Latest "Webb Space Telescope" News

05/21/2022

James Webb Space Telescope and 344 Single Points of Failure

Earlier this year, the single greatest site reliability engineering (SRE) lesson unfolded itself out in space. Last week we saw the very first, better-than-even-expected images from the James Webb Space Telescope or JWST. After ten years of design and build o…

Source: Thenewstack.io

05/20/2022

Webb Space Telescope Nearly Set to Explore the Solar System

As NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope moves through the final phases of commissioning its science instruments, the JWST team has also begun working on technical operations of the observatory. While the telescope moves through space, it will constantly find dis…

Source: SciTechDaily

05/11/2022

Crisp image of a nearby galaxy captured by James Webb Space Telescope

NASA has shared an incredibly crisp image of a nearby galaxy, captured by its new James Webb Space Telescope, alongisde a blurrier image taken by its Spitzer Space Telescope.

Source: Daily Mail

05/11/2022

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is almost ready for science. Here's what's next.

The first science work for the $10 billion telescope should start in the early summer.

Source: Space.com

05/10/2022

James Webb Space Telescope is 'perfectly aligned,' NASA says

The telescope's first science images drop in July.

Source: Live Science

05/10/2022

NASA Releases Sharp Images from James Webb Space Telescope

NASA releases sharp James Webb Space telescope images.

Source: TMZ

05/10/2022

James Webb Space Telescope's optical alignment "perfect," NASA says

The first showcase images from the $10 billion telescope will be unveiled in mid July, after instrument checkout is complete.

Source: CBS News

05/09/2022

James Webb Space Telescope's optical alignment "perfect," NASA says

The first showcase images from the $10 billion telescope will be unveiled in mid July, after instrument checkout is complete.

Source: CBS News

05/09/2022

NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images

The telescope achieved a "perfect" alignment, according to Webb scientists.

Source: Gizmodo.com

05/06/2022

Comparing the Incredible Webb Space Telescope Images to Other Infrared Observatories

The images released by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) team last week aren’t officially ‘first light’ images from the new telescope, but in a way, it feels like they are. These stunning views provide the initial indications of just how powerful JWST wil…

Source: SciTechDaily

05/06/2022

James Webb Space Telescope begins final check-outs before science observations

Here's what's left for the observatory to tackle.

Source: Space.com

05/05/2022

NASA promises James Webb Space Telescope commissioning update Monday

NASA will provide updates on imaging, thermal testing and more commissioning activities of the James Webb Space Telescope on Monday (May 9).

Source: Space.com

05/02/2022

James Webb Space Telescope faces crucial test of thermal stability

The deep-space observatory needs to stay ultra-cool to do infrared observations of the early universe.

Source: Space.com

05/02/2022

How the James Webb Space Telescope beat all expectations

It was supposed to have a 5.5-10 year lifetime, and take 6 months to calibrate. It's performing better than anyone anticipated.

Source: Big Think

04/30/2022

The James Webb Space Telescope is fully aligned and ready to observe the universe

The James Webb Space Telescope is ready to observe the universe.

Source: KSL.com

04/29/2022

A Fully Aligned Webb Space Telescope Sees a Field of Stars

The observatory is almost ready to begin science operations.

Source: Gizmodo.com

04/29/2022

The James Webb Space Telescope is fully aligned and ready to observe the universe

The James Webb Space Telescope is ready to observe the universe now that its mirrors have all successfully aligned, according to an update from the Webb team.

Source: CNN

04/29/2022

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Alignment Complete – Capturing Crisp, Focused Images

NASA’s Webb In Full Focus, Ready for Instrument Commissioning The alignment of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is now complete. After a full review, the observatory has been confirmed to be capable of capturing sharp, well-focused images with each of its fo…

Source: SciTechDaily

04/28/2022

The James Webb Space Telescope is fully aligned and ready to observe the universe

By Ashley Strickland, CNN

Source: erienewsnow.com

04/28/2022

Sharp pictures! James Webb Space Telescope completes alignment in huge milestone

The Webb team can now proceed with science instrument commissioning.

Source: Space.com

04/21/2022

James Webb Space Telescope's mirrors are cooling to deep space temperature

There's still more testing in store for the new observatory.

Source: Space.com

04/18/2022

Excitement building at Baltimore institute for the James Webb Space Telescope's observations

The image dazzles from a computer screen in the corner of the room: six beams of red-orange light bursting from a luminous Milky Way star.

Source: Phys.Org

04/15/2022

'A new window on the universe' is about to open wide: Excitement building at Baltimore institute for the James Webb Space Telescope's observations

The James Webb Space Telescope’s 18 mirror segments will soon be aligned, allowing the astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore to peer deeper into the cosmos than ever before.

Source: Baltimore Sun

04/14/2022

Webb Space Telescope's Coldest Instrument Reaches Operating Temperature Below Minus 447° F

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will see the first galaxies to form after the big bang, but to do that its instruments first need to get cold – really cold. On April 7, Webb’s Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) – a joint development by NASA and ESA (European Sp…

Source: SciTechDaily

04/13/2022

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is ready for calibration after chilling out

The James Webb Space Telescope is one step closer to the day it can begin probing the depths of the universe..

Source: Engadget

04/13/2022

Final James Webb Space Telescope instrument reaches super-cold operating temperature

'We spent years practicing for that moment,' team member says of rapidly completing instrument calibration.

Source: Space.com

04/08/2022

James Webb Space Telescope's most heat-sensitive instrument continues cooling to absolute zero

The observatory's MIRI instrument needs to cool down almost to absolute zero, the temperature where the motion of atoms stops, before it can start observing the universe.

Source: Space.com

04/02/2022

Another Milestone! Webb Space Telescope Completes First Multi-Instrument Alignment

The sixth stage of aligning NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s mirrors to its scientific instruments so they will create the most accurate and focused images possible has concluded. While the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) continues its cooldown, optics team…

Source: SciTechDaily

04/01/2022

James Webb Space Telescope completes another stage of instrument alignment

There's only one step left to tackle.

Source: Space.com

04/01/2022

Name of James Webb Space Telescope not yet a closed case, NASA officials say

In late September, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson stood by the name of the James Webb Space Telescope, but agency officials now say that the case is not yet closed.

Source: Space.com

03/30/2022

How the James Webb Space Telescope's infrared detectors will open new vistas in astronomy

The telescope 'time machine' will deliver 13.5 billion years of cosmic history.

