Decorative James Webb with real images

Built with mirrors found on Amazon and molded by himself, using a 3D mold, Cellar Nerd recreated the NASA telescope.

In addition to the mirrors, he installed a 15.6-inch portable screen connected to a Raspberry Pi 2. This saves the real images captured by NASA's James Webb and scales them to fit the visible part of the screen.

The next step is, as Cellar Nerd says, updating the mirrors to automatically pass the new telescope images as they are shared online.

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