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How NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Continue Spitzer’s Legacy

January 23, 2020

While the Spitzer Space Telescope is headed for retirement, many of its breakthroughs will be studied more precisely…
Building Space Telescopes… In Space

November 27, 2019

When it comes to telescopes, bigger is better. That’s true down here on Earth, and it’s especially true…
NASA Instrument to Probe Planet Clouds on European Mission

November 9, 2019

NASA will contribute an instrument to a European space mission that will explore the atmospheres of hundreds of…
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Has Been Assembled for the First Time

August 30, 2019

Reaching a major milestone, engineers have successfully connected the two halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope for…
Cooking up Alien Atmospheres on Earth

March 15, 2019

Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are cooking up an alien atmosphere right here on…
NASA’s Webb Is Sound After Completing Critical Milestones

February 12, 2019

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has successfully passed another series of critical testing milestones on its march to…
NASA’s Most Technically Complex Space Observatory Requires Precision

July 26, 2018

The James Webb Space Telescope is of one the most ambitious and technically complex missions NASA has ever…
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will Inspect the Atmospheres of Distant Gas Giants

July 18, 2018

The James Webb Space Telescope is like the party of the century that keeps getting postponed. Due to…
NASA’s Webb Space Telescope to Inspect Atmospheres of Gas Giant Exoplanets

July 12, 2018

In April 2018, NASA launched the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Its main goal is to locate Earth-sized planets and…
Instead of Building Single Monster Scopes like James Webb, What About Swarms of Space Telescopes Working Together?

July 9, 2018

In the coming decade, a number of next-generation instruments will take to space and begin observing the Universe.…
Good News, James Webb is Still a Go. Bad News, Launching in 2021

July 2, 2018

When it is deployed to space, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be the most powerful and…
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to Target Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

June 26, 2018

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the most ambitious and complex space observatory ever built, will use its unparalleled…
Engineers Solve Excessive Heat Removal from NASA’s Webb Telescope

June 6, 2018

Webb’s four science instruments are held within a support structure called the integrated science instrument module (ISIM), located…
NASA is Investigating a Self-Assembling Space Telescope

May 2, 2018

NASA has some pretty advanced concepts in mind when it comes to the next generation of space telescopes.…
Dream About the Future of Big Telescopes; Monster Space Telescopes That Could Fly by the 2030s

April 29, 2018

With the recent launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) – which took place on Wednesday, April…
What in the World is an ‘Exoplanet?’

April 13, 2018

Step outside on a clear night, and you can be sure of something our ancestors could only imagine:…
NASA’s Webb Observatory Requires More Time for Testing and Evaluation; New Launch Window Under Review

March 28, 2018

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope currently is undergoing final integration and test phases that will require more time…
Try to Contain Your Surprise. James Webb is Getting Delayed to 2020

March 27, 2018

Once it deploys, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be the most powerful and technically complex space…
James Webb is Enduring its Final Stage of Testing Before it Ships off for Kourou, French Guiana

March 13, 2018

Once deployed, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be the most powerful telescope ever built. As the…
MATISSE Instrument Sees First Light on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer

March 6, 2018

Most powerful interferometric instrument ever at mid-infrared wavelengths MATISSE (Multi AperTure mid-Infrared SpectroScopic Experiment) observes infrared light —…
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to Reveal Secrets of the Red Planet

February 21, 2018

The planet Mars has fascinated scientists for over a century. Today, it is a frigid desert world with…
James Webb Makes The Journey From Houston To Los Angeles; Last Stop Before It Heads To The Launch Facility In 2019

February 7, 2018

The two halves of the James Webb Space Telescope are now in the same location and ready to…
Combined Optics, Science Instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Arrive in California

February 6, 2018

The two halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope now reside at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo…
Follow the STTARS to Find NASA’s Webb Telescope

January 30, 2018

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will soon be on the move, and in order to find it, you…
Upcoming Telescopes Should be Able to Detect Mountains and Other Landscapes on Extrasolar Planets

