The Years and Billions Spent on the James Webb Space Telescope? Worth It.

From a Washington Post column by David Von Drehle headlined “The years and billions spent on the James Webb telescope? Worth it.”:

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” So says Hamlet to his school chum after a chilling encounter with a ghost. The line went through my mind as I looked at the first image released by NASA from the James Webb Space Telescope, the marvel of engineering and audacity recently parked and unfolded in an orbit roughly 1 million miles from home.