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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…
WFIRST Space Telescope Fitted for ‘Starglasses’

September 25, 2019

When a new NASA space telescope opens its eyes in the mid-2020s, it will peer at the universe…
NASA’s WFIRST Will Help Uncover the Universe’s Fate

September 15, 2019

Scientists have discovered that a mysterious pressure dubbed “dark energy” makes up about 68% of the total energy…
Starshade Would Take Formation Flying to Extremes

June 12, 2019

Anyone who’s ever seen aircraft engaged in formation flying can appreciate the feat of staying highly synchronized while…
New NASA mission could find more than 1,000 planets

February 27, 2019

A NASA telescope that will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since the Hubble Space…
Meet WFIRST, The Space Telescope with the Power of 100 Hubbles

February 25, 2019

WFIRST ain’t your grandma’s space telescope. Despite having the same size mirror as the surprisingly reliable Hubble Space…
Cold Super-Earth found orbiting second-closest star system to our own

November 15, 2018

An international team including five Carnegie astronomers has discovered a frozen Super-Earth orbiting Barnard’s star, the closest single…
NASA Receives Findings from WFIRST Independent Review Team

October 21, 2017

NASA has received the report from an independent, external review of the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)…
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 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…
Microlensing Study Suggests Most Common Outer Planets Likely Neptune-mass

December 17, 2016

A new statistical study of planets found by a technique called gravitational microlensing suggests that Neptune-mass worlds are…
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