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The hunt for habitable planets gets a new tool

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Science  14 May 2021:
Vol. 372, Issue 6543, pp. 692
DOI: 10.1126/science.abh3822

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The Hunt for Planet B, directed by Nathaniel Kahn, tells the story of the scientists searching for signs of extraterrestrial life and is organized around the building of the NASA-led James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the high-powered Hubble successor scheduled to launch in late 2021. The film provides a behind-the-scenes view of the technical complexities, personalities, and politics that go into building a multidecade space mission.

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