The James Webb Space Telescope plays the starring role on the latest Forever stamp released by the Postal Service.
The engineering marvel, a collaborative effort between NASA and the European and Canadian space agencies, was launched on Dec. 25 from French Guiana in South America.
The telescope orbits the sun roughly a million miles from Earth, operating at temperatures as low as minus 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
Derry Noyes, a USPS art director, designed the stamp using an existing illustration by James Vaughan and an image provided by NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute.
The main image is a digital depiction of the telescope’s makeup: a 21-foot primary mirror composed of 18 hexagon-shaped gold-coated mirrors, and a much smaller secondary mirror supported by three struts.
Below those are the computers and technology that keep the telescope functioning, a solar array to provide power and a solar shield.
The James Webb Space Telescope stamps are available in panes of 20 at Post Offices and usps.com