I have heard, that back shield of James Webb space telescope will be as hot as 85-100 degrees of Celsius.

But how can it be, if it will be in Earth's shadow in L2?


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JWST will never be in the Earth's shadow, or the moon's shadow.

Reference: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/api/citations/20190028885/downloads/20190028885.pdf


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