The Wider World

Space telescope is readying


A key step toward deploying an orbital telescope that could bring new revelations about the origins and nature of the universe has been taken.

According to United Press International, NASA has reported that a sunshield was extended late Friday on the James Webb Space Telescope. The deployment has taken 10 days and will result in a diamond-shaped shield that will prevent the sun’s rays from interfering with the sophisticated technology on board the $10 billion spacecraft.

When fully ready, Webb will be the largest and most powerful telescope of all time and will be able to look back to see galaxies form 13.5 billion years ago, according to NASA.

Sports: Bowl game results


Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State 37, Notre Dame 35. The Fighting Irish led 28-7 at one point in the first half, but the Cowboys rallied to win it. Tay Martin scored three TDs for the winners.

Rose Bowl: Ohio State 48, Utah 45. The Buckeyes rallied twice from two-touchdown deficits to win it.  Ohio State won it on a 19-yard field goal with nine seconds to play by Noah Ruggles. C.J. Stroud passed for 573 yards and six TDs for the winners. Jaxon Smith-Njiba caught 15 passes for three scores and 347 yards.

Sugar Bowl: Baylor at Mississippi. 5:45 p.m.

Weather: A sunny new year

Bright skies and temperatures in the 60s are in the forecast for the next two days for West Orange County. Sunday’s daytime high should be 64 (overnight low of 41), while Monday will be 61(43).  Mostly sunny conditions will follow on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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