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"08.12.2016 18:28:30" missedinhistory.com James Webb and NASA's Early Days People are often surprised to learn that the namesake for the James Webb Space Telescope wasn't a scientist or engineer, but a lawyer and bureaucrat. Who was #JWST's namesake James Webb? Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast features his life and work at NASA: http://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/james-webb.htm
"06.12.2016 18:46:36" Artists of all kinds were invited to apply for the chance to visit our Goddard Space Flight Center to be inspired by the giant, golden, fully-assembled James Webb Space Telescope mirror. Webb has a mirror that is nearly 22 feet high and (to optimize it 2016 Artist Event Artists of all kinds were invited to apply for the chance to visit our Goddard Space Flight Center to be inspired by the giant, golden, fully-assembled James Webb Space Telescope mirror. Webb has a mirror that is nearly 22 feet high and (to optimize it
"06.12.2016 16:13:02" vimeo.com Seeing into space like never before There's a lot about space we still don't know says Nobel Laureate John Mather, Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), launching… Senior Project Scientist (and Nobel Laureate) @COBE_Dr gives a crash course on the history of the Universe (and #JWST): (via PopTech) https://vimeo.com/190436993
"01.12.2016 17:16:20" Timeline Photos An alternate view of yesterday's #NASA Image of the Day, showing #JWST going into a clean tent. Yesterday's image: http://go.nasa.gov/2gcteZA and higher res of the alternate view: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/30971672450/
"01.12.2016 16:17:50" northropgrumman.com Into the Unknown – Coming December 2016 Into the Unknown tells the story of the building of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope – a revolutionary observatory, 100 times more powerful and the scientific successor to the Hubble Telescope. A short video feature on our own Dr. Amber Straughn, an astrophysicist and project scientist for JWST. It is part of a larger story produced by Northrop Grumman in partnership with filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn. Watch here:
"30.11.2016 19:18:27" Timeline Photos What looks like a teleporter from science fiction being draped over NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, is actually a "clean tent." The clean tent protects Webb from dust and dirt when engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland
"30.11.2016 16:17:16" medium.com Chasing the Big Bang FDU Engineering Alumnus William Ochs Helps NASA Look Back in Time A feature on our fantastic Project Manager, Bill Ochs:
"29.11.2016 21:10:42" Photos from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's post Alan Vedder gave us permission to share these fun photos. His daughters built a model of the James Webb Space Telescope for their school science fair. He told us that they worked very hard on it, learned a lot during the process, and have become very
"28.11.2016 18:55:56" npr.org Some Assembly Required: New Space Telescope Will Take Shape After Launch The James Webb Space Telescope is undergoing its final series of tests in NASA workshops. It's designed to take even grander images than the Hubble telescope. But deploying it will be a major feat. #JWST engineer Begoña Vila on NPR, "Some Assembly Required: New Space Telescope Will Take Shape After Launch" https://n.pr/2fS8Tv7
"22.11.2016 18:39:03" nasa.gov NASA's John C. Mather Named Honorary Member of the Optical Society Dr. John Mather, NASA's Nobel Prize-winning scientist, has received another honor to add to his many accolades -- he has been named an honorary member of the Optical Society. "Dr. John Mather, NASA's Nobel Prize-winning scientist, has received another honor to add to his many accolades -- he has been named an honorary member of the Optical Society.
The Optical Society (OSA) is a prestigious professional organization for
"21.11.2016 19:59:09" wmfe.org James Webb Is Seein' Red We're about to see things in the universe never before seen. The James Webb Space Telescope is huge and it's going to give us a peek at things from a perspective we haven't seen before. In case you missed it, here's a Skype interview our senior project scientist did with the WMFE's Space Exploration Podcast: http://www.wmfe.org/james-webb-is-seein-red/65942
"21.11.2016 18:54:03" NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's cover photo
"21.11.2016 18:54:03" NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's cover photo
"21.11.2016 16:20:41" Photos from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's post Don't see #JWST on the Webbcam? Don't worry, it's still here at NASA Goddard - but it's not in the cleanroom right now! It's actually been moved onto a shaker table specially built so we can do vibration testing. The vibration will simulate the
"18.11.2016 19:05:33" youtube.com James Webb Space Telescope Update Members of the media were invited to join NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Nov. 2 at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for an update about... In case you missed it, Administrator Bolden visited #JWST to talk with the team plus media. Watch the even here: https://youtu.be/VWeg88PTg4s View photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/albums/72157676688791846
"17.11.2016 21:50:33" americaspace.com To Extrapolate Human Perception – Imaging the Solar system in 3D With Hubble & Webb A breathtaking Hubble image of Saturn in ultraviolet light, showing the planet's southern hemisphere and the southern face of its rings. A new study has proposed utilising the observing... Could we use #Hubble + #JWST to create stereoscopic images of the solar system? Dr. John Mather (senior project scientist) and Dr. Joel Green (project scientist at STScI) discuss: http://www.americaspace.com/?p=96434
"17.11.2016 19:38:20" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory New Eyes on Space: Find out about NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and its infrared study of the cosmos. Watch live and join the Q&A tonight on http://ustream.tv/NASAJPL2 Project scientist Mike Ressler talks about the MIRI instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope for NASA JPL's Von Karman public lecture series. They are live streaming the event and archiving the talk so you can watch it on their UStream. Info linked
"17.11.2016 19:25:06" outdoorpainter.com Painting a NASA Telescope | OutdoorPainter Home Extreme Plein Air Painting a NASA Telescope Extreme Plein AirNewsPainting a NASA Telescope By Contributing Editor PleinAir Today, Andrew Webster - November 13, 2016 0 by Bob Bahr, Editor PleinAir Today Joanna Barnum says her plein air painting Painting a NASA Telescope: Outdoor Painter Magazine wrote about our recent Art + Science event and interviewed Joanna Barnum, one of the artists who painted #JWST. http://www.outdoorpainter.com/painting-a-nasa-telescope/
"16.11.2016 20:37:45" Timeline Photos Coming up soon on the Webbcam - watch a clean tent get placed over the mirrors. All prep for vibration testing: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"16.11.2016 20:12:09" svs.gsfc.nasa.gov GMS: Webb Telescope Element Construction Highlights B-roll B-roll higlights and animations to support stories releated to the completion of the Webb Telescope's Telescope Element. We have some of the most beautiful B-roll footage you've ever seen! #JWST http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12408
"16.11.2016 16:27:46" arktimes.com New frontiers in space: NASA scientist talks exoplanets, Hubble's successor and more An in-depth interview with Arkansas native Amber Straughn, who is on NASA's project science team designing the James Webb Space Telescope. In depth interview with our own Dr. Amber Straughn in the Arkansas Times about #JWST and #Hubble science.
"10.11.2016 20:38:39" Timeline Photos The James Webb Space Telescope's primary mirror has a coating of real gold that's so thin a human hair is 1000x thicker! More facts: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/152640933284/10-out-of-this-world-facts-about-the-james-webb
"10.11.2016 18:59:16" Top ten facts about the James Webb Space Telescope Top ten facts about the James Webb Space Telescope. The James Webb Space Telescope will be the largest telescope ever sent into space. It is the impressive result of efforts from NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency and will peer
"10.11.2016 16:40:38" nasa.tumblr.com The James Webb Space Telescope: A Story of Art & Science Artists of all kinds were invited to apply for the chance to visit our Goddard Space Flight Center to be inspired by the giant, golden, fully-assembled James Webb Space Telescope mirror. “Art/Photo... When artists came to NASA Goddard to create in front of #JWST: a new tumblr post: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/152962662834/the-james-webb-space-telescope-a-story-of-art
"04.11.2016 20:03:20" Photos from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's post A magical afternoon of art + science! We had such a blast at our Artist event on Wednesday! We'll be posting more about it, but you can also look at the #JWSTart hash tag on Twitter, and this fan storify that was pulled together to show photos of the
"04.11.2016 13:08:50" youtube.com Webb Telescope Milestone: Completion of Telescope Element Thousands of people, for almost two decades, accomplished the construction of the telescope element of the largest space telescope ever created. The optical ... This brand-new video is a beautiful summary of the James Webb Space Telescope so far: all the amazing tech developed, all the hard work and dedication that have gone into this mission...and what is next. https://youtu.be/-MVAm89KBfE
"03.11.2016 15:46:00" Timeline Photos Engineers and technicians working on the James Webb Space Telescope successfully completed the first important optical measurement of Webb's fully assembled primary mirror, called a Center of Curvature test.
Taking a “before” optical measurement of the
"03.11.2016 12:04:09" Timeline Photos In case you missed it, a brand new image of our stunning gold-coated mirrors:
The primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, consisting of 18 hexagonal mirrors, looks like a giant puzzle piece standing in the massive
"02.11.2016 14:00:13" Photos from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's post Follow today's JWST event on NASA's snapchat for a behind the scenes look! Visit @NASAWebb on Twitter for more on the NASA Administrator and Senior Project Scientist John Mather speaking on NASA TV this morning.
"02.11.2016 13:11:22" nasa.gov NASA Completes Webb Telescope Center of Curvature Pre-test Engineers and technicians working on the James Webb Space Telescope successfully completed the first important optical measurement of Webb's fully assembled primary mirror, called a Center of Curvature test. Feature: NASA Completes Webb Telescope Center of Curvature Pre-test
Engineers and technicians working on the James Webb Space Telescope successfully completed the first important optical measurement of Webb's fully assembled primary mirror, called a
"02.11.2016 13:11:04" nasa.gov James Webb Space Telescope Mirrors Will Piece Together Cosmic Puzzles The primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope that consists of 18 hexagonal mirrors looks like a giant puzzle piece standing in the massive clean room of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The telescope will help piece James Webb Space Telescope Mirrors Will Piece Together Cosmic Puzzles
The primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope consisting of 18 hexagonal mirrors looks like a giant puzzle piece standing in the massive clean room of NASA's Goddard Space
"02.11.2016 13:02:54" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Our James Webb Space Telescope will be the next generation observatory and will launch in 2018. Tune in today at 9 a.m. EDT to hear from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about its progress and even catch a glimpse of its gold mirrors! Live right now on NASA TV! Just started!
"01.11.2016 19:58:14" Timeline Photos Wednesday, November 2nd, NASA is welcoming 23 artists to visit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the James Webb Space Telescope. Webb has a mirror that is nearly 22 feet high and (to optimize it for infrared observations) is covered in a microscopic
"31.10.2016 17:31:58" nasa.gov Final Sunshield Layer Completed for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope The last of the five sunshield layers responsible for protecting the optics and instruments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is now complete. The last of the five sunshield layers responsible for protecting the optics and instruments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is now complete. Designed by Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, California, the Webb telescope's sunshield will prevent the
"25.10.2016 14:33:58" Timeline Photos Only 1.5 hours til our application deadline for artists! Will be chosen to visit and create #JWST-inspired art? http://go.nasa.gov/2eyfPuV
Photo credit: Maggie Masetti
"20.10.2016 18:52:15" nasa.gov NASA Invites Artists to Visit Webb Telescope NASA invites artists for a special viewing of the 22-foot-high, gold-coated mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope on Nov. 3, 2016. The goal of this Artist Event is to allow artist attendees to set up their supplies for their artistic medium of choice Announcement #2 - artists, come to NASA Goddard and let #JWST inspire you! Apply here: http://go.nasa.gov/2eyfPuV
Deadline is the October 25th.
NASA Invites Artists to Visit James Webb Space Telescope
Are you an artist? If so, we have a
"20.10.2016 18:40:06" Timeline Photos Two announcements for today! First - media, here's your chance to see #JWST's golden mirrors. Info on attending: http://go.nasa.gov/2eyaNhI
Image credit: NASA/Francis Reddy
"20.10.2016 14:57:23" Timeline Photos Being an exquisitely sensitive infrared astronomical observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope's optics and scientific instruments need to be cold to suppress infrared background "noise." Typically, the longer the wavelength of infrared light, the
"17.10.2016 15:03:11" nasa.tumblr.com 10 Times More Galaxies! The universe suddenly looks a lot more crowded… We already estimated that there were about 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe, but new research shows that this estimate is at least 10... It turns out there are 10 times more galaxies in the universe than we thought... on the order of 2 trillion! And over 90% have yet to be studied! The James Webb Space Telescope will help us learn more!
"13.10.2016 18:30:08" The James Webb Space Telescope Rotates Into View #JWST's giant gold-coated mirror rotates into view. An audience perspective from last week.
This is amateur iPhone video shot from our cleanroom observation window. This is a partial time-lapse of the James Webb Space Telescope being lifted by crane
"13.10.2016 17:55:48" lavanguardia.com “El universo no empezó con un bang” Hay mucha gente que no entiende el big bang', declaró el astrofísico de la NASA y premio Nobel John Mather en la conferencia que pronunció en la Pedrera el 27 de septiembre. 'Cualquier astrónomo en... Spanish-speakers! Here is an interview our senior project scientist, Nobel Laureate John Mather, did for the Institut de Ciències Fotòniques in Barcelona.
"13.10.2016 15:52:13" Timeline Photos A #JWST word Jumble! http://www.chron.com/entertainment/comics-games/comic/Jumble/
Credit: David Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
"12.10.2016 19:55:34" videos.spie.org Mark Clampin: Team effort paying off as JWST nears completion The most powerful ever built, the James Webb Space Telescope is an international project led by NASA with its partners, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. Scientist Mark Clampin talks about the team effort behind #JWST. Via SPIE: http://spie.org/newsroom/jwst-clampin-video
"12.10.2016 14:13:11" Timeline Photos Could #JWST give insight to this mysterious infrared source in a supernova remnant? http://phys.org/news/2016-10-infrared-source-supernova-remnant-rcw.html
Image credit: Tendulkar et al., 2016.
"06.10.2016 22:19:29" Timeline Photos Reflections of NASA Goddard as #JWST rotates to face the back of the cleanroom.
Credit: NASA/Maggie Masetti
"06.10.2016 20:07:28" washingtonpost.com NASA puts finishing touches on telescope to look to back at first stars A million miles from Earth, observatory will see light from stars formed 13 billion years ago. “We want to see the first stars and understand how stars, galaxies and planetary systems are formed,” John Durning, deputy project manager for the Webb, said at Goddard recently while technicians worked inside the center's 10-story 'clean room'. "We don't
"06.10.2016 18:35:24" Time-lapse: Webbcam View of James Webb Space Telescope Lift an... This time-lapse video shows the Webbcam view of the James Webb Space Telescope in the cleanroom at NASA Goddard. The telescope was moved via crane to a rotating stand to prep and position it for center of curvature testing. Precise measurements of the
"05.10.2016 19:23:18" Timeline Photos Check out the current Webbcam view! The telescope is facing our observation window and casting JWST-shaped reflections onto the wall. http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"05.10.2016 14:56:34" Timeline Photos Here we go again! Telescope rotating on Webbcam shortly! http://jwst.nasa.gov Current view (for now) for NASA Goddard.
Credit: NASA/Maggie Masetti
"05.10.2016 13:15:08" Timeline Photos Two wonderful days of seeing #JWST's mirrors face-on for NASA Goddard - now it's the Webbcam's turn for a view: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"04.10.2016 14:38:14" Timeline Photos Today's cleanroom view of JWST at NASA Goddard! Prep continues for the center of curvature testing. Laser interferometry will be used to measure the alignment of the mirrors both before and after environmental testing. Stay tuned for more detailed
"03.10.2016 18:52:37" Timeline Photos #JWST - a 1/20th scale model and the real thing! An inside view of our cleanroom observation area at NASA Goddard.