Source: Space.com

03/29/2022

NASA's new James Webb Space Telescope will be able to sniff out methane. Here's how to tell if it's a sign of life.

Researchers lay out a framework explaining how methane could be a biosignature rather than a false alarm.

Source: Space.com

03/28/2022

NASA mystery over ‘super-secret’ first photos from new James Webb space telescope

THE FIRST observational targets for NASA's new James Webb Space Telescope have already been selected - but the space agency is determined to keep them 'super-secret' until they've been taken in July.

Source: Express

03/25/2022

NASA emails reveal internal discussions over calls to rename James Webb Space Telescope: report

The 1960s agency administrator's treatment of LGBTQ people has come under question.

Source: Space.com

03/25/2022

James Webb Space Telescope's 1st science targets remain super secret as observatory settles in

But we know some of the later ones!

Source: Space.com

03/24/2022

Got it! Gaia Observatory Snaps Photo of James Webb Space Telescope at L2

On February 18, 2022, the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope was photographed by ESA’s Gaia observatory. Both spacecraft are located in orbits around the Lagrange point 2 (L2), 1.5 million km from Earth in the direction away from the Sun. Gaia arrived th…

Source: SciTechDaily

03/22/2022

Webb Space Telescope Begins Multi-Instrument Alignment

After meeting the major milestone of aligning the telescope to NIRCam, the Webb team is starting to extend the telescope alignment to the guider (the Fine Guidance Sensor, or FGS) and the other three science instruments. This six-week-long process is called m…

Source: SciTechDaily

03/21/2022

NASA's work to align the James Webb Space Telescope is extending to more instruments

It's going to take about six weeks.

Source: Space.com

03/21/2022

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope mirror surpasses expectations as alignment continues

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has completed another critical mirror alignment step and has released the highest resolution infrared image ever taken from space. Less than two months ago, the James Webb Space Telescope took its first photos in space. The i…

Source: Teslarati

03/17/2022

NASA's $10 Billion Webb Space Telescope Reaches Huge Milestone – New Image Released

James Webb Space Telescope Reaches Alignment Milestone, Optics Working Successfully Following the completion of critical mirror alignment steps, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope team expects that Webb’s optical performance will be able to meet or exceed the …

Source: SciTechDaily

03/16/2022

New James Webb Space Telescope photo showcases single star in key mission milestone

The observatory's view of the universe is coming together.

Source: Space.com

03/16/2022

NASA to release new James Webb Space Telescope images in update today. Here's when to look.

You can also watch a Webb mission update at 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT).

Source: Space.com

03/07/2022

The James Webb Space Telescope will show us more stars than we've ever seen before

Here's what scientists hope to learn from so many stars.

Source: Space.com

03/04/2022

James Webb Space Telescope will study icy objects in the mysterious 'graveyard of the solar system'

The mysterious Kuiper Belt, home to former planet Pluto and its moon Charon, will be a subject of study for the powerful observatory.

Source: Space.com

03/04/2022

James Webb Space Telescope instrument gets ready to probe the universe's chemistry

The Near-Infrared Spectrograph passed initial checkouts amid the observatory's mirror alignment activities.

Source: Space.com

03/01/2022

James Webb Space Telescope plans probe of massive star radiation

The pressure blasts away gas and dust, greatly affecting the stars' local environment.

Source: Space.com

02/28/2022

James Webb Space Telescope Captures First Photo with Aligned Mirrors

A major milestone is now complete.

Source: PetaPixel

02/28/2022

Webb Space Telescope Mirror Alignment Continues Successfully

Webb continues on its path to becoming a focused observatory. The team has successfully worked through the second and third out of seven total phases of mirror alignment. With the completion of these phases, called Segment Alignment and Image Stacking, the te…

Source: SciTechDaily

02/25/2022

James Webb Space Telescope Delivers Splendid Star Image as Mirrors Align

NASA reports Webb's critical mirror alignment process is coming along beautifully.

Source: CNET

02/24/2022

James Webb Space Telescope instrument checkouts on track amid mirror alignment

The mirrors and instruments working together will enable the huge observatory's science observations.

Source: Space.com

02/24/2022

Hubble eyes two stunning galaxies before future James Webb Space Telescope observations

It's a beautiful example of huge interacting structures in space.

Source: Space.com

02/22/2022

Webb Space Telescope Might Be Able To Detect Other Civilizations by Their Air Pollution

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), launched last December, has been slowly powering up its instruments and unfurling its sunshield, and is now in the process of aligning its mirrors in preparation for operation. Within a few months, the most powerful spac…

Source: SciTechDaily

02/21/2022

James Webb Space Telescope will study Milky Way's flaring supermassive black hole

Sagittarius A* flickers every hour, making it a challenging target for telescopes.

Source: Space.com

02/20/2022

Webb Space Telescope Team Brings 18 Dots of Starlight Into Hexagonal Formation

The Webb team continues to make progress in aligning the observatory’s mirrors. Engineers have completed the first stage in this process, called “Segment Image Identification.” The resulting image shows that the team has moved each of Webb’s 18 primary mirror…

Source: SciTechDaily

02/20/2022

Unprecedented Opportunity To Investigate the Next Interstellar Visitor With the Webb Space Telescope

Scientists will learn about objects trespassing on our cosmic turf So far, only two interstellar objects have been spotted buzzing through our solar system, but scientists think many more are lurking. When the next one is discovered, NASA’s powerful new James…

Source: SciTechDaily

02/18/2022

Star twinkles 18 times in new James Webb Space Telescope image

The image reflects the observatory's distinctive hexagonal mirror.

Source: Space.com

02/18/2022

When the next interstellar object comes, James Webb Space Telescope will be there to study it

Astronomers will be better prepared for the next interstellar visitor, thanks to Webb.

Source: Space.com

02/18/2022

James Webb Space Telescope Locked Onto Guide Star for High Accuracy Mirror Alignment

After starting the mirror alignment with Webb’s first detection of starlight in the Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam), the telescope team is hard at work on the next steps for commissioning the telescope. To make more progress, the team needs to use another instr…

Source: SciTechDaily

02/17/2022

Webb Space Telescope Could Get a Good Look at the Next ‘Oumuamua

The telescope will look deep into space, and also whatever deep space spits up.

Source: Gizmodo.com

02/17/2022

James Webb Space Telescope has locked onto guide star in crucial milestone

The fine-guidance instrument is key to keeping the space telescope pointed in the right direction.

