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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope completes final cryogenic testing

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The vault-like, 40-foot diameter, 40-ton door of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston was unsealed on Nov. 18, signaling the end of cryogenic testing for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

James Webb Space Telescope assigned its first 13 targets

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope hasn't even reached the launch pad and it's already getting its first job orders. The internationally-developed, multi-billion-dollar instrument, which is scheduled to lift off atop an Ariane 5 rocket...Show More Summary

Next Generation Telescope Selects First Proposals From Scientific Community

There have been some incredible images of the James Webb Space Telescope, the next generation telescope and successor to the Hubble. But we aren't really here to look at images of telescopes. We're here to learn some dope space stuff. More »      

James Webb Space Telescope early science observations revealed

Astronomers around the world will have immediate access to early data from specific science observations from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, which will be completed within the first five months of Webb's science operations. These...Show More Summary

James Webb Space Telescope's laser-focused sight

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) About 1 million miles away from the nearest eye surgeon, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will be able to perfect its own vision while in orbit.

Image: What lurks below NASA's Chamber A?

Hidden beneath Chamber A at the Johnson Space Center is an area engineers used to test critical contamination control technology that has helped keep our James Webb Space Telescope clean during cryogenic testing.

Self-portrait of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope marks critical test

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) What appears to be a unique selfie opportunity was actually a critical photo for the cryogenic testing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope in Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The photo was used to verify the line of sight (or path light will travel) for the testing configuration.

NASA's Webb Telescope to witness galactic infancy

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Scientists will use NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to study sections of the sky previously observed by NASA's Great Observatories, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope, to understand the creation of the universe's first galaxies and stars.

Hubble is paving scientific paths for James Webb Space Telescope

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is helping identify potential celestial targets for the James Webb Space Telescope through a series of preparatory science observations to be completed before Webb is ready to make observations of its o...

NASA forced to push back launch of Hubble’s successor

We're going to have to wait a little bit longer to see glorious new photos of the most impressive sights in space. NASA's top-of-the-line James Webb Space Telescope, originally scheduled to head skyward in October 2018, has been grounded...Show More Summary

NASA Delays Hubble Successor Launch

Image. NASA The Hubble Space Telescope is incredible and has done some truly remarkable science, but it's getting old. After all, it was launched in 1990. Taking its place is the James Webb Space Telescope, an $US8 billion-plus experiment that was scheduled to launch in October 2018. More »      

Engineers warm NASA's Webb Telescope as end of cryogenic testing nears

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The temperature of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has begun to rise, signaling the beginning of the end of James Webb Space Telescope's cryogenic testing.

Keeping NASA's James Webb Space Telescope in the dark

This bunny-suited technician is performing the important task of ensuring no unwanted infrared light interferes with the optical testing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope inside of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Hous...

The James Webb --Most Powerful Known Telescope in the Universe Threatened by Harvey's Rising Floodwaters (VIDEO)

Isolated in a giant thermal vacuum chamber, NASA’s $8.6 billion next-generation observatory is riding out the worst of Hurricane Harvey, sitting inside a massive, sealed cryogenic chamber at the Johnson Space Center, home of the nation’s astronaut corps and the...        

NASA's Johnson Space Center closed amid Harvey's brutal winds and rain

3 months agoHealth : The Checkup

A skeleton “ride-out” crew remains at the center to support astronauts on the International Space Station and protect the $9 billion James Webb Space Telescope.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope --Infrared Eye of Hubble's Successor Will Probe 'Ocean Worlds' for Chemical Signatures of Biology

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will use its infrared capabilities to study the "ocean worlds" of Jupiter's moon Europa and Saturn's moon Enceladus, adding to observations previously made by NASA's Galileo and Cassini orbiters. "We chose these two moons because...        

James Webb Telescope will study our solar system's 'ocean worlds'

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will use its infrared capabilities to study the "ocean worlds" of Jupiter's moon Europa and Saturn's moon Enceladus, adding to observations previously made by NASA's Galileo and Cassini orbiters. The Webb telescope's observations could also help guide future missions to the icy moons.

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