James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Unfolds Sunshield

It’s almost time. Soon the James Webb Space Telescope will be on its way to the Sun/Earth L2 Lagrange point…

7 days ago

There are Planets So Close to Their Stars That They Have Magma Oceans 100km Deep and Winds that Go 8000 km/h

200 light years away, “super earth” exoplanet K2-141b orbits a star so closely that its "year" is only 7 hours…

2 months ago

James Webb is Working Perfectly! On the Ground. Next Trick: Doing it From Space

The James Webb Space Telescope recently passed another critical milestone - the Ground Segment Test - and is on track…

5 months ago

James Webb Completes a Comprehensive Systems Test for the First Time

The James Webb Space Telescope just passed the critical Comprehensive Systems Test (CST), bringing it a step closer to its…

6 months ago

Well. It Looks Like James Webb is Getting Delayed Again, but it Should Still Launch in 2021

This is probably one of the least surprising announcements to come out of the coronavirus pandemic. During a virtual meeting…

7 months ago

James Webb is Fully Stowed Into its Launch Configuration

We're inching closer and closer to the James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST) launch date of March 30th, 2021, (or maybe…

8 months ago

How Will Clouds Obscure the View of Exoplanet Surfaces?

A new study shows how the presence of a cloud layer could make it harder for the James Webb Space…

10 months ago

James Webb Tests its Sun-Shield. So Far, So Good.

Rigorous testing is at the heart of any successful space mission. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be a…

1 year ago

What Will the James Webb Space Telescope See? A Whole Bunch of Dust, That’s What

When it comes to the first galaxies, the James Webb Space Telescope will attempt to understand the formation of those…

2 years ago

James Webb is Enduring its Final Stage of Testing Before it Ships off for Kourou, French Guiana

The James Webb Space Telescope just entered the final phase of integration and testing before being shipped off to French…

3 years ago