James Webb Space Telescope

Astronomers Find a Planet Like Jupiter, but It Doesn’t Have any Clouds

Can you picture Jupiter without any observable clouds or haze? It isn't easy since Jupiter's latitudinal cloud bands and its…

10 hours ago

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…

2 weeks ago

If a Planet Has a Lot of Methane in its Atmosphere, Life is the Most Likely Cause

The ultra-powerful James Webb Space Telescope will launch soon. Once it's deployed, and in position at the Earth-Sun Lagrange Point…

1 month ago

The Color of Habitable Worlds

“This is where we live. On a Blue Dot.” said Carl Sagan when the now famous Pale Blue Dot photo…

3 months ago

James Webb Will Look for Signs of Life on Planets Orbiting Dead Stars

Can the galaxy's dead stars help us in our search for life? A group of researchers from Cornell University thinks…

4 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…

8 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…

9 months ago

Worlds With Hydrogen in Their Atmospheres Could Be the Perfect Place to Search for Life

We're waiting patiently for telescopes like the James Webb Space Telescope to see first light, and one of the reasons…

9 months ago