James Webb Space Telescope

In Order to Reveal Planets Around Another star, a Starshade Needs to Fly 40,000 km Away from a Telescope, Aligned Within Only 1 Meter

If NASA sends a Starshade into space, it will need to perform some very accurate formation flying with the space…

1 year ago

Phew! James Webb passes its final thermal vacuum test. Still on track for 2021

The James Webb Space Telescope recently completed vacuum chamber testing, and is good to go for its 2021 launch date!

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…

1 year ago

It’s Over For Kepler. The Most Successful Planet Hunter Ever Built is Finally out of Fuel and Has Just Been Shut Down.

After eight years of service and thousands of exoplanet discoveries, the Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel and…

2 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout: Oct 17, 2018 – Paul Geithner, Deputy Project Manager, JWST

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )…

2 years ago

Carnival of Space #575

Welcome to the 575th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers,…

2 years ago

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will Inspect the Atmospheres of Distant Gas Giants

When the James Webb Space Telescope is deployed, it will study and characterize the atmospheres of gas giants, with the…

2 years ago

Kepler Mission Placed in Hibernation to Download Data Before its Last Campaign

The Kepler mission has been put into hibernation prior to downloading data from its 18th campaign and commencing its last.

2 years ago

Good News, James Webb is Still a Go. Bad News, Launching in 2021

In response to the report issued by an Independent Review Board, NASA has decided to delay the launch of the…

2 years ago

How Many Planets is TESS Going to Find?

According to a new study, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is estimated to find over 4000 planets during its first…

2 years ago