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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

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

Carnival of Space #558

Welcome to the 558th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers,…

2 years ago

James Webb Wraps up 3 Months in the Freezer. It’s Ready for Space

The James Webb Space Telescope just emerged from 3 months of vacuum-chamber testing, another milestone on the road towards its…

3 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Jan 3, 2018: Dr. Jeyhan Kartaltepe of the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey

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

3 years 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

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed to 2019

The most powerful space telescope ever built will have to wait on the ground for a few more months into…

3 years ago

Northrop Grumman Acquires Orbital ATK for $9.2 Billion

Aerospace giant Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately $9.2 billion, in a deal the companies announced Monday and…

3 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout -Sept 13, 2017: Dr. Claudia Lagos from ICRAR

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

3 years ago

Sunshield Layers Installed on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope as Mirror Cryo Cooling Testing Commences

The complex multilayered sunshield that will protect the delicate optics and state of the art infrared science instruments of NASA’s…

3 years ago