James Webb Space Telescope

  • Why is the James Webb Space Telescope such a big deal?

    The telescope has been successfully launched and is current self-assembling in space. But what’s ...

    The new James Webb Space Telescope passed another major milestone over the weekend, deploying its primary mirror – th...

    Astronomy January 10, 2022
  • Hubble, Hubble, toil ends trouble

    Malfunctioning space telescope back in operation.

    The Hubble Space Telescope is back online – for now. ‘Our window on the universe’, as it’s known, suffered a serious ...

    Astronomy July 22, 2021
  • NASA in search for alien life

    The world’s most powerful telescope to assist space scientists in the hunt for ET.

    The much-anticipated UFO report released last Friday did not confirm or deny the existence of extraterrestrial intell...

    News July 1, 2021
  • A taste of James Webb’s potential

    Research shows it will overcome the blinding glare of quasars.

    How good will NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope be? Good enough to uncover things never before seen by humanity, ...

    News October 17, 2020
  • James Webb’s mirror, in all its glory

    Deployment tests continue, but COVID-19 is forcing change.

    This is how the primary mirror on the much-awaited James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will look when fully deployed....

    News April 6, 2020
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    A monster galaxy found lurking in the shadows

    The footprints of a monster galaxy 12.5 billion years in the past.

    Astronomers have accidentally discovered the footprints of a monster galaxy in the early Universe that has never been...

    ASC Edits October 23, 2019
  • JWST is whole at last

    Another milestone reached for new space science observatory.

    Engineers have connected the two halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope for the first time at Northrop Grumman’s...

    Core Sciences September 1, 2019
  • When secondary is important

    JWST’s unfolding mechanism goes through its paces.

    Technicians and engineers have just tested a key part of the telescope unfolding mechanism for the James Webb Space T...

    Engineering August 20, 2019
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    In search of the ghosts of dead galaxies

    Ivo Labbé helped discover odd dead galaxies.

    Associate Professor Ivo Labbé is hunting dead galaxies from the dawn of time. These cosmic relics passed their active...

    ASC Edits March 25, 2019
  • Selfie with space telescope

    Testing the mirrors on the James Webb Space Telescope is no easy feat.

    Optical engineer Larkin Carey is reflected in the James Webb Space Telescope’s secondary mirror, as he photographs th...

    Technology October 26, 2017
  • Super-Earths a juicy target for new space telescope

    Scientists have identified three ‘super-Earths’ that bridge a gap in our knowledge of exoplanets,...

    The discovery of three “super-Earth” planets orbiting a dwarf star roughly 97 light years away provides a juicy targe...

    Space September 11, 2017
  • A golden mirror for the next space telescope

    The James Webb Space telescope, to be launched in 2018, will rely on this giant gold mirror to co...

    The massive gold mirror that will form the eye of the James Webb Space Telescope.NASA/Desiree StoverThe James Webb Sp...

    Technology May 1, 2017
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