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So we have the galaxy, and there supposed a hundred billion galaxies: 100,000,000,000 galaxies. There was a cube shape object - found on the dark side of the moon this past week. We can’t be the only ones in existence.

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The Webb telescope will be a new milestone in our understanding of our existence. It may also be a critical step in the UAP disclosure process. Just hope there are no technical problems later because there is no hope for repair at the L2 point.

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The Reddit kids are already saying it's a Starbucks.

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There was a cube shape object

Are you sure it wasn't bong shaped? 'Cause it kinda sounds like it yo..

That being said - this telescope is monumental, can't wait to see it in action. It will dwarf Hubble in every aspect possible, which is a Really Good Thing TM.

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And what are we as society to gain from this technological feat? Will the global warming be solved by this or the poverty or hunger or elimination of diseases or all conflicts cease and we all become super friendly to each other??? No! I didn't think so!

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And what are we as society to gain from this technological feat?

'Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?'

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And what are we as society to gain from this technological feat

There are way toooo many to enumerate here, but to give you something you can understand, the technology in the phone you're using every morning while taking a dump was developed using gains from astronomy and physics. You question is similar to "why should I learn math and physics in school, noone ever needs it"...

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And what are we as society to gain from this technological feat? Will the global warming be solved by this or the poverty or hunger or elimination of diseases or all conflicts cease and we all become super friendly to each other??? No! I didn't think so!

Many of the gains we got from science were never planned or predicted. Just because you can't imagine it right now doesn't mean somebody else in the future couldn't make use of it

Let me give you an example: when Copernicus published his book showing his calculations that it's the sun, and not the Earth, that's the center of our system.............. nobody cared - the book didn't sell; Copernicus died poor and unknown. It's more than a half-century later that a man called Galileo happened upon showing that Copernicus made sense. And the rest is history. Can you imagine the gains our world benefited from that knowledge? The people in Copernicus' time sure didn't

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And what are we as society to gain from this technological feat?

For one thing if man intends to survive it must become a multi-planet species. No matter what we do here to protect our Earth, eventually our star, the Sun, will fuse the last of its hydrogen and at that point it will balloon into a Red Giant. All four inner planets will be destroyed as the diameter of the Sun expands past the current orbit of Earth. It is very likely that long before this happens, the Sun will grown hot enough as hydrogen fuses into helium increasing the Sun's temperature to vaporize all the water on Earth rendering it uninhabitable. Man must master interstellar space travel and either find hospitable planets for humans to live on, or find ways to bioengineer them to habitability. I wouldn't say time is of the essence yet, but there is no time like the present to start learning about the universe.

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Man is not going to master interstellar space. Humans are on the path to extinction, like all species that have come and gone. We're so smart that we crap where we eat. Even dogs don't do that.

I predict stories next year that the Universe is bigger than we thought. It's like the Internet has shown the previously unknown depth of human stupidity. We learned that people are far more stupid that what was perviously known.

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Peter, that's quite depressing.

We're so smart that we crap where we eat.

I take it you're referring to indoor toilets. They do help us avoid encountering wolves and bears when needing to go. And the wonders of flushing mechanisms and sewerage have made humans healthier than in the past.

And while internet technology may reveal the stupidity of some, it also reveals the genius of others. Otherwise we wouldn't be reading about this telescope today.

Cheer up! You never know. The telescope might reveal a little person at the edge of the universe controlling everything that happens here. And that person might have a good cocktail recipe.

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And that person might have a good cocktail recipe.

Finally, a legitimate reason for hope.

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The headline should say "Look back in time farther than we have ever seen before", nothing at all that we look at in the night sky is real time, it is ALL looking back in time to an extent we would consider relevant, even the moon. The time it takes for light to reach the earth from the moon would be sufficient for anyone to avoid a traffic accident after waking up from a nap . . . .

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This is all awesome. But I have read that in roughly 10 years the fuel will run out and Webb is done. What happens after Webb? Is there an even more sophisticated telescope in the works? Or is this the end of the road?

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The time it takes for light to reach the earth from the moon would be sufficient for anyone to avoid a traffic accident after waking up from a nap

1.255 second? Not the way I sleep, lol.

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-fast-speed-light-travels-earth-moon-mars-nasa-2019-1?op=1

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You question is similar to "why should I learn math and physics in school, noone ever needs it"...

Or 'why should we learn history? It's about dead people.' Well last year's unrest and the crap the US has underwent during the past few years should tell you why.

Rolf AndersonDec. 14  01:27 am JST

“Can any sane person believe that all this array of stars and this vast celestial adornment could have been created out of atoms rushing to and fro fortuitously and at random?

…Not merely did their creation postulate intelligence, but it is impossible to understand their nature without intelligence of a high order.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 B.C.

”The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.”—Euclid

The more we learn, the clearer becomes the Hand of God.—Me

The late great John Glenn said it himself as well. He was a Presbyterian Christian and he was the third person to go to space. He said it himself, viewing that big blue planet Earth - how could there not be a God behind it all? No human can create something like this, and think of the zillions of stars with planetary systems of their own. it's the handiwork of God, we sure can't build something like this.

And the Webb Telescope will give us further proof and answers.

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