Source: Space.com

02/14/2022

Want to use the James Webb Space Telescope? Here's how scientists book time with the giant observatory.

How do scientists determine who gets to use the most powerful space telescope ever launched? A practice called dual-anonymous peer review has shaped the process.

Source: Space.com

02/14/2022

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is beginning to come to life in deep space

NASA has published some of the first recognizable photos taken by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the most capable space telescope ever created.  On December 25th, 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope launched into orbit from South America’s Kourou, Fr…

Source: Teslarati

02/12/2022

James Webb Space Telescope takes first images, selfie

The James Webb Space Telescope has taken its first images, including a "selfie."

Source: Fox News

02/12/2022

NASA unexpectedly revealed a James Webb Space Telescope 'first light' image

"For someone who's worked on a project for 22 years, to see the light come through, it is beautiful."

Source: Mashable

02/11/2022

Fine-Tuning the James Webb Space Telescope on This Week @NASA – February 11, 2022

Fine-tuning the James Webb Space Telescope, a different view of Venus, and the science on an upcoming space station resupply mission … a few of the stories t...

Source: YouTube

02/11/2022

This Is The James Webb Space Telescope's First-Ever Photograph of a Star

Star light, star bright, the James Webb Space Telescope has seen its first star (though it wasn't quite tonight) – and even taken a selfie, NASA announced Friday.

Source: ScienceAlert

02/11/2022

Webb Space Telescope Captures Selfie as It Aligns Its Gold Mirrors

A special lens designed to take images of the telescope’s primary mirror captured the remarkable deep-space self-portrait.

Source: Gizmodo.com

02/11/2022

Behold the 1st images from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope!

They aren't the most stunning cosmic photos, but they mark a huge scientific milestone.

Source: Space.com

02/11/2022

NASA will unveil the first ever images from its James Webb Space Telescope today

It had been expected to take its first starry images in May, for release to the public in June, but the US space agency has now revealed plans to share preliminary snaps at 10:30 ET (15:30 GMT).

Source: Daily Mail

02/11/2022

NASA to unveil 1st images from James Webb Space Telescope today. Here's where to find them.

The images won't be great, but will be unveiled at 10:30 am ET (1530 GMT) ahead of a NASA press conference.

Source: Space.com

02/08/2022

Paint it black: behind the James Webb Space Telescope's signature color

BIRB is keeping Webb cool.

Source: Space.com

02/07/2022

James Webb Space Telescope Spies its First Star

Webb has finally done the one thing telescopes are supposed to do: it detected photons.

Source: ExtremeTech

02/06/2022

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is cooling down for its next trick: Observing the universe

The telescope's chief scientist discussed its nearly 40 days in space so far.

Source: Space.com

02/05/2022

The James Webb Space Telescope Just Detected Its First Signal

NASA says that as the James Webb Space Telescope begins its alignment process the team saw the first photons of starlight it has detected.

Source: Futurism

02/05/2022

Photon fantastic: James Webb Space Telescope spies its first starlight

Three months of mirror alignment gets under way

Source: Theregister.com

02/04/2022

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captures its first PHOTONS of starlight

The infrared observatory launched on Christmas Day last year, taking off from the European Space Agency spaceport in French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket.

Source: Daily Mail

02/04/2022

Webb Space Telescope Successfully Sees Its First Glimmer of Light

HD 84406 will go down in history as the first star spotted by the $10 billion space telescope.

Source: Gizmodo.com

01/25/2022

Virtual Telescope Project captures a view of the James Webb Space Telescope at its final destination

It's orbiting in the bowl of the Big Dipper, from the perspective of Earth.

Source: Space.com

01/25/2022

What's next for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope now that it's reached its parking spot

Now that NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has reached its final destination in space, there are still at least five months left of tweaks and testing before the vehicle can start observing the Universe properly.

Source: The Verge

01/25/2022

The James Webb Space Telescope is so powerful, it can detect the heat of a bumblebee as far away as the moon — and other surprising facts

Technically, it could also see details as small as a U.S. penny at a distance of about 25 miles.

Source: CBS News

01/25/2022

To my surprise and elation, the Webb Space Telescope is really going to work

At times, it remains difficult to believe this is really happening.

Source: Ars Technica

01/25/2022

What's next for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope after its nearly million-mile journey to destination

Science operations are expected to begin in late June or early July.

Source: Space.com

01/25/2022

Webb Space Telescope Reaches Destination a Million Miles From Earth – Achieves “Halo” Orbit Around L2

Today, at 2 p.m. EST, Webb fired its onboard thrusters for nearly five minutes (297 seconds) to complete the final postlaunch course correction to Webb’s trajectory. This mid-course correction burn inserted Webb toward its final orbit around the second Sun-Ea…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/24/2022

James Webb Space Telescope takes up station a million miles from Earth

$10bn observatory manoeuvred into position at four times the orbit of the moon, with first images expected in June

Source: The Guardian

01/24/2022

Watch the James Webb Space Telescope glide to its deep-space parking spot today

Nearly a month after launch, the James Webb Space Telescope will arrive at its deep-space celestial destination today.

Source: Live Science

01/24/2022

NASA's Webb Space Telescope: Capturing All That Glitters in Galaxies

An international research team will survey the stars, star clusters, and dust that lie within 19 nearby galaxies. To understand galaxies, you have to understand how stars form. Over 100 researchers from around the world have collaborated to bring together obs…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/23/2022

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has reached its destination. Now what?

Its million-mile journey is complete. Now comes the hard part.

Source: TechRadar

01/23/2022

Webb Space Telescope: Uncovering Hidden Parts of Our Solar System

The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) is designed to answer fundamental questions about the Universe. One of Webb’s key science goals is to study the nearby cosmos: uncovering hidden parts of our Solar System, peering inside dust clouds where stars and planet…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/22/2022

Webb space telescope nears its destination almost a million miles from Earth, ready for critical mirror alignment

If all goes well, Webb will be 100 times more powerful than Hubble​ — so sensitive to infrared light that it could detect the faint heat of a bumble bee as far away as the moon.

Source: CBS News

01/21/2022

What is a Lagrange point, the final destination for the James Webb Space Telescope?

The James Webb Space Telescope will not orbit Earth, but rather a peculiar place in space known as a Lagrange point.

Source: The Washington Post

01/20/2022

NASA Science Live: What's Next for the James Webb Space Telescope?

The past month has been an exciting one for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope — from launch in tropical French Guiana, to the two-week unfolding of this intr...

