James Webb

Want to Know What James Webb Looks Like in Powerful Earth Telescopes? Prepare to be Underwhelmed

The Virtual Telescope Project recently provided images of the James Webb Space Telescope in the night sky.

4 months ago

JWST Just Deployed a Sail That Lets it Stop Getting Pushed Around by the Sun’s Radiation.

The James Webb just deployed another important instrument - the aft momentum flap - that will keep the telescope steady…

5 months ago

After 10 Days of Dangerous, Careful Work, James Webb has Been Fully Fueled up

After many MANY delays, the James Webb Space Telescope is fully-fueled and ready for the final stage of preparations before…

6 months ago

Finally! Here’s the Video of Webb’s Unboxing

It’s been a long time coming.  Finally, after years of delays and billions of dollars in budget overruns, the James…

7 months ago

We Could Find Extraterrestrial Civilizations by Their Air Pollution

Upcoming telescopes will give us more power to search for biosignatures on all the exoplanets we've found. Much of the…

1 year 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…

2 years 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 years 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…

2 years ago

It Looks Like James Webb’s Launch Date is Going to Slip to July 2021

Put "James Webb Telescope launch" into your search engine and you'll be flooded with links, some reaching back to the…

2 years ago

New Technique Finds Water in Exoplanet Atmospheres

As more and more exoplanets are identified and confirmed by various observational methods, the still-elusive "holy grail" is the discovery…

8 years ago