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Watch JWST Scientists Discuss the Space Telescope's Stunning Debut

1 month ago   |   By Scientific American

Scientific American co-presents a discussion about the past, present and future of the James Webb Space Telescope
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The James Webb Space Telescope runs JavaScript, apparently

The James Webb Space Telescope runs JavaScript, apparently

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

I look to the stars, and I see semicolons. | Image: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI
It turns out that JavaScript, the programming language that web developers and users alike love to complain about , had a hand in delivering the stunning images that the James Webb Space Telescope has been beaming back to Earth. And no, I don't mean that in some snarky way, like that the website NASA hosts them on uses JavaScript. I mean that the actual telescope, arguably one of humanity's finest scientific achievements, is largely controlled by JavaScript files. Oh, and it's based on a software development kit...
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