Source: YouTube

01/20/2022

Webb Space Telescope’s Mirrors Are Fully Deployed

The $10 billion telescope is nearly at its destination in deep space.

Source: Gizmodo.com

01/19/2022

James Webb Space Telescope marks deployment of all mirrors

Next up: Arrival at L2!

Source: Space.com

01/18/2022

Here's how the James Webb Space Telescope is aligning its mirrors in deep space

Here's how it works.

Source: Space.com

01/16/2022

Webb Space Telescope Will “Revolutionize Our Understanding” of the Universe

On December 25, the largest and most powerful space telescope ever constructed by NASA was successfully launched from Earth. With unprecedented technology, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will peer both near and far, from the planets and bodies in our s…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/15/2022

A Major Milestone for the James Webb Space Telescope, a “Mini” Monster Black Hole [Video]

A major milestone for the James Webb Space Telescope, what astronomers could learn from a “mini” monster black hole, and the latest assessment of our planet’s global surface temperature … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! https://you…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/14/2022

A Major Milestone for the James Webb Space Telescope on This Week @NASA – January 14, 2022

A major milestone for the James Webb Space Telescope, what astronomers could learn from a “mini” monster black hole, and the latest assessment of our planet’...

Source: YouTube

01/14/2022

What will the James Webb Space Telescope look at first?

"The first images are going to be ugly."

Source: Space.com

01/13/2022

Nasa begin months-long effort to focus James Webb space telescope

The revolutionary new scope could provide a glimpse of the cosmos dating back billions of years, but first some painstaking adjustments are needed

Source: The Guardian

01/12/2022

James Webb Space Telescope begins lining up its golden mirrors

The procedure will take about three months all told.

Source: Space.com

01/12/2022

How the James Webb Space Telescope will create images of the ancient universe

JWST will capture the cosmos in infrared light, producing breathtaking images of distant stars and galaxies.

Source: Inverse

01/12/2022

Look! The James Webb Space Telescope is beyond the Moon

In this edition of Inverse Daily, read stories about how far the James Webb Space Telescope has gone, why Axiom Space is building the station of the future, and more.

Source: Inverse

01/11/2022

NASA says this will hit the James Webb Space Telescope and damage it

NASA experts have explained that the James Webb Space Telescope will be subject to some damages that'll shorten its lifespan.

Source: TweakTown

01/11/2022

Follow the Next Steps in the Webb Space Telescope's Journey

After two weeks of complex structural deployments, Webb has passed a major milestone and is now fully unfolded in space. For insight on what to expect in the months ahead and how to follow along, we hear from Alexandra Lockwood, project scientist for Webb sci…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/10/2022

NASA Says Space Debris Will Definitely Slam Into the James Webb Space Telescope

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is officially fully deployed, but it's not out of the woods just yet, because of space junk.

Source: Futurism

01/10/2022

Webb Space Telescope Deploys Primary Mirror Without a Hitch

NASA needed just 14 days to fully unfold its $10 billion space telescope.

Source: Gizmodo.com

01/09/2022

James Webb Space Telescope fully deploys, Northrop Grumman marks sunshield success - NASASpaceFlight.com

At 18:17 UTC on January 8, 2022, the joint NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

01/09/2022

The James Webb Space Telescope is fully deployed. So what's next for the biggest observatory off Earth?

The generational observatory is en route to its parking spot and getting ready to test its mirrors and instruments.

Source: Space.com

01/08/2022

James Webb Space Telescope: Primary Mirror Deployment – Mission Control Live

Watch James Webb Space Telescope experts give real-time updates on the final step in the observatory’s deployment: the unfolding of the second of Webb’s two ...

Source: YouTube

01/08/2022

Webb Space Telescope: First of Two Primary Mirror Wings Unfolds

Webb’s iconic primary mirror is taking its final shape. Today, the first of two primary mirror wings, or side panels, was deployed and latched successfully. Each side panel holds three primary mirror segments that were engineered to fold back to reduce Webb’s…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/08/2022

The James Webb Space Telescope Finishes Unfolding: How to Watch

While there are no cameras aboard the spacecraft, NASA is providing updates as the telescope deploys its mirrors. Here’s what you need to know.

Source: New York Times

01/08/2022

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Could Find Redshift Galaxies That Are the Oldest Objects in the Universe

Redshift galaxies might very well reveal the secret origins about, well, everything.

Source: Daily Beast

01/07/2022

A Week of Deployments for the James Webb Space Telescope on This Week @NASA – January 7, 2022

A week of deployments for the James Webb Space Telescope, another remarkable achievement for Hubble, and helping to improve launch safety … a few of the stor...

Source: YouTube

01/07/2022

Gorgeous HD Footage Shows Humanity's Final View of The James Webb Space Telescope

We can all breathe a bit easier now. In spite of a launch bedeviled by problem after problem, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is finally in space, making its way to its new home.

Source: ScienceAlert

01/07/2022

James Webb Space Telescope has unfolded 1st wing of massive golden mirror

Unfolding the two side wings of the James Webb Space Telescope's golden primary mirror marks the last major task in assembling the observatory.

Source: Space.com

01/07/2022

The James Webb Space Telescope's Orbit Is Gonna Be Absolutely Deranged

In an animation, the James Webb Space Telescope is doing a seemingly chaotic loop-de-loop across the solar system. But there's method to the madness.

Source: Futurism

01/06/2022

NASA left a camera off the Webb Space Telescope: Here's why

After years of setbacks and delays, NASA finally launched the James Webb Space Telescope on Christmas Day 2020, ushering in a new era of space observation. The observatory is still making its way t…

Source: SlashGear

01/06/2022

New Video Shows Webb Space Telescope's Goodbye to Earth

Newly released footage shows the observatory's separation from the Ariane 5 rocket in Earth orbit.

Source: Gizmodo.com

01/06/2022

James Webb Space Telescope deploys radiator to keep cool

A final latch unhooked to deploy the radiator into place, clearing the way for final mirror unfolding steps.

Source: Space.com

01/06/2022

This amazing HD video is the last view we'll ever have of the James Webb Space Telescope

The newly released HD video shows the observatory flying away from its rocket toward deep space.

Source: Space.com

01/06/2022

James Webb Space Telescope Successfully Deploys Secondary Mirror – “Another Banner Day for JWST!”

