Space Telescopes

Nancy Roman Telescope’s Primary 2.4-Meter Mirror is Ready

The Nancy Roman Telescope has reached another milestone in its development. NASA has announced that the space telescope's primary mirror…

3 weeks ago

Tiny Cubesat Detects an Exoplanet

A team of MIT researchers have observed a Super-Earth using a CubeSat, making it the smallest satellite to study an…

3 months ago

Good-bye Spitzer. We’ll Miss You But We Won’t Forget You.

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has reached the end of its life. Its mission was to study objects in the infrared,…

8 months 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…

8 months ago

Building Space Telescopes… In Space

When it comes to telescopes, bigger is better. That’s true down here on Earth, and it’s especially true out in…

10 months ago

WFIRST Gets its Coronagraph, to Block the Light of Stars and Reveal Their Planets

The coronagraph instrument, which will help NASA's WFIRST mission to search for exoplanets, just passed a major milestone!

1 year ago

NASA is Investigating a Self-Assembling Space Telescope

As part of the 2018 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NAIC) program, a team of scientists from across the US was…

2 years ago

Dream About the Future of Big Telescopes; Monster Space Telescopes That Could Fly by the 2030s

At the recent 2020 Decadal Survey for Astrophysics, four next-generation space telescopes were selected for future development

2 years ago

Rise of the Super Telescopes: The Large UV Optical Infrared Surveyor (LUVOIR) aka Hubble 2.0

NASA's LUVOIR, the Large Ultraviolet, Optical, and Infrared Surveyor, is the future of Super Telescopes. It's 15m mirror will dwarf…

3 years ago

Rise of the Super Telescopes: The James Webb Space Telescope

The eagerly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope will be the first of the Super Telescopes to start work.

4 years ago