Credit: NASA/Maggie Masetti
"03.10.2016 15:19:41" Photos from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's post #JWST is being moved to a stand closer to the cleanroom observation window at NASA Goddard in prep for testing. Excellent view for the rest of the afternoon! You should see it start to move on the webcam view shortly:
"03.10.2016 14:28:36" Timeline Photos Keep an eye on the Webbcam today - a lift and rotation of #JWST will be happening: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"30.09.2016 14:28:18" Photos from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's post When science becomes art - Artist & former NASA Goddard intern Grace Montalvo unveiled her #JWST- inspired mural at the University of Puerto Rico. Grace
"27.09.2016 20:30:36" Timeline Photos Testing the #JWST test equipment!
This photo shows the James Webb Space Telescope Pathfinder structure. The Pathfinder is a test version of the structure that supports the telescope. Here the Pathfinder has been configured for the Thermal Pathfinder
"27.09.2016 17:55:09" jwst.nasa.gov Key Facts International - NASA JWST James Webb Space Telescope Telescopio Espacial James Webb: El mayor telescopio jamás puesto en el espacio. Webb será 100 veces más potente que el Hubble.
Learn about JWST in Spanish as well as other languages: http://jwst.nasa.gov/jwstKeyFactsInternational/
"27.09.2016 15:41:24" nasa.gov NASA's Hubble Spots Possible Water Plumes Erupting on Europa Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water vapor #JWST could be used to look for water and organics on Europa (via spectroscopy). Also, we could look at thermal variations, i.e. warm spots at its poles, like those seen on Saturn's Enceladus.
"26.09.2016 18:26:06" Timeline Photos Webb wordt de grootste telescoop die ooit in de ruimte is geplaatst. Webb is 100 keer krachtiger dan Hubble. Meer: http://jwst.nasa.gov/jwstKeyFactsInternational/
You can learn about #JWST in Dutch (as well as in other languages) in our new website
"26.09.2016 16:20:00" youtube.com Behind the Webb: Give Me Five (Episode 31) NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will be looking at the universe with infrared vision. In order to optimally accomplish this mission, the observatory has to... How do we test the deployment of #JWST's 5-layer, tennis court-sized sunshield? Behind the Webb reports from Northrop Grumman in the lastest video podcast: https://youtu.be/7DQe-OzrcJM
"26.09.2016 14:55:13" Timeline Photos NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has a giant custom-built, kite-shaped sunshield driven by mechanics that will fold and unfold with a harmonious synchronicity 1 million miles from Earth.
"22.09.2016 18:33:35" nasa.gov Hubble Finds Planet Orbiting Pair of Stars Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and a trick of nature, have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting two stars in a system 8,000 light-years away toward the center of our galaxy. The Saturn-sized planet orbits roughly 300 million #Hubble recently found a gas giant planet orbiting a pair of red dwarf stars. Read more: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/hubble-finds-planet-orbiting-pair-of-stars
"21.09.2016 19:19:29" abcnews.go.com Video: A Look at the World's Most Powerful Telescope ABC News' Mariam Khan is at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, with a look at the James Webb telescope, the most powerful in history and set to launch in 2018. Learn more about #JWST in an interview with Dr. Amber Straughn that aired live earlier today on ABC News's website: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/video/worlds-powerful-telescope-42257024
"20.09.2016 15:49:22" Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - TESS Take part in the search for new worlds and fly your exoplanet art with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - TESS! If you draw your vision of an exoplanet and submit it to the TESS project, a digital copy will fly in space with the spacecraft. TESS Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - TESS is a mission that will proceed ours and survey exoplanet candidates that JWST can take a closer look at. Check out their exoplanet art project attached below!
"19.09.2016 14:32:09" arstechnica.com What could the James Webb telescope see of the closest exoplanet? Researchers outline plan to detect any atmosphere and potential hints of life. Ars Technica interviews our exoplanet scientist Dr. Mark Clampin about #JWST and #ProximaB possibilities: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/09/if-proxima-centauri-b-has-an-atmosphere-james-webb-telescope-could-see-it/
"16.09.2016 20:04:13" Timeline Photos Our latest #JWST technical newsletter is out! Download the pdf directly:
Subscribe/Unsubscribe and access past issues: http://jwst.nasa.gov/newsletters.html
"16.09.2016 19:00:00" Timeline Photos A beauty from #Hubble for your Friday: http://go.nasa.gov/2d48pid #JWST will help us learn more about how galaxies form and evolve!
A lone source shines out brightly from the dark expanse of deep space, glowing softly against a
"14.09.2016 15:36:05" ted.com 3 moons and a planet that could have alien life Is there life beyond Earth? Join NASA's director of planetary science James Green for a survey of the places in our solar system that are most likely to harbor alien life. #NASA's director of planetary science (James Green) talks about life beyond Earth. #tedtalk
"13.09.2016 15:41:22" NASAblueshift What will #JWST images look like? How do they get #Hubble images to look like they do? We discuss on our latest blog: http://go.nasa.gov/2cBCSpL What will #JWST images look like? How do they get #Hubble images to look like they do? NASAblueshift explores these questions. http://go.nasa.gov/2cBCSpL
"08.09.2016 17:43:54" youtube.com The Nearest Earth-sized Planet Discovered Around Proxima Centauri Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun, is about 4 light-years from the Solar System. Searches for planets have endeavored to find not only large Jupi... Reminder about the Proxima Centauri exoplanet hangout today at 3pm EDT right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwAdIPf5m04
“The Nearest Earth-sized Planet Discovered Around Proxima Centauri"
Afternoon Science Coffee Hangout on Thursday, September 8,
"06.09.2016 17:22:58" youtube.com Deep Astronomy This channel is dedicated to Space Fans who love astronomy and want to learn concepts and hear about new discoveries in astronomy. I try to present these con... “The Nearest Earth-sized Planet Discovered Around Proxima Centauri"
Afternoon Science Coffee Hangout on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT
Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun, is about 4 light-years from the Solar System. Searches
"01.09.2016 20:27:45" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post What goes into the job of a James Webb Space Telescope photographer or video producer? Read more in NASAblueshift's latest blog: http://go.nasa.gov/2c3J4nM
Images are of photographer Chris Gunn and video producer Mike McClare at work, Credit:
"25.08.2016 19:23:01" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post We've gotten lots of questions about Proxima Centauri's exoplanet! We consulted with some exoplanet scientists here, to find out more about the possibilities to observe it with JWST.
Stars similar to Proxima Centauri (M-dwarfs) are generally good
"24.08.2016 15:00:09" universetoday.com ESO Announcement To Address Reports Of Proxima Centauri Exoplanet - Universe Today This Wednesday, the ESO will be holding a press conference, and hopes are high that it will address the possible existence of an exoplanet around Proxima Centauri We'll know more about this possible #JWST exoplanet target after ESO Astronomy's press conference today! Is it earth-like? http://www.universetoday.com/130419/eso-announcement-address-reports-proxima-centauri-exoplanet/
"15.08.2016 20:56:05" nasa.tumblr.com Vote for Space at SXSW 2017 We need your help! There are a number of exciting space-related panels proposed for next year's South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. SXSW is a community-driven event and voting... Here's a handy list of all the proposed @NASA-related #SXSW panels up for vote: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/148931518759/vote-for-space-at-sxsw-2017 (There are several about #JWST!)
"11.08.2016 21:34:54" Timeline Photos Lots of work over next few days in preparation for the upcoming installation of the electronics compartment for the instrument module. Watch on the Webbcam: http://jwst.nasa.gov/index.html
"11.08.2016 20:22:39" Timeline Photos A self-portrait of two of our amazing photographers, reflected in a JWST mirror segment. You may recognize Chris Gunn and Desiree Stover's names from the credits on our images. They both do a wonderful job of not only documenting the technical process of
"11.08.2016 14:59:18" Timeline Photos Lots of working in the cleanroom today! JWST is upright again, and attached to a crane. Watch on our Webbcam: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"08.08.2016 15:46:35" Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - TESS NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - TESS project at NASA Goddard has released a coloring book. Use your imagination to draw new #exoplanets and learn about the kinds that have been found so far. TESS is an exoplanet survey mission that will find candidates planets for #JWST to take a closer look at. We'll be examining exoplanet atmospheres to find out their composition. The TESS mission just put out this coloring book good for adults and kids
"04.08.2016 20:43:06" youtube.com Gravitational Waves | John Mather | TEDxHerndon Dr. John Mather discuss Gravitational Waves and the future of astrophysics. Dr. Mather is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in Phys... Nobel Laureate and #JWST Project Scientist John Mather discusses Gravitational Waves and the future of astrophysics in this TedX. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-fbITO738c
"04.08.2016 19:28:28" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to 2012 when the James Webb Space Telescope's OTE (Optical Telescope Element) Simulator or OSIM was lowered down into the Space Environment Simulator chamber. This test piece spent the last four years aiding in testing of #JWST and was
"29.07.2016 14:01:00" nasa.gov NASA Seeks Picometer Accuracy A team of scientists has begun work to develop a high-speed interferometer capable of assuring picometer-level stability, a feat not yet accomplished. Finding and characterizing dozens of Earth-like planets will require a super-stable space telescope whose optical components move or distort no more than a few picometers — a measurement smaller than the size of an atom. It also will require
"28.07.2016 18:33:34" Time-lapse: James Webb Space Telescopes Folds Its Wings This time-lapse shows the Webbcam view of the giant cleanroom at NASA Goddard. The operation shown here is the folding back, or stowing, of the two "wings" of the James Webb Space Telescope. Each wing holds three of its primary mirror segments. The
"28.07.2016 18:09:35" nps.gov Night Sky Festival - Shenandoah National Park (U.S. National Park Service) Information on the Night Sky Festival Near Shenandoah, VA? There is a free #JWST event tonight (Thurs July 28) at 9pm as part of their Night Sky Festival. More info: https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/night-sky-festival.htm
"26.07.2016 18:27:22" Timeline Photos The James Webb Space Telescope is shown here with one of its two “wings" folded. Each wing holds three of its primary mirror segments. During this operation in the cleanroom at NASA Goddard, the telescope was also rotated in preparation for the folding
"25.07.2016 18:27:45" youtube.com NASA Experts Discuss Exploration at Comic-Con Experts from NASA discussed science fiction, gaming and popular culture's ties to science fact, on and off the planet, this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Experts from NASA discussed science fiction, gaming and popular culture's ties to science fact, on and off the planet, this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Our own Dr. Amber Straughn talks #JWST in this video from NASA - National Aeronautics and
"22.07.2016 15:36:42" NASA Goddard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has 'boldly gone where no one has gone before' with the release this week of a new "Frontier Field" image. Inspired by the new 'Star Trek' movie and the TV show's upcoming 50th anniversary, Hubble scientists 'boldly peered' Our friends on the Hubble Space Telescope have a live Facebook event going on right now:
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has 'boldly gone where no one has gone before' with the release this week of a new "Frontier Field" image. Inspired by the new 'Star
"19.07.2016 15:38:30" Timeline Photos Engineers and technicians at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas prepare for the James Webb Space Telescope's Thermal Pathfinder (practice model) test. On the right the practice model stands fully deployed outside the massive thermal vacuum
"19.07.2016 15:11:43" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post On the Webbcam, #JWST's mirrors folded up in launch configuration: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
Read more about how the James Webb Space Telescope will launch: http://jwst.nasa.gov/launch.html
"15.07.2016 18:39:42" Timeline Photos Expect #JWST to rotate upright at around 3pm ET! The Webbcam will have a great view! http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"15.07.2016 17:44:50" eventbrite.com Meet a Nobel Laureate: Einstein Memorial Pop-up Meet up at the Albert Einstein Memorial for your chance to talk with astrophysicist John C. Mather, the 2006 Nobel Prize winner in Physics. Want to know more about the big-bang theory? Interested in the work that goes on at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Reminder, free meet-up with Nobel Laureate/#JWST senior project scientist John Mather at the Einstein Memorial tomorrow in DC! More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-a-nobel-laureate-einstein-memorial-pop-up-tickets-24099808175
"14.07.2016 20:57:18" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post #ThrowbackThursday to 2014 and folding up the secondary mirror booms on a test (Pathfinder) version of the James Webb Space Telescope (#JWST).
Read more: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/27694762244/ and
"14.07.2016 15:21:47" nasa.gov Boldly Go Beyond the Fiction with a Star Trek Themed NASA Social We're inviting our social media followers to apply for a two-day event on the influence of Star Trek at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts on July 29 and 30 in the Washington, DC, area. There is a NASA Social coming up on July 29! Here is all the info you need on how to apply to come visit us at NASA Goddard. If you were snowed out from our winter Social, please note this on your application for this one!
"12.07.2016 17:41:30" Timeline Photos The James Webb Space Telescope was lifted out of its assembly stand for the last time at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. In this photo, the telescope was hanging upside down as the lift crew were about to install it in the rollover
"11.07.2016 20:56:50" Timeline Photos #JWST will offer follow-up studies of aurorae on Jupiter comparable to those that will be done by NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter. Read more about the science in this pdf: http://tinyurl.com/jejfemc
Speaking of aurorae on Jupiter, here's #Hubble's view
"11.07.2016 15:38:24" Time-lapse: NASA's Webb Strikes a Pose Recently, in the giant clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, engineers gave the James Webb Space Telescope a "lift and tilt" during testing making it appear to strike a pose in this time lapse video. Featured in this
"07.07.2016 20:57:50" Timeline Photos #ThrowbackThursday to #JWST's Pathfinder (or test) telescope backplane (and two flight spare mirrors), which was about to head off to NASA Johnson for cryogenic testing! #TBT
Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"07.07.2016 15:50:26" eventbrite.com Meet a Nobel Laureate: Einstein Memorial Pop-up Meet up at the Albert Einstein Memorial for your chance to talk with astrophysicist John C. Mather, the 2006 Nobel Prize winner in Physics. Want to know more about the big-bang theory? Interested in the work that goes on at the NASA Goddard Space Flight "Meet up at the Albert Einstein Memorial in DC for your chance to talk with astrophysicist John C. Mather, the 2006 Nobel Prize winner in Physics. He's also the Senior Project Scientist for JWST. Want to know more about the Big Bang Theory? Interested in
"06.07.2016 18:39:09" Timeline Photos Nobel Laureate (and James Webb Space Telescope Project Scientist) John Mather answers some commonly asked questions about the Big Bang, and about #JWST's role in understanding the early history of the universe.
"05.07.2016 18:16:46" Timeline Photos Here is the podcast interview Dr. Amber Straughn did with RNZ about #JWST: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201805475/the-most-powerful-space-telescope-ever-created
"01.07.2016 18:55:34" instagram.com NASA Webb Telescope (@nasawebb) • Instagram photos and videos The official account of NASA's next generation James Webb Space Telescope, launching in 2018. We also have a new Instagram handle to match our Twitter one. We are now @NASAWebb in both places. https://www.instagram.com/nasawebb/
"30.06.2016 19:40:04" Timeline Photos For those of you who follow us on Twitter, we have a new, easier-to-type Twitter handle! It's close to the old one, just shorter! We are now @NASAWebb. https://twitter.com/NASAWebb
"30.06.2016 18:22:06" youtube.com Frontiers of Science and Science Fiction How will we discover life in the universe? What are the cosmos' biggest unknowns? How do scientific discoveries inspire and transform the stories we tell? Jo... How will we discover life in the universe? What are the cosmos' biggest unknowns? How do scientific discoveries inspire and transform the stories we tell?
Join sci-fi authors Larry Niven, Kim Stanley Robinson, Connie Willis, Charlie Stross, Joe Haldeman
"29.06.2016 14:45:15" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Singer Kaya Jones visited NASA Goddard today and talked to engineer Jody Davis and scientist Dr. Hannah Wakeford about the James Webb Space Telescope!
"28.06.2016 16:20:39" youtube.com Where Do Galaxies Come From? Thanks to the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and NASA's James Webb Space Telescope for supporting this video! In particular, thanks to Dan Coe of ... Minute Physics explains the questions #JWST will help us answer about the very first stars and galaxies that formed in the early universe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kif4ON6QOPE
"27.06.2016 15:09:24" youtube.com Behind the Webb: Webb's First Eye Exam (Episode 30) The Webb Telescope's Aft Optics System houses two of the mirrors that direct the light from the universe to the cameras in the observatory. In this episode o... Our newest "Behind the Webb" is out! The James Webb Space Telescope gets an 'eye test' at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. This is the first time, the entire light path was tested in the full-scale or full-sized version of the telescope.