Today, Webb teams successfully deployed the observatory’s secondary mirror support structure. When light from the distant universe hits Webb’s iconic 18 gold primary mirrors, it will reflect off and hit the smaller, 2.4-foot (.74-meter) secondary mirror, whic…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/05/2022

James Webb Space Telescope extends secondary mirror

Another major milestone for the $10bn observatory as its secondary mirror is locked into position.

Source: BBC News

01/05/2022

James Webb Space Telescope nails secondary mirror deployment

"We actually have a telescope."

Source: Space.com

01/05/2022

Webb Space Telescope Deploys Secondary Mirror as It Zooms Toward Final Destination

Webb launched just 12 days ago, and the next-gen observatory is quickly taking shape.

Source: Gizmodo.com

01/05/2022

James Webb Space Telescope: Secondary Mirror Deployment - Mission Control Live

James Webb Space Telescope experts give real-time updates on deployment of the telescope’s secondary mirror. The secondary mirror is one of the most importa...

Source: YouTube

01/05/2022

James Webb Space Telescope: Sun shield is fully deployed

The unfurling of the observatory's giant sun shade is a major milestone for the $10bn mission.

Source: BBC News

01/04/2022

With James Webb Space Telescope’s huge sunshield in place, focus shifts to big mirrors

Mirror deployment is expected to begin in earnest this weekend.

Source: Space.com

01/04/2022

NASA successfully deploys complex sunshield on James Webb Space Telescope

On January 4th, NASA successfully finished the deployment of the sunshield on the James Webb Space Telescope, a complicated piece of equipment that’s necessary for keeping the observatory extra cold during its mission.

Source: The Verge

01/04/2022

James Webb Space Telescope: Sunshield Deployment - Mission Control Live

James Webb Space Telescope experts give real-time updates in the final stages of the telescope’s sunshield deployment. A major milestone, the successful shie...

Source: YouTube

01/04/2022

James Webb Space Telescope: Everything is 'hunky dory'

The US space agency says the post-launch set-up activities on the new observatory are going well.

Source: BBC News

01/04/2022

NASA presses ahead with Webb space telescope sunshield deployment

It's a major milestone in the James Webb Space Telescope's initial activation.

Source: CBS News

01/02/2022

James Webb space telescope engineers take extra time to ensure smooth sunshade deploy

It will take two days to tension the sunshade, which is the size of a tennis court.

Source: CBS News

01/02/2022

NASA delays tightening James Webb Space Telescope sunshield to study power system

NASA personnel are spending the day studying the power subsystem of the massive James Webb Space Telescope to ensure the spacecraft is ready to execute a key procedure.

Source: Space.com

01/01/2022

How to watch the James Webb Space Telescope deploy its sunshield tomorrow

The James Webb Space Telescope is still unfolding, and tomorrow will see the tensioning of its sunshield. Here's how to watch live coverage of the event.

Source: Digital Trends

01/01/2022

James Webb Space Telescope team taking a rest day before sunshield tensioning begins

The team behind NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will take a day off after unfolding the observatory's massive sunshield.

Source: Space.com

01/01/2022

Webb Space Telescope Passes Critical Deployment Milestone: Sunshield Takes Shape

With the successful extension of Webb’s second sunshield mid-boom, the observatory has passed another critical deployment milestone. Webb’s sunshield now resembles its full, kite-shaped form in space. Engineers began to deploy the second (starboard) mid-boom …

Source: SciTechDaily

01/01/2022

James Webb Space Telescope unfurls massive sunshield in major deployment milestone

This was one of Webb's most nerve-wracking post-launch steps.

Source: Space.com

12/31/2021

Why the James Webb Space Telescope's sunshield deployment takes so long

It's a very complicated endeavor.

Source: Space.com

12/31/2021

NASA's Webb Space Telescope Ready for Sunshield Deployment and Cooldown

With Webb’s first major structural deployments completed and the observatory’s Deployable Tower Assembly extended, we are taking a step back to learn more about Webb’s sunshield. Observatory Project Scientist Michael McElwain, from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/30/2021

Skywatcher spots James Webb Space Telescope from Earth in telescope photos

Watch as the most powerful space telescope ever built drifts ever farther from Earth.

Source: Space.com

12/30/2021

James Webb Space Telescope uncovers massive sunshield in next step of risky deployment

The James Webb Space Telescope has unwrapped its sunshield, crossing another important item off of its lengthy and risky deployment to-do list.

Source: Space.com

12/30/2021

NASA Plans Coverage of Webb Space Telescope Deployments

Over about the next two weeks, NASA will provide broadcast coverage, a media briefing, and other updates on major deployment milestones for the James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s largest and most powerful space science telescope.

Source: NASA

12/30/2021

Update: NASA Plans Coverage of Webb Space Telescope Deployments

Over about the next two weeks, NASA will provide broadcast coverage, media briefings, and other updates on major deployment milestones for the James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s largest and most powerful space science telescope.

Source: NASA

12/30/2021

A Divided World United to Launch the James Webb Space Telescope

“I’ve always seen space as an area where we cooperate, through all the trying times,” said a professor who oversaw mission control for the global effort to launch a $10 billion telescope into space.

Source: New York Times

12/30/2021

Due to Precision Launch, NASA Says Webb Space Telescope's Fuel Likely To Last Way More Than 10 Years

After a successful launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope on December 25, and completion of two mid-course correction maneuvers, the Webb team has analyzed its initial trajectory and determined the observatory should have enough propellant to allow suppo…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/29/2021

James Webb Space Telescope extends its tower assembly to make way for sunshield deployment

The beam will make room for Webb's sunshield to fully unfold.

Source: Space.com

12/29/2021

Webb Space Telescope Got a Lucky Boost From Its Christmas Launch

The mission may have enough fuel to last over a decade, thanks to an ultra-precise launch.

Source: Gizmodo.com

12/29/2021

James Webb Space Telescope's fuel expected to last more than 10 years

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, initially expected to last about five to ten years, is now expected to last longer than 10 years due to extra propellant. The powerful telescope was successfully launched into space on Christmas day and marked the beginning …

Source: The Verge

12/29/2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is finally unfurling its sunshield

The deployment of the shade on the $10 billion telescope began Tuesday with the successful lowering of two arms known as Utilized Pallet Structures.

Source: NPR

12/29/2021

James Webb Space Telescope begins unfolding its massive sunshield

'Our telescope is blooming like a flower in space,' the US space agency tweeted,' adding that 'this marks the start of a major phase to #UnfoldTheUniverse: our sunshield deployment.'

