Space Telescopes

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…

4 years 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…

5 years 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!

5 years 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…

6 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

6 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…

7 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.

7 years ago

100,000 Galaxies, and No Obvious Signs of Life

Beam us up, Scotty. There's no signs of intelligent life out there. At least, no obvious signs, according to a…

9 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 329: Telescope Making, Part 3: Space Telescopes

As we’ve said before, all telescopes really want to be in space. In part 3 of our series on amateur…

10 years ago

DARPA’s New Spy Satellite Could Provide Real-Time Video From Anywhere on Earth

[/caption] “It sees you when you’re sleeping and knows when you’re awake” could be the theme song for a new…

13 years ago