"24.06.2016 19:09:17" Timeline Photos Free Space Telescope Science Institute app gives you 3D #Hubble, #JWST, & #WFIRST on your tablet or phone! Apple: https://appsto.re/i6h94kP Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.stsci.jwstcard&hl=en
"23.06.2016 17:40:40" 竹嶺天文
We are Astronomy club of National HsinChu Senior High School, Taiwan.
This James Webb Space Telescope model is a displayed item of our semester exhibition. In the exhibition, we introduce JWST to a lot of visitors.
Months An astronomy club at National HsinChu Senior High School in Taiwan built their own deployable James Webb Space Telescope model! See their attached post below for more photos and details.
"23.06.2016 17:20:32" nasa.gov The Complex Material Engineering of NASA's Webb Telescope Sunshield The shiny silver material of the five-layer sunshield that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is a complex and innovative feat of material science and engineering. Got questions about #JWST's tennis court-sized sunshield? This feature will answer them! http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/the-complex-material-engineering-of-nasas-webb-telescope-sunshield
"21.06.2016 20:00:51" Timeline Photos Keep your eyes on the Webbcam in the next hour - they'll be rotating the telescope upright: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"16.06.2016 17:41:16" Time-lapse: James Webb Space Telescope Instrument Installation Here's a time-lapse video showing the Webbcam view of the James Webb Space Telescope science instrument installation in our giant cleanroom at NASA Goddard. You can find our Webbcam here: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
Time-lapse also available on
"16.06.2016 15:18:14" youtube.com 2016 05 JWST mirror rotates time-lapse (stabilized) On May 4, 2016, the James Webb Space Telescope mirror (under construction at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) was turned to face the observation window ... A lovely photo time-lapse of #JWST's mirrors rotating by a NASA Goddard person who was there that day! https://youtu.be/CWL9ZBFLHPA
Credit: David Friedlander
"15.06.2016 17:52:47" youtube.com Planetary Post - HUGE Space Telescope This month, Robert Picardo and Bill Nye took a trip to the Goddard Space Flight Center to see the James Webb Space Telescope being built in the clean room. T... Remember when Bill Nye the Science Guy and actor Robert Picardo visited NASA Goddard to make a video with Dr. Amber Straughn about #JWST? They just posted the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYrA7RiRDFQ
(Also, there is a bonus scene at the very,
"14.06.2016 20:24:36" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Curious about OPSPARC #STEM engineering design challenge? You can watch the winning high school team's #JWST tech spinoff presentation here: https://youtu.be/P_-_Iu7ZMuI
You can learn more about OPSPARC and see the other winning tech spinoff projects
"13.06.2016 20:23:39" nasa.gov How Cold Can You Go? Cooler Tested for NASA Telescope A first-of-its-kind cooler for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in 2018, has completed testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. A first-of-its-kind cooler for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in 2018, has completed testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
About the size of a household fridge, this cooler has a far more important
"10.06.2016 19:15:23" Timeline Photos James Webb Jr. visited NASA Goddard to view the telescope named after his father, former NASA Administrator James Webb.
More photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/sets/72157666950439263
Why are we named after James Webb? James Webb was
"09.06.2016 15:41:53" Ball Aerospace #JWST mirror magic, #Pluto pics, telescopes galore—visit us at the free Astronomy Festival on the National Mall! It's this Friday, 6-11 p.m., just north of the Washington Monument. For a glimpse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8OOm9qBxRY If you're in the DC area, come visit the Astronomy Festival on the National Mall, Friday 6-11pm - you can learn more about #JWST! More info in the attached post.
"08.06.2016 12:06:00" Webb Telescope's Science Instruments Installed With surgical precision, two dozen engineers and technicians successfully installed the package of science instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope into the telescope structure. The package, known as the Integrated Science Instrument Module or ISIM,
"07.06.2016 21:33:02" Webb Telescope ISIM Instrument Installation Timelapse Time-lapse video of two dozen engineers and technicians successfully installing the package of science instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope into the telescope structure. These science instruments are known as the Integrated Science Instrument
"07.06.2016 17:40:36" vod02.nvcc.edu vod02.nvcc.edu #JWST project scientist/Nobel Laureate John Mather gave a talk on the History of the Universe to the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club recently. You can watch his talk online here: https://vod02.nvcc.edu/Watch/m9Z2GtYo
"04.06.2016 15:56:10" Timeline Photos A reminder that if you will be at #AwesomeCon in DC today, our team will be presenting a panel on James Webb Space Telescope: The Storytellers at 5:45pm, room 145A.
More info: http://www.awesome-con.com/science-fair/
"03.06.2016 15:46:27" Reflections on JWST - May 4, 2016 A video reflection on the special NASA Goddard #JWST mirror viewing, from a unique perspective.
Also available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-ldmlCkAoU
Credit: NASA/Nasreen Alkhateeb
"03.06.2016 02:45:19" John Barrowman Official The James Webb Space Telescope NASA Goddard Space Flight Center @nasagoddard and some of the scientists dedicating themselves to its birth and mission. BTW #GirlPower
@mlthaller @SolarDawnB @Aries
JB Thanks for visiting and talking #JWST with us, John Barrowman Official!
"01.06.2016 14:55:59" Timeline Photos Are you going to be at Awesome Con this weekend in DC? If so, come to our panel! Hear from the photographers, videographers, writers, web developers, and social media experts who tell the story of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. The #JWST panel is
"31.05.2016 21:04:20" nasa.tumblr.com The James Webb Space Telescope Like your backyard telescope, just MUCH more powerfulIn 2018, we're launching the world's biggest space telescope ever - the James Webb Space Telescope. Webb will look back in time, studying the very... Here's a post we did about #JWST and how it works on NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration's tumblr.
We thought it was our first ever, but we had actually done one
"31.05.2016 20:35:43" Timeline Photos In the latest Goddard View - an update on the OPSPARC #STEM student engineering design challenge plus a #JWST cover shot: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/goddard-view.html#.V03zYdfTTzY
"27.05.2016 14:04:36" nasa.gov Mike McClare - Telling Webb's Science Stories With Flair Mike McClare is Webb's creative storyteller who employs his engineering brain to map out his tales. If you have ever been curious about JWST videos, and the challenges of producing them in a cleanroom environment, here's a feature on our awesome lead video producer, Mike McClare:
"24.05.2016 19:42:28" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Many of you noted from our time-lapse videos of the #JWST mirror being rotated, that once it swiveled to face the back of the cleanroom, the workers quickly gathered below for a group photo. We've gotten requests for their group photo, so here it is!
"24.05.2016 18:10:39" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post The James Webb Space Telescope's science instruments were installed last week in a surgically precise operation. This means, we have a complete telescope! It still needs a sunshield and spacecraft before we can fly, of course... Read more:
"24.05.2016 14:45:10" nasa.gov Goddard Releases News Magazine for Young Explorers NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center released the first issue of its new online news magazine for young learners - NASA Next. The first issue of a new magazine for middle schoolers, all about NASA Goddard science is out! (We're featured.) Download the issue here: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/Goddard/2016/nasa-goddard-releases-news-magazine-for-young-explorers
"23.05.2016 15:26:18" Timeline Photos We made a montage of the entire series of selfies taken by Dr. John Mather (JWST project scientist and Nobel Laureate) while the James Webb Space Telescope rotated past the NASA Goddard crowd watching in the cleanroom observation window.
We've made the
"20.05.2016 15:31:17" Time-lapse: Webbcam View of James Webb Space Telescope Lift Happy Friday! Here's a Webbcam time-lapse of #JWST being lifted to the assembly stand pre-instrument installation: https://youtu.be/ObGgLKHwdsE
"19.05.2016 18:55:52" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Big day for #JWST - instrument installation is going on! Photo/video/time-lapse coverage to come!
"16.05.2016 20:31:38" Timeline Photos A unique perspective of #JWST from inside @NASAGoddard's cleanroom: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/26644887450/
Credit: NASA/Nasreen Alkhateeb
"13.05.2016 18:22:15" youtube.com James Webb Space Telescope James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) program manager Scott Willoughby presents an overview of the program to design and deploy the premier observatory of the ne... Scott Willoughby, Northrop Grumman program manager for #JWST, gives a project overview: https://youtu.be/9WmkMqkUYG8
"12.05.2016 18:43:26" Time-lapse: Webbcam View of James Webb Space Telescope Mirror ... This time-lapse video shows the Webbcam view of the exciting lifting and turning of the James Webb Space Telescope. It was being oriented for the installation of the science instruments. In the video you can see the excited crowd of NASA Goddard
"11.05.2016 18:15:47" jwst.nasa.gov Web Cam - JWST/NASA James Webb Space Telescope Keep an eye on our Webbcam, #JWST's instrument module will be installed soon, possibly as early as tomorrow morning: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"09.05.2016 17:24:13" Timeline Photos #Mercurytransit today! #JWST can study atmospheres of exoplanets transiting their stars: http://jwst.nasa.gov/origins.html
Image: Mercury transiting the Sun, credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
"06.05.2016 15:00:00" youtube.com James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Rollover Timelapse In this rare timelapse video see inside the world's largest clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland as the James Webb Space T... Here's a gorgeous time-lapse of the James Webb Space Telescope's golden mirror being raised to the vertical, and giving NASA Goddard an unprecedented look. This was captured from inside the cleanroom: https://youtu.be/PhGfgREoBj4
More info: In this rare
"05.05.2016 15:15:59" Timeline Photos We spy a crane on the Webbcam! Keep an eye for today's lift of #JWST to the assembly stand! http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"05.05.2016 01:55:28" flickr.com JWST Face Front at NASA Goddard Submit your photos of JWST rotating to the vertical at NASA Goddard, from May 4, 2016! Did you get photos of #JWST today at NASA Goddard? Add them to our Flickr group! https://www.flickr.com/groups/2984489@N21/
(We've seen so many great photos go by on Facebook and Twitter and we'd love to collect them so people can view them in one
"04.05.2016 22:02:59" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post We have so many photos and videos of the JWST activity today - we'll be posting stuff as we sort through it all! But we wanted to post this special moment - we had the chance for a group selfie as the telescope rotated, just for a few brief seconds, past
"04.05.2016 21:01:25" youtube.com Time-Lapse Tilting of Webb Telescope's Primary Mirror The 18-segment primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was raised into vertical alignment in the largest clean room at the agency's Goddard Space... Here's a time-lapse of today's #JWST excitement - rare view of our shiny, golden mirrors rotating to the vertical:
Thanks to NASA Goddard/Francis Reddy for the video.
Lots more coverage to come!
"04.05.2016 18:05:21" A rare chance to see the James Webb Space Telescope face-on, from our cleanroom observation window! Check out those gorgeous, gold-coated mirrors!
Image credit: Maggie Masetti James Webb Space Telescope Rotated A rare chance to see the James Webb Space Telescope face-on, from our cleanroom observation window! Check out those gorgeous, gold-coated mirrors!
Image credit: Maggie Masetti
"04.05.2016 17:49:34" Timeline Photos Currently on the move on the Webbcam! http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"04.05.2016 13:57:52" Timeline Photos Right now on the Webbcam, a low light test! There'll be more activity later this morning. http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"03.05.2016 17:19:27" Timeline Photos One more shot of #JWST's gold-coated mirrors being uncovered in prep for instrument installation.
Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"02.05.2016 18:37:12" Timeline Photos Engineers take a close look at #JWST's primary mirror at NASA Goddard in this new image shot by our photographer Chris Gunn.
The secondary mirror is the round mirror located at the end of the long booms, which are folded into their launch configuration.
"29.04.2016 19:48:34" youtube.com The Great Photon Escape In a flash known as the Big Bang, our universe was born. Yet for hundreds of thousands of years, light from the Big Bang was scattered and trapped in a dense... When did the first stars and galaxies form? Actress Alia Shawkat narrates this video about light in the early universe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSO8evHlafA
"28.04.2016 19:27:19" Time-lapse: First Cover Removal - James Webb Space Telescope This short time-lapse video shows the first cover being removed from the James Webb Space Telescope. The covers are lightly attached and meant to protect the telescope while it is face-up. It is going to be rotated so the flight instrument module can be
"28.04.2016 15:19:59" Timeline Photos Here's a view from overhead of the golden James Webb Space Telescope, with its secondary mirror booms stowed. This is the position the secondary mirror will be in during launch. Preparations are being done to rotate the telescope in order to install the
"27.04.2016 20:54:13" NASA Webb Telescope's cover photo
"27.04.2016 20:54:13" NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's cover photo
"27.04.2016 18:16:35" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Stunning new images of #JWST's gold-covered mirrors. Read more: http://go.nasa.gov/1NU2rLl #mirrorseason
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"27.04.2016 17:04:41" Timeline Photos JWST secondary mirror boom being stowed now on the Webbcam: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"26.04.2016 16:51:31" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Here's the view from the observation window NASA Goddard! And a view of the reflections on the ceiling of the cleanroom - all those JWSTs! We'll have professional pics for you coming up - but thought you'd all enjoy the view all the excited folks here
"26.04.2016 14:01:07" NASA Webb Telescope's cover photo There it is! The gold-coated, 6.5 meter James Webb Space Telescope primary mirror!
"26.04.2016 14:01:07" NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's cover photo There it is! The gold-coated, 6.5 meter James Webb Space Telescope primary mirror!
"26.04.2016 13:18:51" Timeline Photos Last #JWST mirror covers coming off right now! Watch: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"25.04.2016 19:00:10" NASA Webb Telescope's cover photo From inside the cleanroom NASA Goddard - here's the 7th #JWST primary mirror cover removed. Watch the 8th soon: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"25.04.2016 19:00:10" NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's cover photo From inside the cleanroom NASA Goddard - here's the 7th #JWST primary mirror cover removed. Watch the 8th soon: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"25.04.2016 18:59:35" Timeline Photos From inside the cleanroom NASA Goddard - here's the 7th #JWST primary mirror cover removed. Watch the 8th soon: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"25.04.2016 17:48:55" Timeline Photos Inside the cleanroom earlier today, #JWST mirrors being uncovered at NASA Goddard in prep for instrument installation.
Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"25.04.2016 15:27:22" Timeline Photos You'll want to keep an eye on the Webcam today! #JWST mirror covers are coming off!
"22.04.2016 15:14:27" Timeline Photos Testing #JWST's "thermal twin" at NASA Goddard: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/constructing-james-webb-space-telescope-s-twin-for-goddard-s-biggest-thermal-test
Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/Desiree Stover
"21.04.2016 20:07:54" nasa.gov Public Voting For OPTIMUS PRIME Challenge Begins The Strategic Partnerships Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, announces that the public voting portion of OPSPARC 2016 is open as of April 19, 2016. More than 800 students from across the U.S. participated in this year's #JWST is a part of the OPSPARC #STEM challenge for students. View and vote on their spinoff tech projects: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/goddard/2016/nasa-announces-public-voting-for-optimus-prime-spinoff-promotion-and-research
"14.04.2016 19:40:39" Timeline Photos The Spider Nebula in infrared from Spitzer and 2MASS. Infrared light helps us study star formation. Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/a-space-spider-watches-over-young-stars
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/2MASS
"12.04.2016 18:51:26" nasa.gov Public Invited to Visit NASA's Webb Telescope Exhibit NASA is bringing the Webb and Hubble telescopes to the 4th U.S.A. Science and Engineering Festival. In the DC area? Come out and visit us at the USA Science and Engineering festival at the Washington Convention Center, April 16 and 17, 2016.
