|Mayor Mitch Roth and his wife Noriko helped with Christmas giving at Touched by an Angel. Photo by Olani Lilly|
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THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE LAUNCHED ON CHRISTMAS MORNING and is designed to compliment and possibly outperform land-based telescopes like those on Mauna Kea.
The monster observatory for astrophysics is expected to settle into its orbit around the sun in about a month. Ahead of the launch, it was carried by ship from its manufacturer in California through the Panama Canal to the spaceport in French Guiana.
A report Christmas Day from space.com says: