NASA hopes to launch the much-delayed space telescope on Halloween to investigate the secrets of the early universe.
Watch the James Webb Space Telescope open its beautiful main mirror one last time before it embarks on its highly anticipated mission.
Like a huge, technological flower, the James Webb Space Telescope has fully opened its vast mirror for the final time while still Earthbound, with the hexagonal array of precisely configured reflectors blooming for one last test before the instrument’s launch later in 2021. Set to supplant Hubble as NASA, the ESA, and the CSA’s preeminent eye-in-the-sky, Webb is intended to … Continue reading
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) For the last time while it is on Earth, the world's largest and most powerful space science telescope opened its iconic primary mirror. This event marked a key milestone in preparing the observatory for launch later this year.
Physicists calculated that these mysterious particles will betray their location with heat. To prove it, they’ll need the most powerful telescopes in the cosmos.
The discovery of life on another world would be a monumental moment in the history of human civilization. The most likely way we will, one day, find alien life will be discovering chemical markers of life in the atmosphere of planets orbiting distant stars. One of these markers is oxygen, which currently makes up a little over 20 percent of the atmosphere of our own world. However, our own world held onto relatively little oxygen until 2.4 billion years ago, when oxygen-producing cyanobacteria filled the atmosphere with the gas, leading to the first widespread extinction — the Great Oxidation event.…This story continues at The Next Web
Engineers working on the James Web Space Telescope have announced they have successfully folded up and packed away a vital component of the telescope for its journey into space starting later this year. The sunshield is a five-layer, diamond-shaped structure approximately the size of a tennis court. The massive sunshield was designed to fold up around the two sides of … Continue reading
The massive sunshield of NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope has been folded away for the last time before its launch.
NASA’s  James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is set to launch later this year and the scientific community is buzzing with anticipation. Some scientists are excited at the prospect of ‘traveling through time’ to discover the origin story of our universe, while others hope it’ll help us connect the dots between classical and quantum physics. But at least one researcher believes the JWST could be a harbinger of ill tidings. In an interview over the weekend, world-renowned physicist Michio Kaku, one of the scientists responsible for string theory, told the Guardian that he didn’t think humans should contact any aliens we… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: NASA
James Webb will investigate how stars are formed, research bodies within our solar system, and even search for the earliest galaxies in the universe.
NASA has shared a glimpse into the work the James Webb telescope will perform in a profile of research to be conducted on the nearby galaxy Centaurus A.
The veteran spy of the deep cosmos needs a nap.
NASA's successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, is inching closer to its launch date.
NASA says the James Webb Space Telescope reached multiple milestones in February, paving the way for its launch this upcoming fall season. The milestones included the final functional performance tests, which were conducted at Northrop Grumman’s California location. Assuming everything goes according to schedule, the telescope should launch in October. According to NASA, the work performed last month comprised the … Continue reading
NASA could soon be launching four new small-scale projects which aim to unpick the mysteries of the cosmos on a relatively tiny budget.
The most ambitious space instrument ever will let us see back almost to the big bang
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NASA's next-generation telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, unfolded its sunshield in a series of tensioning tests in preparation for launch next year.
The James Webb Space Telescope has hit another key milestone paving the way for its launch next year. NASA detailed the achievement on Friday, explaining that the Webb team was able to unfold the telescope’s sunshield and tension it. The sunshield will undergo the same process in space, kicking off a mission years in the making. The James Webb Space … Continue reading
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Lengthened to the size of a tennis court, the five-layer sunshield of NASA's fully assembled James Webb Space Telescope successfully completed a final series of large-scale deployment and tensioning tests. This milestone puts the observatory one step closer to its launch in 2021.