"08.04.2016 19:52:52" Timeline Photos A multiwavelength look at colliding galaxies - including X-ray, optical, and infrared views: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2014/ngc2207/
Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/S.Mineo et al, Optical: NASA/STScI, Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech
"05.04.2016 20:46:10" Timeline Photos #Hubble uses infrared vision to look toward the center of our galaxy. What will the 100 times more power #JWST see?
Read more about the image: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2016/11/image/a/
Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble
"04.04.2016 18:26:36" Timeline Photos Curious how #JWST's sunshield works? We've just updated the sunshield coating page with both the basics and technical specs: http://jwst.nasa.gov/coating.html
Image: Flight Layer 2 membrane of the James Webb Space Telescope sunshield during shape
"31.03.2016 17:46:23" Timeline Photos Spitzer, giving a taste of what infrared observations of exoplanets can show us:
JWST could provide even greater detail.
"Observations from NASA's
"30.03.2016 15:42:32" NASA Webb Telescope's cover photo
"30.03.2016 15:42:32" NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's cover photo
"29.03.2016 17:56:44" Video Snapshot: JWST instruments undergo final cryo test befor... #JWST's flight instruments recently completed a months-long super-cold test. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/sui1FDbSYFs Read more: http://go.nasa.gov/1VRR5y0
"24.03.2016 19:03:07" Timeline Photos Great view right now on the Webbcam of the #JWST secondary mirror deployment: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"22.03.2016 18:09:48" NASA Webb Telescope's cover photo
"22.03.2016 18:09:48" NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's cover photo
"22.03.2016 15:20:34" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Happening now - #JWST is being lifted via crane onto a rotating stand. http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"21.03.2016 15:25:02" nasa.gov NASA Marks Major Milestones for the James Webb Space Telescope NASA's James Webb Space Telescope just got a little closer to launch with the completion of cryogenic testing on its science cameras and spectrographs and the installation of the final flight mirrors. Read about our recent #JWST mirror and instrument milestones: http://go.nasa.gov/1WCBm44
"17.03.2016 17:32:49" youtube.com Walk Out of the James Webb Space Telescope Secondary Mirror Support Structure This time-lapse shows the first time that the optically complete telescope (18 primary mirror segments , the secondary mirror, and the Aft Optics Subsystem w... We like to be able give you cell phone video and pics for "in the moment" coverage - but it's no substitute for what our awesome professional photographers and videographers do! Check out this beautiful time-lapse of #JWST's secondary mirror support
"15.03.2016 17:58:09" videos.spie.org John Mather: JWST will continue the exploration of the early universe Nobel-winning NASA physicist and chief scientist of the James Webb Space Telescope takes us on a tour of NASA Goddard, as telescope testing and assembly continues. Nobel Laureate John Mather on #JWST exploring the early universe, and on the teamwork behind his Prize. http://spie.org/newsroom/technical-articles/videos/mather-interview
"14.03.2016 19:16:01" Timeline Photos No #SXSW2016 badge? Visit #JWST at the free Gaming Expo March 17-19: http://go.nasa.gov/1Ui30Et
"13.03.2016 17:45:01" Timeline Photos Talk #JWST after hours at #SXSW (no badge required!), March 13, 7pm Crown & Anchor Tavern, in Austin TX.
"13.03.2016 14:00:01" Timeline Photos At #SXSW2016? #JWST is at the NASA Booth at the #SXSW interactive trade show, March 13-16. http://go.nasa.gov/1Ui30Et
"12.03.2016 22:58:00" Timeline Photos For those of you attending SXSW this year...
March 13 at 11 a.m. CST: SXSW Interactive Panel: “Extreme Science: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope,” Westin Austin Downtown, 301 E. 5th Street, Paramount 2-3. Panelists include: Amber Straughn,
"09.03.2016 19:09:24" nasa.gov Media, Public Invited to Visit NASA's JWST at 'South by Southwest' NASA is partnering with the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and the Northrop Grumman Corporation to highlight the James Webb Space Telescope at South by Southwest (SXSW) from March 13 to 19, 2016. You can learn all about #JWST at #SXSW2016! Here's where we will be: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/goddard/2016/media-public-invited-to-visit-nasas-james-webb-space-telescope-exhibit-at-south-by
"09.03.2016 18:53:33" youtube.com Walk Out of the James Webb Space Telescope Secondary Mirror Support Structure This time-lapse shows the first time that the optically complete telescope (18 primary mirror segments , the secondary mirror, and the Aft Optics Subsystem w... Here's a little timelapse of the "walk out" of the secondary mirror booms of #JWST yesterday from our viewing area: https://youtu.be/ONTW7AnQALg
"09.03.2016 16:26:08" Timeline Photos This photo shows the first time that the optically complete telescope (18 primary mirror segments, the secondary mirror, and the Aft Optics Subsystem which contains the tertiary mirror) was placed in a deployed configuration. A series of metrology test
"08.03.2016 21:25:50" Timeline Photos In the next few hours, they'll be deploying the secondary mirror boom on the #JWST Webbcam: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"07.03.2016 19:13:28" now.howstuffworks.com Gazing at Celestial History Through the James Webb Space Telescope When the James Webb Space Telescope is in orbit, it will let us peer farther back into the universe’s past than Hubble could have ever imagined. How does #JWST see through time? Howstuffworks interviewed our senior project scientist (and Nobel Laureate) Dr. John Mather to learn more: http://now.howstuffworks.com/2016/03/04/gazing-celestial-history-the-james-webb-space-telescope
"07.03.2016 16:12:40" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Another #MirrorSeason milestone - #JWST's secondary mirror successfully installed! Our secondary mirror is gold-coated, round, convex, and sits at the end of 3 long booms. It redirects the light from our primary mirror. Read more:
"04.03.2016 19:32:43" schedule.sxsw.com Extreme Science: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope | SXSW 2016 Event Schedule NASA has always pushed boundaries in big science and big technology. Right now, NASA (partnering with the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency) is building, assem... #SXSW2016 attendees, here is information on the #JWST "Extreme Science" panel, Sunday March 13 at 11am. http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP52001
"04.03.2016 19:28:25" jwst.nasa.gov The James Webb Space Telescope James Webb Space Telescope Curious what's next for #JWST? We now have a handy page of milestones bewteen 2016 and 2018: http://jwst.nasa.gov/whatsNext.html
"03.03.2016 20:42:18" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post #JWST will observe Near Earth Objects and Asteroids with unprecedented sensitivity - including targets that spacecraft can't easily visit.
[Download pdf] http://www.stsci.edu/jwst/doc-archive/flyers/JWST-Asteroids.pdf
"03.03.2016 16:34:29" youtube.com Behind the Webb, Show 7: Got Your Back Date- 8th Oct 10 Source- http://webbtelescope.org/webb_telescope/behind_the_webb/ 'Webb has a primary mirror six times larger than the one found on the Hubbl... Each #JWST mirror will be aligned to 1/10,000th the thickness of a human hair. How? Actuators! #MirrorSeason Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gvPl3qWZIM
"26.02.2016 21:28:49" Timeline Photos Next for #JWST #MirrorSeason, secondary mirror installation! Keep your eyes on the webcam in the next week: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"26.02.2016 16:28:21" now.howstuffworks.com The Challenge of Building a Massive Space Telescope A project like the JWST takes more than a village to come to fruition. It takes many space agencies and corporate partners … and one man to manage the massive feat. Howstuffworks talks to #JWST project manager Bill Ochs about the challenges of building a massive space telescope: http://now.howstuffworks.com/2016/02/19/the-challenge-building-a-massive-space-telescope
"24.02.2016 20:53:48" Timeline Photos Now that #JWST's primary mirror is done, what's next? Here's a list of our next milestones: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasas-james-webb-space-telescope-coming-together-over-next-two-years
Image: Full scale JWST model, credit: NASA/Chris
"22.02.2016 20:14:28" apod.nasa.gov APOD: 2016 February 19 - NGC 2403 in Camelopardalis A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation. Here's another gorgeous image of star forming regions in a galaxy. More info at the APOD link:
There are still lots of open questions about how galaxies form and evolve (and about the star-forming regions within
"22.02.2016 19:33:48" Timeline Photos #JWST is a scientific successor to #Hubble (not a replacement). Their data will each give us different pieces of the puzzle of the Universe.
We benefit greatly from being able to combine data from different telescopes to give us a fuller picture.
"21.02.2016 01:19:48" Timeline Photos Discovery premieres "Telescope," a documentary about #JWST at 9 ET tonight!
"20.02.2016 22:40:28" youtube.com "Telescope" Sneak Peek NASA's James Webb Telescope is the next step in humankind's ongoing mission to see farther into the universe and answer fundamental questions that have ignit... Tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT: Discovery's film TELESCOPE introduces the technology and people who are designing and building #JWST. https://youtu.be/qOKRuFib93g
"20.02.2016 19:04:19" Discovery I'm Amber Straughn, astrophysicist and deputy project scientist for JWST live from NASA Goddard. Ask me anything! Our own Dr. Amber Straughn is taking questions right now on Discovery's live Q&A: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery/videos/vb.6002238585/10154040995753586/?type=2&theater
"18.02.2016 17:00:29" jwst.nasa.gov Web Cam - JWST/NASA James Webb Space Telescope Keep an eye on the Webbcam in the next hour; #JWST's instruments will be back in the cleanroom, post-cryovac test! http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"18.02.2016 15:46:52" youtube.com "Telescope" Sneak Peek NASA's James Webb Telescope is the next step in humankind's ongoing mission to see farther into the universe and answer fundamental questions that have ignit... James Webb Space Telescope project members talk about building #JWST to explore the infrared universe, as it has never been seen before, in Discovery's "Telescope" documentary. It airs Saturday, Feb 20: https://youtu.be/qOKRuFib93g
"16.02.2016 21:33:08" now.howstuffworks.com Discovering the Chemistry of Space Through Telescopes Gazing into deep space with a telescope offers mind-blowing imagery, but perhaps even more awe-inspiring is how scientists use telescopes to learn the chemistry of space. HowStuffWorks talks to Dr. Stefanie Milam about using #JWST to study the chemistry of space: http://now.howstuffworks.com/2016/02/12/discovering-the-chemistry-space-telescopes
"12.02.2016 20:47:23" Timeline Photos Our latest newsletter is out! Learn more about our latest milestones, what is next, and about science planning. You can download it (PDF) here:
You can find our newsletter archive, as well as
"12.02.2016 15:43:26" Time-lapse of the James Webb Space Telescope primary mirror as... A brand-new time-lapse of #JWST's mirror being assembled!
Also available to watch and download on YouTube: https://youtu.be/1d1sHLkmNQI
Read more about the video: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/new-nasa-time-lapse-shows-nasas-webb-tele
"10.02.2016 18:09:19" youtube.com Video Snapshot: James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Installation Complete Engineers have been working tirelessly to install all 18 of the final primary mirror segments, on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ... Here's a video snapshot showcasing the hard work that went into assembling #JWST's mirrors: https://youtu.be/EcB13kWDGVM #MirrorSeason
Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
"09.02.2016 19:33:19" NASA Webb Telescope's cover photo
"09.02.2016 19:33:19" NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's cover photo A closer look at the last primary mirror segment installed on #JWST in the big cleanroom NASA Goddard, the gold mirrors safe (while face up) under protective black covers.
Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"09.02.2016 16:48:37" Timeline Photos A closer look at the last primary mirror segment installed on #JWST in the big cleanroom NASA Goddard, the gold mirrors safe (while face up) under protective black covers.
Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"08.02.2016 19:10:44" nasa.gov NASA Highlights Webb, Scientific Virtues, Humor, & LGBT Participation NASA researchers will talk about NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and the best practices for diversity and inclusion in academia at the annual AAAS meeting. Headed to the AAAS - The American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting? Here is a rundown of the topics NASA speakers will be highlighting, including #JWST, as well as the best practices for diversity and inclusion in academia:
"08.02.2016 18:31:29" Timeline Photos What will #JWST help us to learn about our own solar system? “We’re taking an instrument designed to detect the faint light from the first stars of the universe and instead using it to look at the brightest objects in the sky – and objects that move
"06.02.2016 18:28:59" Timeline Photos Join a #NASA Spinoff #STEM challenge - opens to students grade 3 and up. High school students have the opportunity to design a #JWST tech spinoff in a 3D virtual world! Register: http://itpo.gsfc.nasa.gov/opsparc/
"06.02.2016 17:54:10" now.howstuffworks.com Peering Into the Heart of the James Webb Space Telescope With its huge mirror now assembled, the James Webb Space Telescope is getting closer to being ready. Get to know the telescope that will enable some serious star gazing. Howstuffworks visit us a few months ago and have been putting together a series of videos on JWST. Here's their latest, featuring our science instrument module, and how we are testing it at NASA Goddard: http://now.howstuffworks.com/2016/02/05/peerin
"05.02.2016 18:57:35" youtube.com James Webb Space Telescope Update: All mirrors on board The James Webb Space Telescope (sometimes called JWST or Webb) will be a large infrared telescope with a 6.5-meter primary mirror. The telescope will be laun... What kind of telescope is #JWST? How are its mirrors curved? Answer at 36:56 in yesterday's #HubbleHangout: https://youtu.be/gZwTCd3jVFE?t=36m56s
"04.02.2016 21:51:35" youtube.com James Webb Space Telescope Update: All mirrors on board The James Webb Space Telescope (sometimes called JWST or Webb) will be a large infrared telescope with a 6.5-meter primary mirror. The telescope will be laun... So, why do #JWST's golden mirrors have black covers on them anyway? The answer on today's #HubbleHangout (at 13:16): https://youtu.be/gZwTCd3jVFE?t=13m16s
"04.02.2016 21:31:47" youtube.com James Webb Space Telescope Update: All mirrors on board The James Webb Space Telescope (sometimes called JWST or Webb) will be a large infrared telescope with a 6.5-meter primary mirror. The telescope will be laun... Watch today's #HubbleHangout about #JWST's big #MirrorSeason assembly milestone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZwTCd3jVFE
"04.02.2016 16:42:04" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post The moment we've been waiting for is here! The James Webb Space Telescope primary mirror is officially assembled! Read all the details here: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasas-james-webb-space-telescope-primary-mirror-fully-assembled/
"02.02.2016 16:35:59" Timeline Photos The subject of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is known as NGC 3597. It is the product of a collision between two good-sized galaxies, and is slowly evolving to become a giant elliptical galaxy. This type of galaxy has grown more and more
"29.01.2016 22:04:39" scientificamerican.com NASA Completing Primary Mirror for Space Telescope NASA reached a major landmark in the construction of the powerful 6.5 meter James Webb Space Telescope. The primary mirror, constructed of 18 smaller hexagonal mirrors, is nearly complete. Scientific American's "60 Second Science" all about #JWST: http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/nasa-completing-primary-mirror-for-space-telescope/
"29.01.2016 20:34:45" Timeline Photos We are so close! Here's our next to last #MirrorSeason scoreboard update. 17 primary mirrors down, 1 to go - and our 18th is mid-installation right now. What comes next will be the Aft Optics Subsystem, which goes at the center of the primary mirro
"28.01.2016 16:31:09" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Today, we pause to remember the men and women who lost their lives in the quest for space exploration, including the crews of Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia: http://go.nasa.gov/1QExdMW Today we join with the rest of NASA in pausing to remember the men and women of Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia, and the others who have lost their lives in the quest for space exploration.
"27.01.2016 20:16:44" Timeline Photos In approximately 3 hours, there will be a launch of an Ariane 5 from French Guiana! It'll be broadcast live on Arianespace's website: http://www.arianespace.tv/
This NOT JWST's launch, but we will be launching in 2018 on the same kind of rocket from
"27.01.2016 18:17:37" Timeline Photos Here is our latest feature on the robotic arm (also called the Primary Mirror Alignment and Integration Fixture or PAIF) that is being used to assemble #JWST's mirror. #MirrorSeason
"26.01.2016 16:42:52" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post A #MirrorSeason scoreboard update - #JWST primary mirror segment #16 is installed and #17 is well underway! Not too many more segments to go! As always, you can check out the action on our webcam: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
Our whole team, f
"25.01.2016 18:10:38" npr.org Massive Space Telescope Is Finally Coming Together In a NASA facility just outside Washington, D.C., workers are building the James Webb Space Telescope, an $8 billion successor to the Hubble. It'll be the largest ever, and it's set to launch in 2018. "Every time we build bigger or better pieces of equipment, we find something astonishing" - John Mather #JWST
"23.01.2016 20:47:20" NASA Goddard NASA Goddard engineers, scientists, and staff hunkered down for #Blizzard2016 with mattresses and cans of chili so they could continue testing an instrument that will be launched into space - detecting light from distant stars, galaxies, and planets. Via NASA Goddard - here's their "Snow Doesn't Stop the Science" album. We greatly appreciate our team members who are spending this blizzard working on #JWST!
"22.01.2016 16:45:21" Timeline Photos #JWST can observe most of the planets in our Solar System (new paper: http://tinyurl.com/zlfeq2l) perhaps even #planet9!
More on Planet Nine/Planet X: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/planetx
More on JWST Solar System Observations: http://jwst.n
"22.01.2016 15:26:09" Timeline Photos We're about to be hit with a blizzard over here on the East Coast... so how about this celestial snow angel? Making snow angels is what many of us will be doing this weekend!
This beautiful image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows bot
"22.01.2016 15:06:50" nasa.gov NASA Invites Media to James Webb Mirror Media Event NASA will host a news media event at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST on Monday, January 25, in buildings 28 and 29 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for an in-depth discussion of the James Webb Space Telescope. Media, due to the snow storm this weekend the #JWST media day is rescheduled from Jan 25th to Jan 29th! RSVPs notified, stay safe everyone!
Attached is the original feature on the Media Day - this is the event that is rescheduled to Jan 29th. Our
"21.01.2016 20:39:41" Due to severe winter weather, our Jan 25th #NASASocial on #JWST at NASA Goddard had to be rescheduled and is now Feb 9th. Attendees were notified, but those of you affected, please feel free to contact us with issues, and we will work them out!
"21.01.2016 19:20:37" Timeline Photos We are proud to again be a part of a NASA #STEM tech spinoff challenge for students grades 3-12. We have been a part of this challenge since 2010. This year's challenge has a new name (OPSPARC) but you'll find the same great educational content. As
"21.01.2016 18:27:07" Timeline Photos Resembling an opulent diamond tapestry, this image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows a glittering star cluster that contains a collection of some of the brightest stars seen in our Milky Way galaxy. Called Trumpler 14, it is located 8,000 ligh
"20.01.2016 20:55:14" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post The James Webb Space Telescope's 15th mirror primary mirror segment is officially installed! Here's an update to our #MirrorSeason scoreboard.
You can see #16 resting in its place on the telescope structure - they are mid-installation. http://jw
"19.01.2016 15:34:23" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post While we're awaiting #MirrorSeason confirmations, view our #JWST mirror assembly progress on the webcam! http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"19.01.2016 15:33:59" NASA Webb Telescope's cover photo
"19.01.2016 15:33:59" NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's cover photo
"15.01.2016 00:55:00" Timeline Photos Media, sign up to come out and be a part of #JWST #MirrorSeason at NASA Goddard! http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/goddard/2016/nasa-invites-media-to-james-webb-mirror-media-event
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"14.01.2016 19:42:15" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Good news, everyone! Mirror #14 is now officially confirmed installed! You can also see right now on the webcam that they are moving Mirror #15 around. http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html #MirrorSeason
"11.01.2016 18:53:28" Timeline Photos Astronomers have made the most detailed study yet of an extremely massive young galaxy cluster using three of NASA's Great Observatories. This multiwavelength image shows this galaxy cluster, called IDCS J1426.5+3508 (IDCS 1426 for short), in X-rays
"09.01.2016 16:15:00" Timeline Photos Want a chance to come see #JWST's mirrors @NASAGoddard? Apply for our Jan. 25th #NASASocial: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/witness-history-see-the-massive-mirrors-on-nasa-s-new-space-telescope-being-built-in
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"08.01.2016 19:58:35" Timeline Photos And we have confirmation on #JWST mirror #13! For those keeping track, our scoreboard tally is13 mirrors complete, and 5 to go! Installation #14 is well underway!
(Let's try for a date that is in 2016! Corrected!)
"08.01.2016 16:45:28" Timeline Photos A lot going on in the cleanroom today! In the lower left, they are unboxing #JWST's Aft Optics Assembly (AOS); near bottom center, our shiny gold secondary mirror covered in protective plastic. Our whole telescope (minus the instruments, which are
"08.01.2016 15:56:14" Timeline Photos While we are waiting on confirmation for #JWST mirror #13, note that #14 is being put on the robotic arm now! http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html #MirrorSeason
"07.01.2016 21:44:27" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Here's another question we thought we'd post an answer to. You might have noticed a black plate standing vertically on the left side of the cleanroom on our Webbcam - what is it?
The vertically oriented plate is actually the radiator that goes abov
"07.01.2016 21:20:23" Timeline Photos We had a couple of questions about the white pod-like things mounted on tripods around the top of our assembly stand. They are theodolites and they have lasers in them that we use to make accurate measurements. How are they being used for JWST mirror
"07.01.2016 19:25:10" NASA Webb Telescope's cover photo
"07.01.2016 19:25:10" NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's cover photo
"07.01.2016 19:24:27" NASA Webb Telescope
"07.01.2016 19:24:27" NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
"07.01.2016 18:32:08" Timeline Photos Read more about the dozen mirrors now officially installed on #JWST! #MirrorSeason
Full story: http://go.nasa.gov/1PMfbpO
Since December 2015, the team of scientists and engineers have been working tirelessly to install all the primary mirror segm
"07.01.2016 16:23:19" Timeline Photos Eta Carinae is an interesting and somewhat rare phenomenon - it's a massive stellar system that had a massive eruption in the mid-19th century.
"The most massive stars are always rare, but they have tremendous impact on the chemical and physical e
"07.01.2016 02:11:41" Timeline Photos Apply for a #NASASocial Jan 25 to see #JWST's massive mirrors being assembled at NASA Goddard: http://go.nasa.gov/1OBgCIv
Image: Twelve completed primary mirror segments.
Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"06.01.2016 16:21:08" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post #JWST mirror segment #13 being moved into place on the Webbcam: http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"06.01.2016 16:07:30" Timeline Photos The instruments that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope not only have to be tough enough to survive in the cold of space, but they also have to work properly in the electromagnetic environment on the spacecraft, so they're tested for b
"04.01.2016 19:24:52" Timeline Photos One of our awesome photographers sent us a bunch of pics from inside the cleanroom - I'll be posting them over the next few days. Here's a look at the 11th James Webb Space Telescope primary mirror segment installation.
Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"04.01.2016 01:25:14" Timeline Photos The 12th James Webb Space Telescope mirror is installed - and with that, the center section is done! Next up will be the wings! (We'll do an updated version of our graphic once the first wing is underway.) #MirrorSeason
"01.01.2016 23:59:54" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post A very happy New Year to you all! We're also celebrating the completion of the 11th primary mirror installation! As you can see on the webcam, they are well underway with #12. #MirrorSeason
"31.12.2015 19:48:38" Timeline Photos #tbt to when #JWST mirrors were shipped from @BallAerospace to @NASAGoddard #MirrorSeason https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/7986258321/in/album-72157631620904885/
Credit: Ball Aerospace
"31.12.2015 14:35:00" youtube.com James Webb Space Telescope: Mirror Blanks The James Webb Space Telescope's mirror blanks being made at Brush Wellman and shaped at Axsys. Credit: AXSYS/Ball Aerospace Download Video: http://jwst.nasa... Video of #JWST mirror blanks being made at Brush Wellman and shaped at Axsys #MirrorSeason http://bit.ly/1QXBLgO #tbt #throwbackthursday
"31.12.2015 13:39:56" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post We have confirmation of the completion of the installation of Mirror #10 - and #11 is happening right now! Check it out on the Webbcam: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"30.12.2015 23:06:02" NASA Goddard Two becoming one...
This image, taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on board the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the galaxy NGC 6052, located around 230 million light-years away in the constellation of Hercules.
It would be reasonab Two galaxies merging into one! JWST data will contribute to our understanding of how galaxies form and evolve.
"30.12.2015 21:24:41" Timeline Photos We're waiting for confirmation on mirror #10, but #11 is already on the robotic arm, waiting to go! Watch: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"30.12.2015 18:34:01" Timeline Photos The #JWST mirrors have had a long journey across the US: http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/mirrormap.html #MirrorSeason
"30.12.2015 15:20:45" Timeline Photos The #JWST mirror will be the largest ever launched into space. Read more: http://jwst.nasa.gov/mirrors.html #MirrorSeason
"30.12.2015 01:02:53" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post In case you missed it - we have hit the halfway point for completion of the primary mirror for the James Webb Space Telescope! Check out these views of 9 of our 18 mirror segments - they have black covers on to keep the mirror surfaces safe! #MirrorS
"29.12.2015 14:33:00" Timeline Photos So much work went into each and every #JWST mirror segment! Read more here: http://jwst.nasa.gov/mirrors.html #MirrorSeason
"28.12.2015 17:39:03" Hubble Space Telescope Hubble's successor, the Webb Space Telescope, will see some of the first sources of light that ended the mysterious time period of the universe known as the "Dark Ages." Find out more in our 25th anniversary article, "How Will We See the First Light
"28.12.2015 17:33:01" Timeline Photos In addition to 18 primary mirror segments, #JWST also has a secondary mirror #MirrorSeason https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/8169594876/in/album-72157631620904885/
Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"28.12.2015 16:55:29" nasa.gov James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Halfway Complete The ninth component of the James Webb Space Telescope's 18-segment primary mirror has been installed. It's official: #JWST's mirror is halfway complete! Up to Mirror #9 #MirrorSeason Read more: http://go.nasa.gov/1OuV95V
"22.12.2015 19:44:21" Timeline Photos In case you missed it, here is yesterday's Reddit AMA with Lee Feinberg - you can check out his answers to all the questions he was asked about our mirrors: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/3xp92g/askscience_ama_series_im_lee_feinberg_op
"22.12.2015 16:36:42" Timeline Photos Brand new #JWST #MirrorSeason view from above! The 7th mirror being installed NASA Goddard: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/23596631870/in/album-72157662589823836/
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"21.12.2015 21:48:35" Timeline Photos #JWST #MirrorSeason updates are fast and furious today! We have confirmation that mirror #8 is complete!
"21.12.2015 15:41:53" Timeline Photos Speaking about our mirror assembly, the 8th #JWST mirror is being put into place! Watch here: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"21.12.2015 15:18:36" Timeline Photos Our reddit AMA is today! If you've got questions about our mirror or the assembly of the mirrors, we've got THE person to answer them! Lee Feinberg is the manager of the Optical Telescope Element of JWST, and he's taking an hour out of his busy sched
"20.12.2015 14:34:45" Timeline Photos Just got word that #JWST Mirror #7 is complete! Here's the updated #MirrorSeason scoreboard!
"19.12.2015 16:20:25" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Check out this festive LEGO version of our cleanroom at NASA Goddard (and JWST) that someone tweeted at us! They got the mirror cans, crate with the AOS, and the black radiator in there as well! https://twitter.com/nhachondoc/status/6778198842317701
"18.12.2015 18:38:51" esa.int ESA confirms James Webb telescope Ariane launch The next great space observatory took a step closer this week when ESA signed the contract with Arianespace that will see the James Webb Space Telescope launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou in October 2018. The latest from ESA regarding our launch vehicle. Did you know that #JWST is an international project? Both the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency are NASA's partners!
"18.12.2015 16:32:02" Timeline Photos Join us on Monday on reddit to chat with our Optical Telescope Element Manager, Lee Feinberg. If you've got questions about our mirrors and the mirror assembly process, he will be answering them! We'll be sure to post the link to the Q&A thread on M
"17.12.2015 22:47:34" Timeline Photos Our sixth mirror is confirmed installed! Onward to #7, which is currently on the robotic arm! #MirrorSeason #JWST
Our "Webbcam": http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"17.12.2015 19:01:36" Timeline Photos On the Webbcam in the next hour, #JWST mirror #7 going on the robotic arm. http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
(We'll do a #MirrorSeason scoreboard update as soon as we have confirmation of the completed installation of mirror #6!)
"16.12.2015 20:36:02" Timeline Photos Got questions about our mirrors or mirror assembly process? Join our reddit AMA with Lee Feinberg, The James Webb Space Telescope's Optical Telescope Element Manager, Dec. 21, 2pm ET. #MirrorSeason
"16.12.2015 16:29:44" Timeline Photos "Astronomers have discovered about 2000 planets around other stars, but they have few hard facts about what they are like, such as the contents of their atmospheres. Have they clear skies like Star Wars’ Tatooine or are they overcast like the planet
"14.12.2015 15:03:09" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post What's inside this present from NASA's Johnson Space Center? #JWST's Aft Optics Subsystem!
What is the AOS? The AOS is at the center of #JWST's primary mirror; light is sent there by the secondary mirror. In the AOS is #JWST's tertiary mirror. From
"11.12.2015 19:15:46" Timeline Photos On the Webbcam: at back left are 2 uncovered mirror segments; #6 is at right up on the assembly stand. http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"11.12.2015 15:53:55" Timeline Photos We have confirmation that the fifth #JWST mirror installation is complete! On to number six next week! #MirrorSeason A big thanks to our Harris crew (and everyone involved with mirror installation) for the amazing job they are doing!
"09.12.2015 15:01:37" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Time for a #MirrorSeason scoreboard update! The fourth #JWST mirror installation is officially complete! The 5th is already underway! If you check out the Webbcam, you'll see it is on the robotic arm, and being placed in the appropriate spot now. h
"08.12.2015 21:13:56" Timeline Photos They are mounting a JWST mirror segment onto the robotic arm! Watch: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"08.12.2015 18:23:49" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Follow along as the next #JWST flight mirror segment is being lifted onto the assembly stand. Now on our Webbcam! http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"06.12.2015 00:53:34" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post #MirrorSeason scoreboard update! #JWST's third mirror has been installed, the fourth is on the robotic arm - as you can see from the webcam view, it's currently positioned over the backplane. The diagram will show you where it's heading. Keep an eye
"04.12.2015 21:49:39" youtube.com NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Receives First Mirror Installation NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory’s construct... A new video about our first #JWST flight mirror installation. Watch: https://youtu.be/kkR7O2S0gWY Read more: http://go.nasa.gov/1Q5KWwA
"04.12.2015 20:06:12" Timeline Photos Astronomers harnessing the combined power of NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have found the faintest object ever seen in the early universe. It existed about 400 million years after the big bang, 13.8 billion years ago.
This finding sugge
"03.12.2015 16:11:56" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post The current view from our cleanroom window! The #JWST Webbcam view (you might have the better angle from it, then here in person!): http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html #MirrorSeason
You can see from the photo that they are working on finishing the inst
"02.12.2015 19:19:16" Timeline Photos #JWST may help us to understand the ancient monster galaxies lurking in the early universe: http://www.space.com/31163-monster-galaxies-perplex-scientists.html
Image: ESO telescope data pinpoints 574 massive galaxies that formed early on in the univ
"02.12.2015 16:33:12" Timeline Photos Let's check in on our #MirrorSeason scoreboard and see where we are - two #JWST primary mirror segments are installed, and we have one on the robotic arm! Watch our Webbcam to see the ongoing mirror assembly process in our cleanroom at NASA Goddard:
"02.12.2015 16:07:58" Timeline Photos Exciting things on the Webbcam right now - activity with mirror #3! Watch: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html
"30.11.2015 20:37:24" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Oh, how cryogenic testing has changed! 1964 and Orbiting Astronomical Observatories testing versus 2015 and #JWST. Read more on first image here: http://go.nasa.gov/1HAM9JK
and second image here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/11329
"30.11.2015 19:04:39" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration The NASA Webb Telescope will see billions of years back in time. Learn more about its impressive features and the critical installation that happened this week: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/134215058829/james-webb-space-telescope A new NASA tumblr post on #JWST: http://nasa.tumblr.com/post/134215058829/james-webb-space-telescope
"30.11.2015 16:45:33" Timeline Photos Successful completion of the second super-cold optics test on #JWST's pathfinder telescope! Read the full story: http://go.nasa.gov/1NiEKuw
Image credits: NASA/ Chris Gunn
"25.11.2015 15:29:40" Timeline Photos And it's official! Our first mirror was successfully installed! You can read all about it here: http://go.nasa.gov/1IaESjV
"In the clean room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland this week, the engineering team used a robot a
"23.11.2015 14:15:06" Timeline Photos Here's a close-up shot of our first mirror segment on the robotic arm prior to this weekend.
A primary mirror segment (black hexagonal shape) from the James Webb Space Telescope was mounted on a grey/silver robotic arm at NASA Goddard Space Flight
"21.11.2015 20:13:30" Ready for Mirror Assembly It's hard to adequately express our excitement at beginning the assembly of the James Webb Space Telescope's mirror. But I think this video will give you an idea. There is big stuff happening in the cleanroom this afternoon, as we start this proces
"20.11.2015 19:08:49" Timeline Photos On the webcam this weekend! We start of the process of mounting #JWST's first flight mirror! Watch here: http://jwst.nasa.gov
"18.11.2015 21:41:58" Timeline Photos A #JWST mirror being mounted on the robot arm that will put it on the telescope. Stay tuned and keep checking out our webcam! http://jwst.nasa.gov
Image credit: Maggie Masetti
"18.11.2015 19:46:37" Timeline Photos James Webb Space Telescope Structure Poised for Mirror Assembly
Inside the massive clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope's telescope structure was lifted and lowered by crane onto the
"17.11.2015 19:47:18" Hubble Space Telescope HubbleSite's sister site, Amazing Space, is launching a new look. Amazing Space takes users on a journey of astronomical discovery, now with improved navigation that makes finding resources easier than ever. The updated site explores the science of t From our friends at Hubble Space Telescope and relevant to your interests in #JWST!
"HubbleSite's sister site, Amazing Space, is launching a new look. Amazing Space takes users on a journey of astronomical discovery, now with improved navigation tha
"17.11.2015 18:55:19" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Here you can see two of the #JWST secondary mirror booms deployed in prep for the first flight mirror to be mounted on the telescope structure! And there is the mirror, right in front of the window, ready and waiting! So exciting!
Image credit: Ma
"17.11.2015 18:20:50" Timeline Photos After two deployments, similar to what will happen post-launch, #JWST's wings are spread open, and ready for mirror assembly at NASA Goddard: http://go.nasa.gov/1MzSC4i
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"17.11.2015 16:35:14" Timeline Photos Keep an eye on our Webbcam and you should see the secondary mirror boom being deployed within the next hour! http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html#cam2Large
"16.11.2015 16:12:21" Timeline Photos Did you know we periodically put out a technical newsletter about #JWST? Subscribe here and also read backissues: http://jwst.nasa.gov/newsletters.html
"13.11.2015 20:05:01" Timeline Photos Data from #JWST will complement #NewHorizons observations of #Pluto. Plus we'll learn more about Pluto's night side!
"13.11.2015 16:03:00" Timeline Photos #JWST will help us "win the heart" of #Pluto! We'll use spectroscopy to learn more about its surface features.
"12.11.2015 20:36:28" NASAblueshift Your daily dose of cute! 7-year-old Oren blogged his NASA Webb Telescope Halloween costume for us! http://go.nasa.gov/1GZbk8w
Image credit: Nina Cohen 7-year-old Oren blogged his James Webb Space Telescope Halloween costume for NASAblueshift ! http://go.nasa.gov/1GZbk8w
"12.11.2015 17:24:11" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post A few photos from our cleanroom window of #JWST being lifted to our assembly stand. Mirror assembly starts soon!
"12.11.2015 16:42:09" Timeline Photos Watch now! Our flight telescope structure is moving to the assembly stand in prep for the 1st mirror to be mounted on it! http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcamMax.html#cam1Large
"11.11.2015 21:27:53" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Check out #JWST's flight telescope structure! Great webcam view, with wings open! http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcamMax.html#cam1Large
"11.11.2015 14:00:01" Looking up at the James Webb Space Telescope inside the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland engineers and technicians are seen in the last stages of their lift of the telescope structure from its high capacity roll
"10.11.2015 22:20:00" marylandstemfestival.org Explore the Universe with Space Telescopes The event will offer information on the science and engineering of the Hubble Space Telescope and the future James Webb Space Telescope, hands-on activities that focus on light and color, a talk by a scientist, a pop-up planetarium, and the chance to In the Baltimore area? Join us for "Exploring the Universe with Space Telescopes," an evening of free activities from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21218. You'll find information on
"10.11.2015 21:40:22" Timeline Photos Engineers and technicians moved the James Webb Space Telescope structure inside the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The #JWST team has been making steps towards installing the flight mirrors onto the structure
"10.11.2015 18:32:23" Timeline Photos Watch an Ariane 5 launch live, just under three hours from now: http://www.arianespace.tv/
This is the launch vehicle we will be using for #JWST in 2018!
"07.11.2015 16:33:23" hubble25th.org Hubble 25 Anniversary - Science The Hubble Space Telescope provides a detailed look at the planets, moons, rings, asteroids and comets in our celestial backyard. These investigations have helped answer age-old questions about how the solar system began, how planets formed and how E "Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, will be used to investigate our own solar system, tracking the weather on other planets, looking for unidentified sources of water on Mars, and examining the effects of comet and asteroid strikes o
"06.11.2015 19:14:49" Timeline Photos Engineers at NASA Goddard performed mirror metrology or ultra-high accuracy measurements - to a precision smaller than the width of a human hair - to ensure the James Webb Space Telescope mirrors fit perfectly onto the Telescope Structure.
"05.11.2015 18:45:17" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post #ThrowbackThursday to flight mirrors arriving at NASA Goddard- both our secondary mirror and a primary segment. These photos were taken almost exactly 3 years ago (tomorrow will be 3 years exactly)! Soon our mirror will be assembled here in our clean
"04.11.2015 19:35:22" Timeline Photos New study showing how the #JWST will help us unlock some of the mysteries surrounding comets! http://arxiv.org/abs/1510.05878
Discovery News also has a piece on #JWST as a comet observer: http://news.discovery.com/space/nasas-next-generation-telesc
"03.11.2015 22:20:25" sci-news.com Astronomers Simulate Exotic Clouds on Mini-Neptune GJ 1214b | Astronomy | Sci-News.com A team of scientists from the University of Washington and the University of Toronto is the first to simulate 3D clouds in the atmosphere of an exoplanet. This team is modeling 3D exoplanet clouds to predict their effect on a planet's climate and also the types of info we may get from #JWST and other future telescopes: http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/science-gj1214b-exotic-clouds-mini-neptune-exoplan
"02.11.2015 18:07:53" spectrum.ieee.org How Space Telescopes Will Find Earth 2.0 The galaxy is full of exoplanets. Now we’ll find out what they’re made of The galaxy is full of exoplanets. Now we’ll find out what they’re made of: How Space Telescopes Will Find Earth 2.0.
Written by two of our scientists:
"29.10.2015 18:04:21" JWST Spreads a Wing #JWST will be "spreading" its wings (the side pieces that hold mirrors) for testing over the next few days. This time-lapse video shows a test of one of them deploying. Watch on our "Webbcam": http://jwst.nasa.gov/
"29.10.2015 17:34:44" youtube.com Working Stiff: Behind the Webb (Episode 29) The James Webb Space Telescope needs to be kept as cold as possible in order to detect infrared light from faint and very distant objects. A key component of... The latest #JWST Behind the Webb video podcast is now live! Learn about the shape and structure of our sunshield! https://youtu.be/hGDazUwaXEc
"29.10.2015 14:34:31" Timeline Photos In case you missed it, our flight instruments have just begun their final cryogenic test! Read more: http://go.nasa.gov/1PUtn1d #JWST #ICYMI
Image: Contamination Control Engineer Alan Abeel conducts final inspections and places contamination foils b
"28.10.2015 19:13:29" Timeline Photos On the NASA Goddard #JWST Webbcam, you can see preparation for our first mirror installation. In the back left corner, you can see the hexagonal mirror, out of its case, with a black protective cover on it. Watch: http://jwst.nasa.gov/
"28.10.2015 17:38:04" Timeline Photos Did you know #JWST will be able to observe the rings and small moons of the planets in our solar system?
"28.10.2015 16:05:35" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post An engineering team lifted and lowered the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope into the giant thermal vacuum chamber at NASA Goddard. This move marks the start of the third and final cryogenic test at Goddard to prepare the instrument module, or
"26.10.2015 15:43:38" NASAblueshift Learn more about a really cool (literally!) NASA's Johnson Space Center facility that will test NASA Webb Telescope: http://go.nasa.gov/1WdKBfb
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn NASAblueshift features the giant Chamber A at NASA Johnson in a new blog. Learn what we'll be using it for: http://go.nasa.gov/1WdKBfb
"26.10.2015 15:05:03" Timeline Photos Cool view of #JWST on our webcam now - the telescope structure is upright, which is great for a sense of scale. Watch here: http://jwst.nasa.gov/
"22.10.2015 17:34:06" Timeline Photos Join NASA on Reddit for #ExoplanetWeek! Here is the thread to ask us questions on everything exoplanet, including #JWST: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3psmom/we_are_nasa_scientists_looking_for_habitable/
"21.10.2015 15:34:42" Timeline Photos Join our NASA #ExoplanetWeek Reddit Q&A on the search for habitable worlds Oct. 22, 2pm ET: http://reddit.com/r/IAMA We'll be there answering questions relating to #JWST!
"21.10.2015 15:15:09" Timeline Photos #JWST will see the unique fingerprint of each chemical element present in an exoplanet's atmosphere. #ExoplanetWeek
"20.10.2015 17:59:25" Timeline Photos This week, we're celebrating 20 years of exoplanet discoveries! Explore here: http://go.nasa.gov/1kkXbYT
"15.10.2015 17:46:25" Timeline Photos New photo for you!
Testing is crucial part of NASA's success on Earth and in space. So, as the actual flight components of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope come together, engineers are testing the non-flight equipment to ensure that tests on the
"13.10.2015 20:34:00" NASA Goddard Capturing Change in Jupiter's Great Red Spot
The Great Red Spot remains more orange than red these days, and its core, which typically has more intense color, is less distinct than it used to be.
In this 10-hour image sequence, an unusual wispy fi #JWST will complement #Hubble's observations of Jupiter! Read more scientific detail [pdf]: http://www.stsci.edu/jwst/doc-archive/flyers/JWST-GiantPlanets.pdf
Definitely check out these gorgeous images of the changes in Jupiter's Great Red Spot dete
"13.10.2015 17:27:46" Timeline Photos #Hubble's stunning new look at the Veil Nebula: http://spacetelescope.org/news/heic1520/
Supernovae and their remnants are future potential #JWST targets.
Image credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team
"09.10.2015 18:55:28" universetoday.com NASA Webb Telescope Construction Leaps Forward with Delivery of Mirror Holding Backbone Flight... NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, MD – The construction pace for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) took a major leap forward with delivery of the actual flight structure that ser… #JWST Construction Leaps Forward with Delivery of Mirror Holding Backbone Flight Structure, via Universe Today: http://www.universetoday.com/122500/nasa-webb-telescope-construction-leaps-forward-with-delivery-of-mirror-holding-backbone-flight-structu
"08.10.2015 15:47:42" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post #ThrowbackThursday! NASA Goddard's centrifuge was built in 1966. We tested #JWST parts on it! See more photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/albums/72157659626193445
Image credits: 1 and 2) NASA Goddard and 3) Maggie Masetti
"05.10.2015 17:42:18" Timeline Photos Infrared data from Hubble and Spitzer show the unusual effect of galaxy collisions at a cluster's center - star birth. It's not unusual for galaxies to collide, or for them to cause star birth - but star birth at the center of a huge galaxy cluster i
"02.10.2015 14:57:54" youtube.com Jonathan Lunine - Exoplanets, JWST, and Synergies with Our Solar System NAS member Jonathan Lunine presents on 'Exoplanets, JWST, and Synergies with Our Solar System' during the Symposium—Earths, Moons, Mars & Stars at the Nation... Jonathan Lunine - Exoplanets, JWST, and Synergies with Our Solar System
"01.10.2015 15:45:01" youtube.com Cosmic Shutterbug: Behind the Webb (Episode 27) This episode of "Behind the Webb" explores the multi-tasking capabilities of one of the cameras on the Webb Space Telescope, the Near-Infrared Spectrograph. ... In case you missed it - here's Episode 27 of our video podcast, Behind the Webb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_00e-gVfxw0
This episode of "Behind the Webb" explores the multi-tasking capabilities of one of the cameras on the Webb Space Telescope,
"28.09.2015 21:46:10" Timeline Photos Check out the latest issue of Goddard View - we're feature inside and on the cover! http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/goddard-view.html#.Vgl8L84fmKI
Direct link to the PDF: http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/GoddardViewV11I8online.
"28.09.2015 20:06:25" youtube.com Why Do We Put Telescopes in Space? Thanks to the Space Telescope Science Institute for supporting this video! http://webbtelescope.org/ And as always, thanks to Patreon supporters! MinutePhysi... #JWST stars (pun intended!) in Minute Physics' new video illustrating why we put telescopes in space: https://youtu.be/Ij-u2bHo_fw
"28.09.2015 17:21:03" Timeline Photos Thank you to everyone who came out to Explore @ NASA Goddard on Saturday, especially to those who waited on line to see our telescope! We really appreciate everyone who took the time. We had a record number of people visit Goddard, over 20,000! T
"26.09.2015 13:28:22" NASA Goddard Mirror Mirror ... Or is it Twin-Day?
Did you think today's image was a bit of deja vu? Actually there are subtle differences between spiral galaxy NGC 3521 as seen by Hubble Space Telescope and our Sept. 10 view of Messier 63 - particularly the oppo Some galaxies to start off your weekend!
"25.09.2015 20:12:38" nasa.gov Explore@NASAGoddard NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will open its gates to the public on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, this year’s Explore@NAS Tomorrow is the big day! Our NASA Goddard open house! You can come check out the things we do here, for free, from 11-5. There are all sorts of family-friendly activities, food trucks, and you can come see #JWST flight hardware that is currently in
"24.09.2015 14:40:07" nasa.gov NASA's Webb "Strong and Steady" in New 'Behind the Webb' Video The newest video in the "Behind the Webb" series called "Strong and Steady," takes an inside look at one of the special materials used to build NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. Our newest Behind the Webb video takes an inside look at one of the special materials used to build NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
"18.09.2015 20:05:06" NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration A merger made among the stars! A pair of interacting galaxies seen by our Hubble Space Telescope is in the late stages of its merger. Observations show that the two galaxies collided about 700 million years ago. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/1YkYQg Sending you off to the weekend with beautiful merging galaxies via NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Caption in their original post.
"18.09.2015 17:46:24" plus.google.com Constructing the Future in Space: How Engineers Design and Build the Most Ambitious Space... Space observatories are among the most challenging and complex machines ever designed and operated, requiring precise operation of complex systems within a very challenging environment at enormous distances from human operators. How has this been don 3pm today, the AAS is having a Google Plus hangout on "Constructing the Future in Space: How Engineers Design and Build the Most Ambitious Space Telescopes." It's featuring Alberto Conti and Tony Darnell.
