Infrared Astronomy

Nancy Roman Telescope’s Primary 2.4-Meter Mirror is Ready

The Nancy Roman Telescope has reached another milestone in its development. NASA has announced that the space telescope's primary mirror…

2 weeks 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…

2 months ago

What Telescope Will Be Needed to See the First Stars in the Universe? The Ultimately Large Telescope

The oldest stars in the Universe are cloaked in darkness. Their redshift is so high, we can only wonder about…

2 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…

3 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…

4 months ago

This is the Final Picture NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope

NASA has just released a mosaic of the California Nebula, which was created from the final images snapped by the…

5 months ago

Good-bye Spitzer. We’ll Miss You But We Won’t Forget You.

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has reached the end of its life. Its mission was to study objects in the infrared,…

8 months ago

This is the Core of the Milky Way, Seen in Infrared, Revealing Features Normally Hidden by Gas and Dust

The world's largest airborne telescope, SOFIA, has peered into the core of the Milky Way and captured a crisp image…

9 months ago

Astronomers Image the Atmosphere of a Red Dwarf Planet for the First Time. Spoiler Alert, it’s a Terrible Place to Live

Using data from the Spitzer Space Telescope, a team of astronomers was able to study the surface of an exoplanet…

1 year ago

When James Webb Finally Reaches Space, Here’s What it’ll be Hunting

In a recent announcement, the STScI announced the first targets that the James Webb Space Telescope will be studying once…

3 years ago