Spitzer Space Telescope

Astronomers Image the Atmosphere of a Red Dwarf Planet for the First Time. Spoiler Alert, it’s a Terrible Place to Live

Using data from the Spitzer Space Telescope, a team of astronomers was able to study the surface of an exoplanet…

2 years ago

Phew! James Webb passes its final thermal vacuum test. Still on track for 2021

The James Webb Space Telescope recently completed vacuum chamber testing, and is good to go for its 2021 launch date!

3 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout: Mar 13, 2019 – Dr. Luisa Rebull, Spitzer, and Star Formation

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

3 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…

4 years ago

Try to Contain Your Surprise. James Webb is Getting Delayed to 2020

After being assessed by the Standing Review Board, NASA has announced that the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope's…

4 years ago

James Webb is Enduring its Final Stage of Testing Before it Ships off for Kourou, French Guiana

The James Webb Space Telescope just entered the final phase of integration and testing before being shipped off to French…

4 years ago

James Webb Telescope is Probably Going to be Delayed Again, and Could Exceed a Congress Spending Cap

According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is likely…

4 years ago

Planet With Lava Oceans Also has an Atmosphere, Says New Study

A new study by scientists at NASA JPL has revealed that 55 Cancri e is not a lava planet after…

4 years ago

Not an Alien Megastructure, a Cloud of Dust on a 700-Day Orbit

A new study by an international team of researchers has proposed a new theory about Tabby's Star, indicating that it…

4 years ago

Star Should Have Gone Supernova, But it Imploded Into a Black Hole Instead

While viewing a massive star in the Fireworks Galaxy that was expected to go supernova, a team of astrophysicists instead…

5 years ago