Watch on G+: https://plus.google.com/events
"17.09.2015 16:03:23" nasa.gov New JWST Exhibit at Goddard Visitor Center A ribbon cutting event opened the new James Webb Space Telescope exhibit to Goddard employees on the Webb team. A few photos of the new NASA Goddard #JWST Visitor Center exhibit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/sets/72157658678254076
Read more about it: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/new-james-webb-space-telescope-exhibit-at-goddard-vis
"16.09.2015 17:34:59" Timeline Photos Come see our brand-new #JWST exhibit at the NASA Goddard Visitor's Center: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/visitor/home/
Image credit: Maggie Masetti
"16.09.2015 17:17:33" phys.org How Hubble's successor will give us a glimpse into the very first galaxies A key feature of our understanding of cosmology is that the universe has a finite age. This means that there was a period of the universe's history when galaxies first formed. Studying this epoch has long been one of the tantalising goals of observat #JWST will give us a glimpse of the very first galaxies. Phys.org reports: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-hubble-successor-glimpse-galaxies.html
"16.09.2015 15:47:07" Timeline Photos NASA's #JWST telescope structure stands tall. What comes next for this key flight hardware?
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"15.09.2015 17:20:27" Timeline Photos “The testing systems developed for the JWST mirrors have allowed improvements in the machines for testing human eyes for Lasik surgery,” said Dan Neal.
Read more: https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2012/hm_5.html
Image courtesy of Abbott Medical Opt
"09.09.2015 17:17:06" Timeline Photos Building a space telescope to see the light from the earliest stars of our universe is a pretty complex task. Although much of the attention goes to instruments and the giant mirrors on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, there are other components th
"03.09.2015 17:22:53" Time-lapse: The James Webb Space Telescope's telescope structu... A time-lapse of #JWST's flight telescope structure being moved to the white platform in the big cleanroom NASA Goddard today. The telescope structure is like the "bones" of the observatory - it will support our mirrors and instruments, all of which w
"03.09.2015 17:20:38" Photos from NASA Webb Telescope's post Before and after! #JWST's flight telescope structure was moved to the white platform in the big cleanroom NASA Goddard today. The telescope structure is like the "bones" of the observatory - it will support our mirrors and instruments, all of which
"03.09.2015 14:30:47" jwst.nasa.gov James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) NASA The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be NASA's premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. It will study every phase in the history of our Universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Ban There'll be a big crane lift of #JWST's telescope structure this morning! Watch live on our Webbcam: http://jwst.nasa.gov
"02.09.2015 15:26:03" Timeline Photos #JWST's flight instruments passed the "severe sound" test - this means we'll survive the noise of our rocket ride to space. Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/james-webb-space-telescopes-isim-passes-severe-sound-test
Image credit: NASA/
"02.09.2015 15:09:59" Explore@NASAGoddard Explore@NASAGoddard Get Ready for Explore@NASAGoddard 2015!
We cordially invite you to experience firsthand how we conceive, design, build and test the spacecraft that explore our world, our solar system and our universe. Highlights include the Chamber of Horrors integ Join us at an Open House NASA Goddard on Saturday Sept. 26, and learn more about the James Webb Space Telescope! If you've ever wanted to see the flight hardware we've been posting photos of, this is your big chance! You'll have an opportunity to loo
"01.09.2015 18:01:28" flickr.com James Webb Space Telescope Flight Hardware Goes to Goddard Here the flight telescope structure of the James Webb Space Telescope is unloaded from a C-5 aircraft at the U.S. Air Force's Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. It was being delivered from Northrop Grumman in southern California to NASA Goddard in Green Curious how our recent delivery of giant flight hardware traveled to NASA Goddard from Northrop Grumman? The short answer is a C-5 and a large truck! Read more: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/20878634849/in/dateposted-public/
"01.09.2015 17:40:26" panelpicker.sxsw.com SXSW PanelPicker To Build a Time Machine: a Human Story In popular culture, scientists range from nerdy, incomprehensible geniuses to miracle workers and old wisefolk. The true process of discovery is much more human and relatable. Scientists in real life are people Just a few days left to vote for a #JWST panel on 'To Build a Time Machine: a Human Story' at #SXSW2016! #SXSW http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/49383
"31.08.2015 15:22:50" A spectacular view of #JWST's flight telescope structure inside the cleanroom at NASA Goddard. Many more photos to come! Read more about this crucial piece of hardware: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/20847426688/
Image credit: NASA/
"31.08.2015 14:55:07" youtube.com James Webb Space Telescope's "Telescope Structure" Rotates This time-lapse video captures the flight "telescope structure" - the bones of the James Webb Space Telescope - being rotated upright in the cleanroom at NAS... One of our scientists caught this great time-lapse of #JWST's huge telescope structure being rotated upright in the cleanroom at NASA Goddard last week: https://youtu.be/bOQYSlvpNJA
This is flight hardware, delivered to us last week by Northrop Grum
"28.08.2015 21:08:49" youtube.com Japanese supply ship delivers to space station on This Week @NASA – August 28, 2015 It was a busy week for the crew aboard the International Space Station. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s fifth H-II Transfer Vehicle, or HTV-5 arr... A big week for NASA and for #JWST! Here's This Week @ NASA: https://youtu.be/4RyP8O_NO2c
"28.08.2015 18:34:45" youtube.com Comic-Con: Turning Science Fiction Into Science Fact For the second year in a row, NASA participated in Comic-Con International in San Diego. NASA experts took part in two panel discussions during the conferenc... In case you weren't at San Diego Comic Con, here is the panel NASA participated in: "Turning Science Fiction into Science Fact": https://youtu.be/CRpUzeNWtIA (It features our own Dr. Amber Straughn.)
"28.08.2015 15:04:43" youtube.com NASA 360 #JWST Launching in 2018, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will uncover the universe in a whole new light - literally! Learn more about the James Webb Space Telesc... Meet.... us! The James Webb Space Telescope, the successor the mighty Hubble Space Telescope!
"27.08.2015 20:52:28" A big beautiful sight! Here's the "bones" of the #JWST telescope - upright! Easy to imagine it with mirrors in space!
Here the telescope is facing away from us, with its side "wings" (which will have mirrors on them) folded. The mirrors go on the s
"27.08.2015 19:57:36" Images from our exciting week - opening the shipping crate containing #JWST's flight backplane, prepping to lift it, then moving it from the shipping container. After this is was attached to a rotating stand.
You can watch our live cleanroom feed h
"26.08.2015 21:43:09" youtube.com James Webb Space Telescope's Flight Backplane Arrives at NASA Goddard Webb Telescope's Backplane arrived at Joint Base Andrews on Monday, August 24, 2015 aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5 cargo plane. The Backplane, inside the Space ... How did such a huge piece of #JWST hardware make it cross-country from Northrop Grumman to NASA Goddard? Watch: https://youtu.be/raWkRnGrxFc
"26.08.2015 19:13:00" Here is #JWST's flight backplane in its shipping container in the cleanroom at NASA Goddard. Keep an eye on our "Webbcam" tomorrow morning after 7am ET for cleanroom activity around #JWST's flight backplane: http://jwst.nasa.gov
If you missed it, he
"26.08.2015 15:25:40" NASA Webb Telescope The backplane, or "spine" of the James Webb Space Telescope arrived from Northrop Grumman on August 25, 2015. It is now at NASA Goddard for mirror assembly. JWST is on schedule for a 2018 launch.
"The delivery of the backplane to Goddard represents
"26.08.2015 15:13:44" The backplane, or "spine" of the James Webb Space Telescope arrived from Northrop Grumman on August 25, 2015. It is now at NASA Goddard for mirror assembly. JWST is on schedule for a 2018 launch.
"The delivery of the backplane to Goddard represents
"25.08.2015 17:39:28" Front and back views of #JWST's flight telescope support structure at Northrop Grumman.
Images credit: Northrop Grumm
"24.08.2015 18:40:56" Pictured is the James Webb Space Telescope's Independent Verification Article (IVA) which is used to test the deployment concept for the sunshield, by means of five template (flight-like) membranes.
Credit: Northrop Grumman
"21.08.2015 15:40:46" #JWST's flight instrument module goes through tests that simulate launch noise at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center : Read more: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/20761537835/in/dateposted-public/
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"19.08.2015 18:34:49" youtube.com Behind the Webb Episode 27 This episode of "Behind the Webb" explores the multi-tasking capabilities of one of the cameras on the Webb Space Telescope, the Near-Infrared Spectrograph. ... Catch the newest Behind the Webb video podcast! Called "Cosmic Shutterbug," it provides a look at how tiny "microshutters" will open to give #JWST the capability to see farther in the universe than ever before.
"14.08.2015 17:40:11" The latest issue of our semi-technical #JWST newsletter is out!
Download the pdf newsletter: http://jwst.nasa.gov/resources/WebbUpdate_Summer2015.pdf
Subscribe to the newsletter mailing list via our website: http://jwst.nasa.gov/newsletters.html
"12.08.2015 19:45:42" New feature article! Here, the #JWST team at Northrop Grumman inspects a full-size test version of our sunshield: http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/nasas-webb-sunshield-gives-an-open-wide-for-inspection
Image credit: Northrop Grumman/Alex Ev
"11.08.2015 16:50:14" Astronomers have long wondered how the universe's largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after their peak years of star birth. By combining data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope with observations from a suite of ground-based and spa
"10.08.2015 20:52:25" Star formation on the leading edge of a galaxy in the Coma Cluster: http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/08/inter-galaxy-winds-caught-blowing-away-galaxys-gas-and-dust/ We're using #Hubble to study this - and #JWST will be a good tool to help us bette
"07.08.2015 20:06:29" phys.org Milky Way-like galaxies may have existed in the early universe A new, large-scale computer simulation has shown for the first time that large disk galaxies, much like our own Milky Way, may have existed in the early days of the universe. What did the earliest galaxies in our universe look like? #JWST is one tool that will help us unravel this mystery: http://phys.org/news/2015-08-milky-way-like-galaxies-early-universe.html
"05.08.2015 20:20:50" Listen to Nobel Laureate and Senior Project Scientist John Mather talk about the James Webb Space Telescope on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU: http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2015-08-05/nasas-james-webb-space-telescope
"05.08.2015 20:15:12" bbc.co.uk Behind the scenes at the James Webb Space Telescope, 01/08/2015 GMT, Click - BBC World News Exploring the successor to Hubble - the James Webb Space Telescope Go inside NASA Goddard's giant cleanroom with BBC Click to learn more about #JWST in this video feature: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02ygjjg
"04.08.2015 14:45:33" Too small to fuse hydrogen in their cores, too large to be classified planets… but brown dwarfs were found to have aurorae! http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/powerful-auroras-found-at-brown-dwarf
Image: This artist's concept shows an auroral display on a brow
"31.07.2015 19:59:47" mediatheque.lindau-nobel.org Nobel Lab 360° - John Mather John Mather received the Nobel Prize in Physics 2006 together with George F. Smoot "for their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation". Once you enter John Mather's Nobel Lab, you'll find out more a A 360 view of the "lab" of JWST's own Dr. John Mather, Nobel Laureate and JWST Project Scientist: http://www.mediatheque.lindau-nobel.org/nobellabs/29721/laboratory-of-john-mather
"27.07.2015 20:38:46" Final tests on the backs of #JWST's flight mirrors at NASA Goddard's Calibration, Integration and Alignment Facility.
Read more: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/20068304691/
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"23.07.2015 17:01:55" Kepler Mission Welcome the discovery of the first small habitable zone planet around a G2 star like our sun: Kepler-452b!
http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-kepler-mission-discovers-bigger-older-cousin-to-earth An exciting discovery by the Kepler Mission - a habitable zone planet around a sun-like star!
"21.07.2015 19:52:00" Get hands on with #JWST in this 3D interactive! http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/webb3d/
"20.07.2015 20:50:01" jwstsite.stsci.edu HubbleSite - Behind the Webb - Archives The Webb Telescope is coming together, piece by piece, as teams around the country work to build this state-of-the-art observatory. Join our host, Mary Estacion, as she takes you behind the scenes to watch the construction and testing, and hear from Did you know we have a video podcast? Check out our archive of short movies about #JWST: http://jwstsite.stsci.edu/webb_telescope/behind_the_webb/archive
"17.07.2015 17:44:00" What will #JWST reveal about galaxies? Read more: http://jwst.nasa.gov/galaxies.html
(Galaxy collision image: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/galaxy/interacting/pr2008016bw/)
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble
"16.07.2015 19:48:01" Why is #JWST infrared? Go beyond visible light in this animated video and comic book: http://jwst.nasa.gov/beyondvisible.html
"15.07.2015 20:59:01" Why isn't #JWST's mirror in a tube like #Hubble's is? Is #JWST like a backyard telescope? Learn why in our interactive game: http://1.usa.gov/1CudvyA
"15.07.2015 20:46:00" instagram.com NASA Webb Telescope (@nasawebbtelescp) • Instagram photos and videos The official account of NASA's next generation James Webb Space Telescope, launching in 2018. Are you on Instagram? So are we! See images from the #JWST mission: https://instagram.com/nasawebbtelescp/
"15.07.2015 13:36:02" Galaxies colliding in a blaze of starbirth: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/galaxy/interacting/pr2003014a/ #JWST will help us learn more about how galaxies form and evolve.
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Acknowledgm
"14.07.2015 13:14:00" In case you missed it, here is NASAblueshift's post on #NewHorizons - Will #JWST be able to observe #Pluto? http://1.usa.gov/1GcID08
"13.07.2015 17:33:01" Curious about working in a cleanroom? Learn all about how we gown up to keep hardware clean in this video: http://1.usa.gov/1GcE2uX
"13.07.2015 13:56:01" Pick science goals and build your own satellite in our interactive game : http://1.usa.gov/1Cudrit
"10.07.2015 17:45:08" Pictured is #JWST's flight backplane (can you tell where the mirrors go?) on display at Northrop Grumman. Later this year it will go from Northrop Grumman to NASA Goddard to have mirrors and instruments mated to it. They'll use the robot arm and as
"10.07.2015 15:31:04" youtube.com Kathryn Flanagan: Hubble and JWST inspire the scientist in everyone The 25th anniversary of the Hubble's launch prompts some reflection on science projects that capture the imagination of the public. SPIE Astronomical Telesco... Via SPIE, an interview with STScI Director Kathryn Flanagan: #Hubble, #JWST inspire the scientist in everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD5DCbxOO1M
"09.07.2015 15:47:49" youtube.com Meet Amber Straughn, NASA Astrophysicist Amber Straughn brings you on her journey from the big sky of her hometown in Arkansas to studying astrophysics at NASA ... and demonstrates the infrared tech... In case you missed it, here is Dr. Amber Straughn's talk about #JWST at the the World Science Festival: https://youtu.be/9rw5CoQIOcU
"08.07.2015 20:42:12" NASAblueshift We are super excited to see what New Horizons' closest approach to Pluto will look like! In our latest blog - what New Horizons and other missions like NASA Webb Telescope will tell us: http://asd.gsfc.nasa.gov/blueshift/index.php/2015/07/08/pluto/ Can the James Webb Space Telescope observe Pluto? Read more in NASAblueshift's latest blog: http://asd.gsfc.nasa.gov/blueshift/index.php/2015/07/08/pluto/
"06.07.2015 20:23:01" A strange case - a Neptune-sized exoplanet is bleeding hydrogen. Could something similar have happened to Earth? http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2015/17/full/
One of #JWST's primary goals is to study exoplanet atmospheres - and to
"02.07.2015 18:00:29" #ThrowbackThursday to the arrival of #JWST's test backplane at @NASA_Johnson for cryo testing. #TBT This image was taken February 2015. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/18737369773
Credit: NASA/Desiree Stover
"30.06.2015 20:37:01" Via the infrared NASA Spitzer Space Telescope - helium planets may be common in our galaxy! http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4620
Artist conception image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
"25.06.2015 15:37:34" It's not just #JWST flight hardware that needs protection from contaminants - the equipment we use to test our flight hardware also needs special care. Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-technology-protects-webb-telescope-from-contam
"18.06.2015 19:27:01" #JWST will be able to see right through and into massive clouds of dust that are opaque to visible-light observatories like Hubble, where stars and planetary systems are being born.
