April 17, 2019

A “Jellyfish” Galaxy Swims Into View of NASA’s Upcoming Webb Telescope

Webb will examine clumps of newly formed stars in the galaxy’s tail.

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March 21, 2019

NASA's Webb to Explore Galaxies from Cosmic Dawn to Present Day

Webb’s infrared vision will help researchers tally the population of young stars.

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February 28, 2019

NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Study an Iconic Supernova

Webb Will Probe the Dusty Remains of Supernova 1987A.

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December 12, 2018

NASA's Webb Telescope Will Provide Census of Fledgling Stars in Stellar Nursery

Webb’s infrared vision will help researchers tally the population of young stars.

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December 5, 2018

New Virtual Reality Experience Highlights NASA’s Webb Space Telescope

WebbVR lets viewers explore the cosmos without leaving the comforts of home.

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November 27, 2018

STScI Astronomer Massimo Stiavelli Elected AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Council has elected Dr. Stiavelli of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and 415 other AAAS members as Fellows of the AAAS.

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November 14, 2018

NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Investigate Cosmic Jets from Young Stars

Infrared Light Penetrates Dusty Cocoons to Reveal Secrets of Star Birth

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October 17, 2018

How to Weigh a Black Hole Using NASA’s Webb Space Telescope

Webb will examine the center of active galaxy NGC 4151

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September 5, 2018

Success in Critical Communications Tests for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Preparations continue at Webb’s Mission Operations Center for the 2021 launch

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July 11, 2018

Webb to Inspect Atmospheres of Gas Giant Exoplanets

Webb will train on Jupiter-sized worlds to prepare for smaller super-Earths.

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June 27, 2018

NASA’s Webb Telescope to Launch in 2021

The final testing phases for Webb, the largest international space science project in U.S. history, are underway to ensure the success of the ambitious mission.

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April 25, 2018

Webb Could Detect First-Generation Stars

New theoretical astrophysics research proposes that the Webb telescope could observe first-generation stars at the beginning of time, given the right set of celestial circumstances.

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April 7, 2018

Webb at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

Astronomers and engineers working on Webb join other NASA missions at the festival in Washington, D.C., for the nation’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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March 12, 2018

Webb at SXSW

Astronomers Joel Green, Jason Kalirai, and Amber Straughn discuss “What Will the Webb Telescope Discover First?” at the 2018 SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. An audio recording of the session is available.

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March 9, 2018

Webb to Make a Splash in Search for Interstellar Water

Water is crucial for life, but how does the universe make water? Webb will investigate, going back to the beginning to see the origin of water-bearing planets like Earth before they form.

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February 20, 2018

Webb Will Reveal Secrets of the Red Planet

Today Mars is a frigid desert, but there is evidence it once had an ocean's worth of water. There are multiple ways Webb can investigate what happened in between.

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January 4, 2018

Brown Dwarfs: Strange Stars or Rogue Planets?

Brown dwarfs blur the line between stars and planets, putting into perspective how much more there is to understand about the universe. Webb has unique capabilities to study these mysterious celestial objects.

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November 13, 2017

What Will Webb Look at First?

The Space Telescope Science Institute reveals the Early Release Science programs for Webb, which cover a range of astronomy, from black holes to other worlds.

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