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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…

1 month ago

Extremely Hot Exoplanets Can Have Extreme Weather, Like Clouds of Aluminum Oxide and Titanium Rain

Thanks to the success of the Kepler mission, we know that there are multitudes of exoplanets of a type called…

2 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…

2 months ago

How Will Clouds Obscure the View of Exoplanet Surfaces?

A new study shows how the presence of a cloud layer could make it harder for the James Webb Space…

4 months ago

James Webb Tests its Sun-Shield. So Far, So Good.

Rigorous testing is at the heart of any successful space mission. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be a…

9 months ago

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

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

Instead of Building Single Monster Scopes like James Webb, What About Swarms of Space Telescopes Working Together?

Looking to the next-generation of telescopes, a pair of astrophysicists propose using swarm robots to conduct observations instead of relying…

2 years ago