Source: Daily Mail

12/28/2021

James Webb Space Telescope Begins Critical Sunshield Deployment

Early this afternoon the Webb mission operations team concluded the deployment of the first of two structures that hold within them Webb’s most unpredictable and in many ways complicated component: the sunshield. The structures – called the Forward and Aft Un…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/28/2021

James Webb Space Telescope sunshade deployment begins in critical milestone for $10 billion mission

It will take about five days to deploy the James Webb Space Telescope's fragile sunshade in a complex and high-risk procedure.

Source: CBS News

12/28/2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is about to transform into its final form

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope may have successfully launched on December 25th, but the spacecraft still has a long road ahead before it can start observing the Universe. Over the next couple of weeks, the observatory will transform and reshape itself, a p…

Source: The Verge

12/28/2021

Scientists Hold Their Breath As James Webb Space Telescope Deploys With High Hopes

Mat Kaplan, host of Planetary Radio, talks about how the James Webb Space Telescope mission is progressing post-launch with features still deploying, and wha...

Source: YouTube

12/28/2021

Utah researchers worked on James Webb Space Telescope, plan to use it

The James Webb telescope launched just a few days ago and some Utah researchers played a role in bringing it to reality and signed up for research time on it.

Source: KSL.com

12/27/2021

James Webb Space Telescope en route to L2; deployment sequence underway - NASASpaceFlight.com

Following a launch on December 25 atop an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket, the joint NASA/ESA/CSA…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

12/27/2021

James Webb Space Telescope successfully deploys antenna

The antenna will eventually beam Webb's cosmic images to Earth.

Source: Space.com

12/27/2021

Comet Leonard soars behind the plume from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launch

The incredible shot, which is featured as NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day, was taken from Thailand and shows a pagoda in Doi Inthanon National Park in the foreground.

Source: Daily Mail

12/26/2021

Biden and Kamala hail the launch of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

President Biden and Vice President Harris commended NASA for the Christmas Day launch of the James Webb Space Telescope which completed its first mid-course correction burn

Source: Daily Mail

12/26/2021

'29 days on the edge:' What's next for NASA's newly launched James Webb Space Telescope

Launch kicked off a long journey for the $10 billion observatory.

Source: Space.com

12/26/2021

NASA's Webb Space Telescope Makes Time Critical Mid-Course Correction Burn

At 7:50 pm EST, Webb’s first mid-course correction burn began. It lasted 65 minutes and is now complete. This burn is one of two milestones that are time critical — the first was the solar array deployment, which happened shortly after launch. This burn adjus…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/26/2021

James Webb Space Telescope notches crucial maneuver to set its path

The James Webb Space Telescope is truly on its way.

Source: Space.com

12/25/2021

James Webb Space Telescope: How will it work? - BBC News

The BBC’s science editor Rebecca Morelle on how the observatory hopes to capture the history of our Universe.The $10bn James Webb telescope has left Earth on...

Source: YouTube

12/25/2021

James Webb Space Telescope Launches on Journey to See the Dawn of Starlight

Astronomers were jubilant as the spacecraft made it off the launchpad following decades of delays and cost overruns. The Webb is set to offer a new keyhole into the earliest moments of our universe.

Source: New York Times

12/25/2021

James Webb Space Telescope lifts off on historic mission

The launch of the $10bn successor to the Hubble telescope opens a new era in space exploration.

Source: BBC News

12/25/2021

James Webb Space Telescope's rocket begins fueling up for launch

The rocket that will finally launch NASA's James Webb Space Telescope today (Dec. 25) has begun fueling for liftoff.

Source: Space.com

12/25/2021

Live coverage: Countdown begins for launch of James Webb Space Telescope – Spaceflight Now

Source: Spaceflight Now

12/24/2021

Watch the James Webb Space Telescope launch at 7:20 AM ET

After far too many delays over the years to count, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will finally make its way to space tomorrow..

Source: Engadget

12/24/2021

James Webb Space Telescope: The scientific mysteries no other observatory could unravel

The James Webb Space Telescope will change our view of the universe.

Source: Space.com

12/24/2021

It's a Christmas Miracle: The James Webb Space Telescope Is on The Launchpad!

The science community is getting a very long-awaited Christmas gift this year – the much-delayed launch of the James Webb Space Telescope!

Source: ScienceAlert

12/23/2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope rolls out for Christmas launch

The James Webb Space Telescope is finally on the launchpad after years of delays. The space observatory is expected to launch on December 25.

Source: CNN

12/23/2021

EXPLAINER: Veteran Hubble vs. new Webb space telescope

Don't ask astronomers to choose between the Hubble Space Telescope and the new kid on the cosmic block, the James Webb Space Telescope.

Source: Phys.Org

12/23/2021

All the news from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope mission

On December 25th, NASA is finally set to launch its James Webb Space Telescope mission into space. It’s taken decades to get to this point, and we’ve been covering this mission for years. Catch up on all the stories and updates about this revolutionary new sp…

Source: The Verge

12/23/2021

James Webb Space Telescope: what to expect from the NASA mission

On December 25th, NASA is set to launch one of the most important space missions of the decade, sending a massive new observatory into space called the James Webb Space Telescope. It’s a launch that’s been decades in the making, and it is also packed full of …

Source: The Verge

12/22/2021

How to Watch the Launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (and Why It’s Big Deal)

Humanity could be on the verge of world-changing discoveries—provided everything goes according to plan.

Source: Lifehacker.com

12/22/2021

How to watch NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launch online in several languages on Christmas Day

Liftoff of NASA's new giant space telescope is set for Dec. 25 at 7:20 a.m. EST (1220 GMT).

Source: Space.com

12/22/2021

Science and music collide with the James Webb Space Telescope

Webb has a secret ingredient.

Source: Space.com

12/22/2021

James Webb Space Telescope Launch Postponed – Here’s Why and the New Launch Date

NASA and Arianespace successfully completed the Launch Readiness Review for the James Webb Space Telescope on December 21. The team authorized the Ariane 5 rocket carrying Webb to rollout and the start of launch sequencing for the mission. Additionally, Webb …

Source: SciTechDaily

12/21/2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launch delayed to Christmas due to bad weather

Add one more day to the countdown.

Source: Space.com

12/21/2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope – Official Mission Trailer

We don’t yet know what the James Webb Space Telescope will uncover. Will we get answers? Will we have more questions? One thing’s certain: The story of us is...

