5 lessons from the #JWST (James Web Space Telescope)
1. Press on.
30 years and $10 billion later, what the world is gushing over, this week, is the result of human perseverance. It represents the combined effort of about 20,000 engineers, astronomers, technicians and bureaucrats who saw it through.
2. There’s only one way to finding Nemo- just keep swimming.
When scientists started working on JWST, they did not have all the tech needed. Several inventions were made for JWST during its course; spin off technologies are now expected to help other ventures.
3. Good things take time.
Sometimes decades. But, the results are totally worth it. Infact it’s just getting started. Awaiting JWST is a 20 year science career.
4. We Can shoot in the dark.
Helps find new Light, in every sense of the word. All who wander are not lost.
5. We don’t know what we don’t know.
Let’s acknowledge that between the the constant bragging of what we do know and worrying about what we don’t. We don’t even know the questions we can ask.
Stay humble. Stay curious.
Whatever you do, knock their socks off!