(CNN)The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's next great observatory, has been delayed once again. The new target launch date is October 31, 2021. The telescope will launch from French Guiana.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launch delayed
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The impact to the previous launch target of March 2021 is due to a combination of factors brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and technical challenges, according to the agency.
The telescope will answer questions about our solar system, study exoplanets in new ways and peer deeper into the universe than we've ever been able to.