James Webb

Webb is Almost Ready. There’s One Last Thing To Do

The James Webb Space Telescope is now in the final phase of commissioning as it readies for science observations. Of…

3 months ago

Brrr. Webb’s MIRI has Reached 6.4 Kelvin, Just a few Degrees Above Absolute Zero

The latest update on the James Webb Space Telescope literally sent a shiver down my spine! The telescope’s Mid-Infrared Instrument…

4 months ago

It’s Been Three Months in Deep Space, and Webb’s Mid-Infrared Instrument is Still Cooling Down

The James Webb Space Telescope continues to cool down out at its location at Lagrange Point 2, about 1.5 million…

4 months ago

Webb turns those 18 separate star images into a single unified star. Next comes even better focus.

It’s coming together! Engineers for the James Webb Space Telescope have now completed two more phases of the seven-step, three-month-long…

6 months ago

Here’s Exactly how Engineers Are Aligning JWST’s Segmented Mirrors

Engineers for the James Webb Space Telescope are in the midst of an intricate, three-month-long process of aligning the telescope’s…

6 months ago

James Webb’s First Pictures are Out! But it’s a Work in Progress

Scientists from the James Webb Space Telescope shared the first images from space taken by the new telescope. Since the…

6 months ago

Webb’s Mirror Now Fully Unfolded. Prepare to Witness the Power of This Unprecedented Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope primary mirror is now fully unfolded, which successfully completes the mission's major deployments. The starboard…

7 months ago

Here’s Why Webb Doesn’t Have Cameras on Board to Livestream its Deployment

As the James Webb Space Telescope unfolds and makes its way to its final destination in space, NASA and ESA…

7 months ago

JWST Deploys its Secondary Mirror. It’s a Real Telescope Now

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a telescope. The secondary mirror on the James Webb Space Telescope was successfully deployed in…

7 months ago

Success! Webb Sunshield Now Fully Deployed

If you felt a little more tension – and perhaps more goosebumps -- in the Universe today, it’s probably because…

7 months ago