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Using Atmospheric Beacons to Search for Signs of Extra-Terrestrial Life

A new study by a team of NASA scientists has shown how searching for biosignatures known as atmospheric beacons could…

2 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…

2 years ago

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sampler Slingshots Around Earth Friday, Sept. 22 – Catch It If You Can!

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - Barely a year after NASA’s OSIRIS-REx robotic asteroid sampler launched on a trailblazing mission to…

2 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…

2 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…

2 years ago

Bad News For Proxima b: An Earth-Like Atmosphere Might Not Survive There

A new study led by researchers from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center indicates that Proxima b would be likely to…

2 years ago

NASA Webb Telescope Resumes Rigorous Vibration Qualification Tests

Engineers have resumed a series of critical and rigorous vibration qualification tests on NASA’s mammoth James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)…

3 years ago

NASA Webb Telescope Structure is Sound After Vibration Testing Detects Anomaly

NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, MD - The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is now deemed “sound” and apparently unscathed,…

3 years ago

Time-lapse Video Documents Assembly of Webb Telescope Primary Mirror

NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, MD - A time-lapse video newly released by NASA documents the painstakingly complex assembly of…

4 years ago

James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Installation Reaches Halfway Point

As history closes in on 2015, assembly of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) reached a historic milestone as the…

4 years ago