One of the most powerful telescopes ever built—NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope—is set to make its big debut in 2018. But before it starts scouring distant galaxies, or searching for life around at TRAPPIST-1, the telescope must undergo quite a bit of testing. Apparently, during “lights out inspections,” James Webb…
The European Space Agency has announced that the James Webb Space Telescope will finally be launched aboard an Ariane 5 rocket in October 2018.
It looks like we might have overestimated how many neighbors we have. New predictions show that the universe might be an emptier place than we imagined.
A group of space ophthalmologists inspect the eye of a brand new spacecraft which is going to see farther, and going to take better images of our universe, than any of its predecessors.
In a refreshingly pro-science move, the House Science Committee set aside two hours yesterday to discuss the ongoing search for extraterrestrial life. The ensuing conversation was fascinating, but at times infuriating, with the experts discussing everything from alien biosignatures to the possibility that we're being…
The James Webb telescope will soon replace the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit around the Earth, bringing our galaxy into focus. And exploring the origins of the universe. These incredible, huge mirrors will make those images happen.