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NASA James Webb Space Telescope Out Of Cryogenic Testing Chamber

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is ready to undergo the next round of testing. It recently completed a hundred day test in a vacuum chamber at the Johnson Space Center.

Space December 5, 2017

Hubble Photograph Shows Collision Of Two Galaxies 1 Billion Light Years Away

Using its Advanced Camera for Surveys, the Hubble Space Telescope captured two galaxies destructively colliding into each other. What caused the two galaxies to merge into one?

Space January 11, 2017

NASA Spitzer, Swift Space Telescopes Pinpoint Location Of Elusive Brown Dwarf

A microlensing event on space tracked by NASA's Spitzer and Swift space telescopes led to the discovery of a brown dwarf planet. Microlensing lights up a distant star due to the gravitational pull of a cosmic object nearby and is useful in tracking low-mass bodies that orbit stars.

Space November 17, 2016

Project Blue Kickstarter Launched: Campaign To Photograph Earth-Like Planets Around Alpha Centauri Star System Begins

Project Blue is taking a major step toward achieving its goals by launching a Kickstarter campaign. The group is turning to crowdfunding to turn its aim of spotting an Earth-like planet around Alpha Centauri into reality.

Space November 16, 2016

Space Exploration Company Planetary Resources Cancels 'Space Selfie' Kickstarter-Backed Project

American space company Planetary Resources has announced that it will no longer continue its planned Arkyd telescope project, which would have allowed backers to take selfies against the backdrop of space. It is now pursuing more practical business applications.

Space May 28, 2016

View The James Webb Space Telescope - The Successor To Hubble

The 18-mirror main reflector of the James Webb Telescope was revealed for the first time since construction on the network of mirrors was completed. Why are astronomers so excited about this upcoming space-based observatory?

Space April 28, 2016

Hubble 25-Years-Old But Still Powerful: Experts Look Back At Historical Moments

Hubble about to complete 25 years in the space. The space telescope has helped scientists uncover many mysteries of the space over the last two decades.

Space April 22, 2015

Hubble Successor JWST Still On Track For 2018, Says NASA

The James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, is on track for a 2018 launch. The JWST, which is named after former NASA administrator James Webb, is the most powerful telescope ever built.

Space March 31, 2015

PLATO satellite will find earth-like planets but you'll have to wait for 10 years

PLATO, a new space observatory will use 34 telescopes to hunt for Earth-like planets far from our home world. What else will the telescope network see on distant stars?

Space February 23, 2014

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