Source: YouTube

12/20/2021

#EZScience: Taking Light Apart with the James Webb Space Telescope

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is heading to space to explore the universe as no telescope has before. This observatory has both cameras and spectrographs...

Source: YouTube

12/20/2021

How astronomers decided where to point NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Once NASA launches its powerful new observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, the spacecraft is already slated to do more than 10,000 hours of science in its first year of life. Here’s how scientists prioritized what the telescope should do first.

Source: The Verge

12/20/2021

James Webb Space Telescope nears long-awaited launch day

After nearly two decades of development, the space observatory is scheduled to blast off no earlier than December 24.

Source: Al Jazeera English

12/20/2021

Decades of work are riding on the James Webb Space Telescope. What happens if it fails?

As one of the most expensive space missions in history, there's a lot on the line for launch

Source: Salon

12/19/2021

James Webb Space Telescope vs. Hubble: How will their images compare?

"It will take amazing images, they will be better than what Hubble did," said Webb project scientist Klaus Pontoppidan.

Source: Space.com

12/19/2021

Nasa sets new date for James Webb space telescope launch

The instrument will be the largest and most powerful telescope ever to be launched into space

Source: The Guardian

12/18/2021

James Webb Space Telescope given revised 24 December launch

The US and European space agencies are now ready to proceed with the launch of Hubble's successor.

Source: BBC News

12/17/2021

NASA confirms next Friday for Webb Space Telescope launch

NASA is shooting for next Friday—Christmas Eve—to launch its newest space telescope.

Source: Phys.Org

12/17/2021

James Webb Space Telescope launch date, time, and how to watch NASA’s livestream

The James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch on December 24. The telescope will transform space science as we know it. Here's how to watch it live.

Source: Inverse

12/17/2021

Vergecast: James Webb Space Telescope's launch next week, cool gadgets launched this week

The Vergecast covers NASA’s plan for launching the James Webb Space Telescope, a new Sony speaker, this week’s software updates, and much more.

Source: The Verge

12/17/2021

The James Webb Space Telescope launches soon. Here's what it could show us

The upcoming launch of NASA's powerful James Webb Space Telescope should let astronomers see what some of the universe's first stars and galaxies looked like soon after the Big Bang.

Source: NPR

12/16/2021

Faulty cable responsible for latest James Webb Space Telescope launch delay

A faulty data cable between the James Webb Space Telescope and launch pad equipment caused the big observatory's latest launch delay.

Source: Space.com

12/16/2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launch: Live updates

Read the latest news about NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

Source: Space.com

12/15/2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launch pushed to Christmas Eve

The highly anticipated launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is facing yet another delay before it can lift off the launchpad. Now, the telescope is expected to launch on December 24 because teams are investigating a communication issue.

Source: CNN

12/14/2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has a shiny giant mirror made of gold hexagons. Here's why.

For one: why is it gold?

Source: Space.com

12/14/2021

James Webb Space Telescope Launch Is Making Astronomers Very Anxious

The James Webb Space Telescope is endowed with the hopes and trepidations of a generation of astronomers.

Source: New York Times

12/13/2021

James Webb Space Telescope Launch — Official NASA Broadcast

Watch the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope—the most powerful space telescope ever made. This mission is scheduled to lift off at 7:20 a.m. EST (12:20...

Source: YouTube

12/13/2021

Looking back in time with the James Webb Space Telescope

Scott Pelley reports on the James Webb Space Telescope, due to launch December 22. Scientists hope it will be able to see the universe’s first stars and gala...

Source: YouTube

12/13/2021

James Webb Space Telescope: Looking back in time to catch the earliest starlight in creation - 60 Minutes

Scott Pelley reports on the James Webb Space Telescope, due to launch December 22. Scientists hope it will be able to see the universe's first stars and galaxies.

Source: CBS News

12/12/2021

The James Webb Space Telescope: Looking back towards the beginning of time

100 times more powerful than Hubble, it's the most ambitious, complex space observatory ever built, and its launch next week will usher in a new era in our understanding of the origin and evolution of the cosmos.

Source: CBS News

12/12/2021

5 Things to Know About The James Webb Space Telescope Before It Launches

The James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful space observatory ever built, is finally set for launch in late December after decades of waiting.

Source: ScienceAlert

12/11/2021

NASA's Webb Space Telescope to seek habitable worlds, ancient galaxies

NASA is about to launch the world's most powerful space telescope. Webb's first year of science could rewrite the history of the universe.

Source: Business Insider

12/10/2021

James Webb Space Telescope set to launch on hunt for Earth-like exoplanets

The James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful space observatory ever built, is set for launch in late December from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana after decades of waiting. An engineering marvel, the telescope is expected to beam back new clues to th…

Source: Raw Story

12/10/2021

James Webb space telescope fuelled for launch

Largest space telescope ever is due to lift off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana on 22 December

Source: The Guardian

12/08/2021

$10 Billion James Webb Space Telescope Fueled for Launch

The James Webb Space Telescope was fuelled inside the payload preparation facility at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana ahead of its launch on Ariane 5. Webb’s thrusters will use this propellant to make critical course-corrections after separation from Aria…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/07/2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is fueled up for its Dec. 22 launch

The James Webb Space Telescope is fully loaded and one step closer to taking flight.

Source: Space.com

12/07/2021

It's primed and full of fuel, the James Webb Space Telescope is ready to be packed up prior to launch

Fingers crossed the telescope will finally take to space on 22 December

Source: Theregister.com

12/03/2021

Why NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Matters So Much

The James Webb Space Telescope has the potential to rewrite the history of the cosmos and reshape humanity’s position within it. But first, a lot of things have to work just right.

Source: Quanta Magazine

12/01/2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope on track for Dec. 22 launch

An incident during processing earlier this month didn't cause any serious problems, NASA determined.

Source: Live Science

11/30/2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope on track for Dec. 22 launch

An incident during processing earlier this month didn't cause any serious problems, NASA determined.

Source: Space.com

11/30/2021

What is the James Webb Space Telescope and when will it launch?

It's one of the grand scientific undertakings of our times, but what exactly will James Webb do?

Source: BBC News

11/29/2021

James Webb Space Telescope may actually truly launch this century, says NASA

Will it fly by Christmas? Betteridge's law probably applies

Source: Theregister.com

11/29/2021

James Webb Space Telescope cleared for late December launch

Webb will launch on a European-built Ariane 5 rocket no earlier than Dec. 22.

