James Webb will Orbit at L2

An erarlier version of this post mistakenly referred to L1.

What is L2?

L2 is a Lagrange point and destination of the James Webb; there the gravitational pull of the Earth and Sun on an object balance the centrifugal effect on an object. Thus, objects can orbit this point without a planet or other large body to anchor their orbit.

Want to learn more about Lagrange points? Go here.

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