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NASA's new space telescope 'hunky-dory' after problems fixed
NASA Space Telescope This photo provided by NASA, the James Webb Space Telescope is separated in space on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope soared from French Guiana on South America’s northeastern coast, riding a European Ariane rocket into the Christmas morning sky. The $10 billion infrared observatory is intended as the successor to the aging Hubble Space Telescope. The tennis court-size sunshield on the James Webb Space Telescope is now fully open and in the process of being tightened. The $10 billion telescope — the largest and most powerful astronomical observatory ever launched — rocketed away Christmas Day from French Guiana.wftv.com
James Webb Space Telescope: The scientific mysteries no other observatory could unravel
The James Webb Space Telescope will revolutionize our understanding of the universe. From observations of the earliest stars and galaxies to unprecedented insights into the chemistry of exoplanets, asteroids and comets, there is a lot that astronomers expect from this grand observatory.space.com
Search for life on other worlds tops astronomy to-do list
Astronomy Survey This image made available by the European Space Agency shows thousands of galaxies captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in observations from 2002-2009. The ultimate goal, they noted, is to capture pictures of any Earth-like worlds that might be out there. Due to finally blast off next month, the NASA-led James Webb Space Telescope — designed to scan the early universe and explore the atmospheres of other worlds — is a prime example of that. The report — sponsored by NASA, National Science Foundation, Energy Department and Air Force — noted that the survey was conducted during a health crisis. ___The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education.wftv.com
Hubble Space Telescope is a gift of science that keeps giving
Some of the new Caldwell images include celestial gems that can be spotted with a telescope, binoculars or the naked eye. Originally, the space telescope was designed to last 15 years in orbit. This Hubble image captures Caldwell 78 (or NGC 6541), a globular star cluster roughly 22,000 light-years from Earth. When Hubble first began returning science data, astronomers did not see the clear images expected but fuzzy stars. The space agency is building another even more powerful telescope called the James Webb Space Telescope that will ultimately replace Hubble.
Never-before-seen Hubble Telescope images released
The Hubble Space Telescope turned 30 years old this year and to celebrate, NASA is releasing 30 never-before-seen images of the wonders of space. The photos show galaxies, star clusters and nebulae, all of which are visible from a home telescope. [TRENDING: First doses of vaccine sent across US | OK if drivers can’t see out rear window? The Hubble Space Telescope has been capturing dazzling images like these since it was launched into space in April of 1990. You can see dozens of images and learn the science behind them by visiting NASA’s website.
Jupiter, enticing moon Europa star in new Hubble photo
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Jupiter and its enticing moon Europa shine in a new photo by the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble snapped the picture last month when the planet was 406 million miles (653 million kilometers) away, and the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore released it Thursday. Europa, which is smaller than our own moon, appears as a pale dot alongside its giant, color-streaked gas planet. NASA plans to launch a spacecraft, the Europa Clipper, later this decade to see if conditions there might be ripe for life. ___The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education.
Launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope delayed again by virus, other issues
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The launch of NASA’s successor to the Hubble Space Telescope faces seven more months of delay, this time because of the pandemic and technical issues. Officials announced Thursday that the James Webb Space Telescope — the space agency's top science priority — is now scheduled to launch on Oct. 31, 2021. Budget reserves set aside two years ago during the last major assessment will cover any additional expenses, said Thomas Zurbuchen, the space agency's science mission chief. The sun shield is needed to keep the infrared telescope cold once in space. NASA plans to ship Webb next summer to its European launch site in French Guiana — Europe's contribution to the mission.