It's springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom.
Astronomers call LHS 1140b one of the "best targets" for hunting liquid water with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
After completion of its vibration and acoustic testing in March, the James Webb Space Telescope – JWST – is shown here undergoing a detailed 'lights out' inspection in one of NASA's cleanrooms at the Goddard Space Flight Center.
At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the acoustic and vibration portions of environmental testing on the telescope. These tests are merely two of the many that spacecraft and instruments endure to ensure they are fit for spaceflight.
One of the most powerful telescopes ever built—NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope—is set to make its big debut in 2018. But before it starts scouring distant galaxies, or searching for life around at TRAPPIST-1, the telescope must undergo quite a bit of testing. Apparently, during “lights out inspections,” James Webb… Read more...
What happens when the lights are turned out in the enormous clean room that currently houses NASA's James Webb Space Telescope? The technicians who are inspecting the telescope and its expansive golden mirrors look like ghostly wraiths...Show More Summary
"For thousands of years, people have wondered, are there other planets like Earth out there? Do any support life?" said Sara Seager, astrophysicst and planetary scientist at MIT. "Now we have a bunch of planets that are accessible for further...
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) With the discovery of seven earth-sized planets around the TRAPPIST-1 star 40 light years away, astronomers are looking to the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope to help us find out if any of these planets could possibly support life.
The Hubble Space Telescope has completely revolutionized our understanding of the universe, and has become a beloved icon of popular culture. Watch NASA's Amber Straughn provide an update on the progress of building the world’s largest-yet space telescope, the James...
In a couple of years, Hubble's successor, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will conduct follow-up observations of the dim ultracool TRAPPIST-1 dwarf star system 40 light-years away and find out if any of its seven Earth-sized planets have an atmosphere...
Lecture/talk: 1 Mar 2017, Canada. Organized by Perimeter Institute.
The James Webb Space Telescope, now at NASA Goddard in Greenbelt, Md., is designed to gather light emitted early in the history of the universe, some 13.7 billion years ago, when the first stars and galaxies were forming. It will give scientists the deepest look into space and back in time.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the environmental portion of vibration testing and prepared for the acoustic test on the telescope.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Scientists and engineers had many challenges in designing the components of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and then had to custom design and build ways to test it.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Testing on the James Webb Space Telescope successfully resumed last week at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Vibration tests are one of the many tests that spacecraft and instruments endure to ensure they are fit for spaceflight. During routine testing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, an unexpected response occurred from several of the more than 100 devices designed to detect small changes in the motion of the structure. Show More Summary
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is now deemed "sound" and apparently unscathed, engineers have concluded, based on results from a new batch of intensive inspections of the observatory's structure, after concerns were raised in early December when technicians initially detected "anomalous readings" during a preplanned series of vibration tests, NASA announced Dec. 23.
What looks like a teleporter from science fiction being draped over NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, is actually a "clean tent."
Is NASA keeping a secret? On Wednesday the space agency announced a huge milestone in its $8.7 billion James Webb Space Telescope mission to study objects at the edge of the universe and Earth-like exoplanets scheduled to launch in 2018:...
Agency has finished construction on the $8.8bn James Webb Space Telescope, whose 18 golden, hexagonal plates span the length of a tennis court Nearly 20 years after its engineers began construction, Nasa began testing this week on the...Show More Summary