January 23, 2018

The study of exoplanets has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past few decades. Between ground-based observatories…
James Webb Wraps up 3 Months in the Freezer. It’s Ready for Space

January 18, 2018

When the James Webb Space Telescope finally takes to space, it will study some of the most distant…
NASA’s Webb Telescope Emerges from Chamber A

December 2, 2017

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, or Webb, emerged from Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston…
Traces of life on nearest exoplanets may be hidden in equatorial trap

November 29, 2017

New simulations show that the search for life on other planets may well be more difficult than previously…
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Completes Final Cryogenic Testing

November 21, 2017

The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed…
What Lurks Below NASA’s Chamber A?

October 19, 2017

Hidden beneath Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston is an area engineers used to test…
NASA’s Webb Telescope to Witness Galactic Infancy

October 5, 2017

Scientists will use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to study sections of the sky previously observed by NASA’s…
Hubble Is Paving Scientific Paths for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

October 3, 2017

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is helping identify potential celestial targets for the James Webb Space Telescope through a…
NASA Team Passes Major Technological Milestone for Characterizing Exoplanets

August 30, 2017

NASA researchers say they have passed a major milestone in their quest to mature more powerful tools for…
NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Study Our Solar System’s “Ocean Worlds”

August 25, 2017

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will use its infrared capabilities to study the “ocean worlds” of Jupiter’s moon…
NASA’s Webbcam Shows Webb Telescope Chilling in Chamber A

July 28, 2017

The temperature of Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston is steadily dropping, creating a frigid…
NASA’s Webb Telescope ‘Hangs Out’ in Houston

July 11, 2017

Houston might have a high of 95 degrees Fahrenheit this week, but NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will…
Hubble Pushed Beyond Limits to Spot Clumps of New Stars in Distant Galaxy

July 7, 2017

When it comes to the distant universe, even the keen vision of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope can only…
NASA’s Webb Telescope Gets Freezing Summertime Lodging in Houston

June 23, 2017

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was placed in Johnson Space Center’s historic Chamber A on June 20, 2017,…
NASA’s Webb Telescope Completes Goddard Testing, Heading to Texas for More

May 2, 2017

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has successfully passed the center of curvature test, an important optical measurement of…
NASA Taking a Fresh Look at Next Generation Space Telescope Plans

April 28, 2017

NASA is initiating an independent, external review over the next several months on the scope of the Wide…
Probing Seven Worlds with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

March 3, 2017

With the discovery of seven earth-sized planets around the TRAPPIST-1 star 40 light years away, astronomers are looking…
NASA Restarts Rigorous Vibration Testing on the James Webb Space Telescope

January 26, 2017

Testing on the James Webb Space Telescope successfully resumed last week at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, in…
NASA’s Webb Telescope to Resume Vibration Testing in January

January 4, 2017

Vibration tests are one of the many tests that spacecraft and instruments endure to ensure they are fit…
NASA’s Hubble Spots Possible Water Plumes Erupting on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

September 27, 2016

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface…
A Mechanical Harmony to NASA’s Webb Telescope Sunshield

September 26, 2016

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has a giant custom-built, kite-shaped sunshield driven by mechanics that will fold and…
Uncovering what lies beneath

August 2, 2016

A key feature of the James Webb Space Telescope is helping to shed light on what goes on…
NASA Seeks Picometer Accuracy

July 20, 2016

Team Develops New Tool to Assure Ultra-Stable Space Telescopes Finding and characterizing dozens of Earth-like planets will require…
How Cold Can You Go? Cooler Tested for NASA Telescope

June 14, 2016

A first-of-its-kind cooler for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in 2018, has completed testing at…
Science Instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Successfully Installed

May 25, 2016

With surgical precision, two dozen engineers and technicians successfully installed the package of science instruments of the James…
James Webb Space Telescope’s Golden Mirror Unveiled

April 28, 2016

NASA engineers recently unveiled the giant golden mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope as part of the…
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