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James Webb Space Telescope to reveal secrets of the Red Planet

The planet Mars has fascinated scientists for over a century. Today, it is a frigid desert world with a carbon dioxide atmosphere 100 times thinner than Earth's. But evidence suggests that in the early history of our solar system, Mars had an ocean's worth of water. Show More Summary

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to reveal secrets of the Red Planet

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will study Mars to learn more about the planet's transition from wet to dry, and what that means about its past and present habitability.

Combined optics, science instruments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope arrive in California

The two halves of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope now reside at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California, where they will come together to form the complete observatory.

See NASA's new space telescope at -370 degrees Fahrenheit - CNET

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NASA tests an important part of the James Webb Space Telescope in a cryogenic chamber and snaps a cool picture.

A new 'atmospheric disequilibrium' could help detect life on other planets

As NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and other new giant telescopes come online they will need novel strategies to look for evidence of life on other planets. A University of Washington study has found a simple approach to look for life that might be more promising than just looking for oxygen.

Is the Golden Age of Astronomy Nearly Over?

The high cost of "flagship" missions like the James Webb Space Telescope are keeping other crucial missions stuck on the drawing boards -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

James Webb Space Telescope Completes Deep-Freeze Testing

After removing Webb from the deep freeze, NASA now reports that all systems are go. The post James Webb Space Telescope Completes Deep-Freeze Testing appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Here’s how NASA is preparing the largest telescope ever built for space

Watch NASA's James Webb Space Telescope getting prepared for its 2019 launch. The telescope has now successfully passed all the necessary tests which ensured that it's going to withstand the "rigors of launch" as well as the extremely cold temperatures and the airless conditions in space. Show More Summary

Space telescope passes critical milestone

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NASA's $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope passes a critical test of its optics

Webb Telescope's Houston highlights

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) With NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's approximately nine-month stay in Texas coming to an end, now is a good time to reflect on the memories it made in the Lone Star State. NASA has created a timelapse video that chronicles Webb's time at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Webb Telescope's Houston highlights

With NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's approximately nine-month stay in Texas coming to an end, now is a good time to reflect on the memories it made in the Lone Star State. NASA has created a timelapse video that chronicles Webb's time at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

James Webb Telescope to investigate mysterious brown dwarfs

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are. Astronomers are hopeful that the powerful infrared capability of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will resolve a puzzle as fundamental as stargazing itself—what IS that dim light...Show More Summary

NASA's Webb Telescope to investigate mysterious brown dwarfs

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are. Astronomers are hopeful that the powerful infrared capability of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will resolve a puzzle as fundamental as stargazing...Show More Summary

RIT professor among first to use James Webb Space Telescope during its inaugural run

(Rochester Institute of Technology) Rochester Institute of Technology astrophysicist Jeyhan Kartaltepe will be one of the first scientists to use NASA's James Webb Space Telescope soon after it launches in spring 2019. The Webb telescope...Show More Summary

Q&A about the toughness of NASA's webb telescope

Just how resilient does a space telescope have to be to survive both Earth's environment and the frigid, airless environment of space? Paul Geithner, the deputy project manager – technical for James Webb Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard...Show More Summary

James Webb Space Telescope cruises through cryogenic testing

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It's been a long journey for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), and it hasn't even begun its million-mile trip into the Sun's orbit yet. Almost two decades in the making, the world's largest space telescope to be has edged closer...Show More Summary

NASA's Webb telescope emerges from Chamber A

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, or Webb, emerged from Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Dec. 1 to prepare for its upcoming move to California.

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

3 months 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

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