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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