Source: Ars Technica

11/29/2021

NASA gives green light to fuel James Webb Space Telescope – Spaceflight Now

Source: Spaceflight Now

11/25/2021

Nasa delays James Webb space telescope launch after ‘sudden’ incident

Technicians were preparing to attach spacecraft to launch vehicle when unplanned event took place

Source: The Guardian

11/23/2021

Launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Delayed After “Incident”

The launch readiness date for the James Webb Space Telescope is moving to no earlier than December 22 to allow for additional testing of the observatory, following a recent incident that occurred during Webb’s launch preparations. The incident occurred during…

Source: SciTechDaily

11/23/2021

'Incident' delays launch of James Webb Space Telescope

Engineers encounter a problem as they prepare to attach the $10bn Hubble successor to its rocket.

Source: BBC News

11/22/2021

An “incident” with the James Webb Space Telescope has occurred

NASA is leading an anomaly review board to investigate and conduct additional testing.

Source: Ars Technica

11/22/2021

James Webb Space Telescope launch delayed to Dec. 22

After a recent incident, Webb's launch has been delayed yet again.

Source: Space.com

11/22/2021

NASA delays James Webb Space Telescope launch to December 22nd

NASA’s oft-delayed James Webb Space Telescope has suffered another setback..

Source: Engadget

11/21/2021

Unfolding the universe: the commissioning process of the James Webb Space Telescope - NASASpaceFlight.com

This December, an Ariane 5 rocket will launch from Kourou, French Guiana carrying the most…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

11/19/2021

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Primed To Reveal Secrets of Galaxy’s Most Mysterious Planets

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Primed to Lift the Haze Surrounding Sub-Neptunes Detailed atmospheric studies will provide key insights into some of the most common – and mysterious – planets known in the galaxy. The Milky Way is chock-full of enigmatic pla…

Source: SciTechDaily

11/18/2021

NASA's huge James Webb Space Telescope is one month from launch

Webb is scheduled to lift off on Dec. 18.

Source: Space.com

11/15/2021

Curious Universe: Introducing the Webb Space Telescope Mini-Series

NASA is preparing to launch the largest and most powerful space telescope ever constructed. Join us for a special James Webb Space Telescope mini-series as we explore the science, engineering, people, and launch of this historic mission.

Source: NASA

11/13/2021

The mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope: looking into the past - NASASpaceFlight.com

When the joint NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope launches atop an Ariane 5 rocket this…

Source: NASASpaceflight.com

11/04/2021

29 Days on the Edge: The Road To Launch and Beyond for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Now that NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has safely arrived at its launch site in French Guiana, on the northeastern coast of South America, technical teams have begun making progress on the final checklist of preparations before liftoff later this year. Th…

Source: SciTechDaily

10/28/2021

NASA’s New $10 Billion Webb Space Telescope Will Reveal the Supermassive Black Hole at the Heart of the Milky Way

Webb will tackle the challenge of the supermassive black hole’s puzzling flares, which have proved both intriguing and frustrating for astronomers. In its first year of operations, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will join forces with a global collaborative…

Source: SciTechDaily

10/22/2021

Lancaster County trucking company transports James Webb Space Telescope

Lester Summers Trucking hauled the James Webb Space Telescope to California, where it was put on a barge for its journey to a space center in French Guiana.

Source: WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.

10/22/2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will face '29 days on the edge' after launch (video)

The observatory will have to make about 50 major deployments after liftoff.

Source: Space.com

10/21/2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks squeaky clean at spaceport for December launch (photos)

Newly released pics show how big the observatory is.

Source: Space.com

10/19/2021

NASA's $10 BILLION James Webb Space Telescope is unpacked for launch

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been unpacked in French Guiana. The $10 billion observatory is a successor to Hubble, and will let astronomers peer deeper into the Universe.

Source: Daily Mail

10/18/2021

$10bn James Webb Space Telescope unpacked in Kourou

Source: Google News

10/18/2021

$10bn James Webb Space Telescope unpacked in Kourou

The successor to the Hubble space observatory will now be prepared for launch on 18 December.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

10/18/2021

$10bn James Webb Space Telescope unpacked in Kourou

The successor to the Hubble space observatory will now be prepared for launch on 18 December.

Source: BBC News

10/18/2021

Resignation follows NASA rejection of James Webb Space Telescope renaming

A NASA adviser has resigned after the space agency denied their request to rename the James Webb Space Telescope.

Source: AL.com

10/13/2021

James Webb Space Telescope completes its voyage to French Guiana

Only a million or so miles to go

Source: Theregister.com

10/13/2021

NASA James Webb Space Telescope stirs controversy over name, LGBTQ discrimination

At a time when Americans are rethinking who should be represented in monuments and on buildings and street signs, the James Webb Space Telescope emerges as a case study of the fractious process of endowing an object with a name.

Source: The Washington Post

10/13/2021

$10 Billion Webb Space Telescope Arrives at Europe’s Spaceport

The James Webb Space Telescope has arrived safely at Pariacabo harbor in French Guiana. ESA in close collaboration with NASA will now prepare this once-in-a-generation mission for its launch on Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport this December. Few space science…

Source: SciTechDaily

10/12/2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope arrives in French Guiana ahead of Dec. 18 launch

The $10 billion observatory just wrapped up a 16-day ocean voyage.

Source: Space.com

10/12/2021

NASA's Webb Space Telescope Arrives in French Guiana After Sea Voyage

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope successfully arrived in French Guiana Tuesday, after a 16-day journey at sea.

Source: NASA

10/08/2021

NASA Invites Media to James Webb Space Telescope Launch

Members of the media may now register their interest in attending the launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the premier space science observatory for the next decade.

Source: NASA

09/30/2021

Despite complaints, NASA won't rename James Webb Space Telescope: report

NASA won't rename its highly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope, despite complaints that the moniker honors a man complicit in anti-gay discrimination.

Source: Space.com

09/30/2021

NASA won't rename James Webb Space Telescope despite controversy | TheHill

NASA says it has no plans for renaming the James Webb Space Telescope, which was named...

Source: The Hill

09/30/2021

NASA Refuses To Rename James Webb Space Telescope

Some scientists are calling on NASA to rename the James Webb Space Telescope, arguing that its namesake was complicit in the persecution of gay government workers. NASA says the name will stay.

Source: NPR

09/29/2021

The future of astronomy, from the Webb Space Telescope to gravitational waves

The next generation of telescopes could peer out of a moon crater or search for traces of the Big Bang.

Source: Vox