Read more on our newly updated science page on Birth of Stars and
"17.06.2015 18:30:00" #JWST will tell us more about the atmospheres of extrasolar planets, and perhaps even find the building blocks of life elsewhere in the universe. In addition to other planetary systems, JWST will also study objects within our own Solar System.
"16.06.2015 15:04:00" JWST's unprecedented infrared sensitivity will help astronomers to compare the faintest, earliest galaxies to today's grand spirals and ellipticals, helping us to understand how galaxies assemble over billions of years.
Read more on our newly update
"15.06.2015 17:55:00" #JWST will be a powerful time machine with infrared vision that will peer back over 13.5 billion years to see the first stars and galaxies forming out of the darkness of the early universe.
Read more on our newly updated science page on First Light
"11.06.2015 18:24:33" Hubble Telescope Detects 'Sunscreen' Layer on Distant Planet!
Researchers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have detected a stratosphere and temperature inversion in the atmosphere of a planet several times the mass of Jupiter, called WASP-33b. Ea
"10.06.2015 20:41:13" worldsciencefestival.com Cool Jobs - World Science Festival Photograph: Jon Smith Ever wonder what it's like to be an astronomer? Dr. Amber Straughn talks about her cool job. (Her part is 33 min in.) http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/cool-jobs/
"10.06.2015 15:07:23" Charting the Milky Way from the Inside out - using infrared light! http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/charting-the-milky-way-from-the-inside-out
Image: This artist's concept depicts the most up-to-date information about the shape of our own Milky Way galaxy. W
"03.06.2015 16:08:33" #JWST will help us better understand how interacting galaxies affect each other. This image #Hubble shows NGC 7714 and presents an especially striking view of the galaxy's smoke-ring-like structure. The golden loop is made of sun-like stars that hav
"02.06.2015 14:58:15" youtube.com NASA | NIRSpec MSA Replacement Surgery In this NASA video, engineers from Airbus Defense and Space (DS), Ottobrunn, Germany, dressed in white protective suits and special white gloves, recently co... European Space Agency experts (from Airbus Defense and Space (DS)) operate deep in the heart of one of their instrumental contributions to #JWST. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osw-Kqlukc0#t=14
Read more here: http://www.nasa.gov/featur
"30.05.2015 17:30:00" worldsciencefestival.com Cool Jobs - World Science Festival Photograph: Jon Smith Amber Straughn talks about #Hubble and #JWST at #WSF15 TODAY in one half hour! 2pm ET. Live stream: http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/cool-jobs/
"29.05.2015 20:41:06" worldsciencefestival.com Cool Jobs - World Science Festival Photograph: Jon Smith Watch Amber Straughn talk about #Hubble and #JWST at #WSF15 tomorrow (Saturday) 2pm ET. Live stream: http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/cool-jobs/
"29.05.2015 20:11:58" Here NASA Administrator Charles Bolden poses with #JWST's full-scale engineering test sunshield while on a visit to Northrop Grumman. Yep, our sunshield really is that big! (It's about the size of a tennis court...)
(Bolden is in the center where
"28.05.2015 19:20:44" A beautiful infrared view from NASA Spitzer of dusty filaments surrounding the Pleiades: http://go.nasa.gov/1G3Pgsd
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/J. Stauffer (SSC/Caltech)
"21.05.2015 20:54:36" #JWST's flight instruments in the cleanroom NASA Goddard.
"20.05.2015 14:20:48" youtube.com Struttin' Its Stuff: Behind the Webb The James Webb Space Telescope has a series of mirrors to get the light from the universe into the observatory's cameras. After the light reaches the primary... #JWST "Struttin' its Stuff": a brand new Behind the Webb video podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZTdkRtjm4U
Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasas-webb-strutting-its-stuff-in-new-behind-the-webb-video
"19.05.2015 17:09:39" Announcing our OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Challenge winning student team: http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/realworld.html
You can watch the top 3 teams present their projects to an evaluation panel at the link as well.
(Our previous RealWorld/InWorld Engineer
"18.05.2015 15:00:34" nasa.gov Innovators Bring Creations to Life in NASA Goddard Spinoff Challenge Students created spinoffs from NASA technology and designed a virtual environment to showcase them in the NASA Goddard OPTIMUS PRIME InWorld Spinoff Challenge. Young Innovators Bring Creations to Life in an NASA GoddardSpinoff Challenge: http://go.nasa.gov/1dfnb4z #JWST #techspinoffs #STEM
"15.05.2015 21:01:39" Infrared imagery shows an outburst from a star in the earliest phase of its development: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-satellites-catch-growth-spurt-from-newborn-protostar
Image credit: E. Safron et al.; background: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. M
"13.05.2015 19:33:16" Curious about the electronics for #JWST's instruments? Read more about the ISIM Electronics Compartment and its job on the spacecraft: https://flic.kr/p/sQ4oia
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"07.05.2015 17:20:20" Keep your space mirrors clean with snow! (Carbon dioxide snow!)
Just like drivers sometimes use snow to clean their car mirrors in winter, two Exelis Inc. engineers are practicing "snow cleaning'" on a test telescope mirror for the James Webb Space
"06.05.2015 18:18:42" Reminder! Come see awesome #JWST photographer, Chris Gunn, talk about his @NASA work - Washington, DC, tonight, May 6: http://knowledgecommonsdc.org/classes/nasa-history-images/
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"06.05.2015 18:13:51" "In a synergy between the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, and the giant W. M. Keck Observatory, astronomers have set a new distance record to the farthest redshift-confirmed galaxy. It is so far away the light we receive left the galaxy over 13
"04.05.2015 19:54:39" One of our extremely talented #JWST photographers, Chris Gunn, will talk about his work at NASA in DC at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Thursday May 6 at 7pm. More info (including how to sign up): http://knowledgecommonsdc.org/classes
"01.05.2015 15:14:17" At 1pm ET today, take a virtual field trip of NASA Goddard! Register your class & ask a question: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/Live/of-the-people-space-day-2015.cfm
"30.04.2015 17:57:43" news.nationalgeographic.com Hubble Still Wows At 25, But Wait Till You See What's Next The James Webb Space Telescope promises to see in new ways, and even further back in time. Here is National Geographic's feature on JWST.
"Hubble still wows at 25—but wait till you see what's next:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150423-hubble-anniversary-webb-telescope-space/
"28.04.2015 17:54:38" #JWST will help answer our questions about galaxies - like what gives them their shapes? This image is Ring Galaxy AM 0644-741 as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. Read more about it: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150419.html
Read more about JWST an
"23.04.2015 15:28:32" Celestial fireworks for #Hubble25! Celebrating 25 years of amazing science & images tomorrow! Read more about the official 25th anniversary image of giant cluster Westerlund 2 here: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-unveils-celestial-fireworks-
"23.04.2015 11:58:10" nasa.gov NASA Television | NASA NASA Television provides live coverage of launches, spacewalks and other mission events, as well as the latest news briefings, video files, and the This Week @NASA report. Catch NASA TV this morning at 9 ET for the unveiling of the Hubble 25th anniversary image!! http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/
"20.04.2015 14:18:23" Inside NASA's giant thermal vacuum chamber, called Chamber A, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the James Webb Space Telescope's Pathfinder backplane test model, is being prepared for its cryogenic test. Previously used for manned spacefligh
"17.04.2015 17:34:53" hubble25th.org Hubble 25 Anniversary - Education April 24, 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. You can participate in this celestial silver celebration right in your classroom! Attention educators and students! April 24, 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, and you can participate right in your classroom!
Join Hubble educators and astronomers for an online exploration of the history
"16.04.2015 20:23:14" This series of photos were taken by Mike McClare. They show the James Webb Space Telescope's test (or pathfinder) backplane, in a large packing case, being loaded onto a C-5 aircraft at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. It was on its way to NASA J
"16.04.2015 15:20:28" #Hubble and #Chandra come together in a dark matter study of colliding galaxy clusters. http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2015/10/image/a/
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, and CXC
Science Credit: NASA, ESA, D. Harvey (École Polytechn
"15.04.2015 14:52:25" Did you know there's a telescoping piece of hardware that interfaces and supports the #JWST spacecraft and telescope?
JWST is made up of four major components — the telescope, the integrated science instrument module, the sunshield and the spacecra
"14.04.2015 21:04:17" #JWST will be looking at how galaxies evolve over time, as well as helping us to understand what the first galaxies that formed were like. This artist's view shows the night sky from a hypothetical planet within a young Milky Way-like galaxy 10 bill
"14.04.2015 15:47:33" This photo, taken from the inside of Chamber A, a giant cryogenic vacuum chamber at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, shows the large vehicle resembling a bed frame in the foreground that will move James Webb Space Telescope's Pathfinder backpl
"13.04.2015 17:57:25" How did you test space hardware on the ground? Read more about #JWST tests at NASA Johnson: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/nasa-prepares-webb-telescope-pathfinder-for-famous-chamber-a/
Image credit: NASA/Desiree Stover
"10.04.2015 22:04:06" This photo, taken from the inside of Chamber A, a giant cryogenic vacuum chamber at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, shows the large vehicle resembling a bed frame in the foreground that will move James Webb Space Telescope's Pathfinder backpl
"10.04.2015 18:06:02" nasa.gov An Unexpected Journey: Spacecraft Transit the Panama Canal The Panama Canal played a critical role in the success of the Apollo program. The Saturn V rockets used the Panama Canal to get to its launch site - so will #JWST! (But different launch site!) http://go.nasa.gov/1Po38iV
"08.04.2015 20:16:01" A view from beneath #JWST's Pathfinder (or test) backplane as it is prepped for cryo testing in giant Chamber A at NASA Johnson. https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/16873613697/
Why is undergoing cryotesting? Read more: http://www.nasa.
"07.04.2015 19:36:11" The secondary mirror boom on #JWST's test backplane is deployed outside NASA Johnson's Chamber A: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/17069792135/ #TechTuesday
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"07.04.2015 15:30:12" A photo taken during work on #JWST's flight Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) at NASA Goddard last winter. #TechTuesday
"06.04.2015 21:12:50" nasa.gov Explore 25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope NASA will host a one-day-long event for 50 social media and media attendees at the Newseum and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. There's still time to sign up for the #Hubble25 NASA Social! You'll come to NASA Goddard to learn about #Hubble, #JWST,and more! Sign up info here: http://www.nasa.gov/hubble25-social/
"03.04.2015 20:39:22" Lots of #Hubble25 events in April, especially for those in the DC metro area! Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/press/goddard/2015/april/nasa-invites-public-to-april-hubble-25th-anniversary-events/
"03.04.2015 20:19:24" The importance of temperature! The last of our 4 part interview with James Webb Space Telescope Deputy Project Manager (technical), Paul Geithner, about #JWST: http://www.nasa.gov/content/webb-conversations-freezing-nasas-webb-telescope-is-a-matter-o
"02.04.2015 18:16:34" youtube.com Hubblecast 83: A cosmic double act — Hubble meets James Webb As Hubble enters its 25th year in orbit, with celebrations planned around the world for its anniversary on 24 April 2015, this Hubblecast celebrates the rela... New HubbleCast episode! A cosmic double act — Hubble meets James Webb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOjnLFJge5Y
"02.04.2015 15:19:18" youtube.com Our Place in the Universe - Dr. Jason Kalirai “What is our place in the Universe?” Throughout human history, astronomy has repeatedly overthrown our understanding of this question and new telescopes and ... In case you missed it, here is Jason Kalirai's talk for the National Academy of Sciences on #JWST, #Hubble, #WFIRST, and more : https://youtu.be/S9u4-DNmX30?t=8m41s
"01.04.2015 14:52:55" youtube.com Behind the Webb Episode 25 The James Webb Space Telescope is comprised of some very large structures, and those have to fit together before, during, and after launch. Extreme care has ... On the newest Behind the Webb video podcast: fitting together all the large structures that make up #JWST. http://youtu.be/_qGb45O8i1s
View more information here: http://webbtelescope.org/webb_telescope/behind_the_webb/episodes/25
"27.03.2015 14:53:52" youtube.com Canada invests in the James Webb Space Telescope Industry Minister James Moore and Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Jeremy Hansen visited students at Elgin Street Public School to talk about Canada’s role in... #JWST is an international project! Here is the Canadian Space Agency's video about Canadian contributions to the mission: https://youtu.be/TBmfya74L4E
"26.03.2015 14:51:53" Today at 1pm EDT, #JWST scientist @astraughnomer will be doing a Twitter Q&A on #AskAstraughnomer for @NASApeople!
(If any of you Facebook folks are on Twitter, come check it out!)
"25.03.2015 19:11:26" In case you missed it, learn more about #JWST and the infrared in this fun movie and downloadable comic book: http://webbtelescope.org/webb_telescope/science_on_the_edge/beyond_the_visible/
"25.03.2015 18:22:59" #JWST's Pathfinder, or test backplane, with secondary mirror boom extended, is readied for cryo tests in NASA Johnson's giant Chamber A.
Image Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"24.03.2015 18:01:21" The full-scale #JWST pathfinder (test version of our backplane) shown going into NASA Johnson's huge Chamber A for cryogenic testing. You can see the two spare primary mirror segments (one gold, one silver) mounted on it - the boom that holds the se
"23.03.2015 17:03:54" cosmosmagazine.com Pulling back the curtain on the Universe The James Webb Space Telescope will be able to look further back in time than we have ever seen. Dan Falk writes about #JWST and our NASA Goddard facilities for Cosmos Magazine: https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/pulling-back-curtain-universe
"20.03.2015 15:17:31" Jason Kalirai will give a free public lecture on #Hubble & #JWST at 6:30 pm on April 1st at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. More info on the event and how to register: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/ssb/ssb_153311
"19.03.2015 20:36:33" Brand new! Updated artist conceptions of #JWST courtesy of Northrop Grumman! Use them in your blogs and articles - several different resolutions available: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/sets/72157624413830771
"18.03.2015 15:32:03" Future #JWST observations will complement those of #Hubble - like this detailed view of star birth in the beautiful curves of nearby spiral galaxy M83. http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2009/29/image/b/
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hub
"18.03.2015 15:14:54" science.howstuffworks.com Can amateur astronomers spot exoplanets? Citizen Science and exoplanets! This article talks some about sites like Disk Detective and Galaxy Zoo.
"17.03.2015 19:06:22" The shamrock can symbolize life and rebirth. Here is star birth within dust, shown green in this infrared view from NASA's WISE satellite: http://go.nasa.gov/1BuEm64
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA
"17.03.2015 13:01:01" Today at #SXSW:
Astrophysics Goes Hollywood: Cinematic Science
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST
"16.03.2015 17:01:00" SXSW Attendees - visit the "Experience NASA" exhibit March 15-18 at the SXSW Trade Show in the Austin Convention Center. Festival attendees can learn about how to collaborate with NASA on citizen science projects, participate in NASA prizes and chall
"16.03.2015 15:01:21" Happy Monday! In case you missed it, here's a "smile" for your day, captured by #Hubble: http://www.nasa.gov/content/hubble-sees-a-smiling-lens/#.VOeZ1sZBHDO
In the center of this image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the galaxy
"15.03.2015 18:00:08" SXSW Attendees! Visit the "Experience NASA" exhibit March 15-18 at the SXSW Trade Show in the Austin Convention Center. Festival attendees can learn about how to collaborate with NASA on citizen science projects, participate in NASA prizes and challe
"15.03.2015 15:37:01" Sunday at SXSW
Hubble Touching the Universe
Sunday, March 15, 2015 5:00-6:00 p.m. CST
A panel of experts from NASA and Northrop Grumman will celebrate Hubble's 25th anniversary by showcasing the
"14.03.2015 16:01:00" Today and tomorrow at SXSW - come see NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope in an exhibit at the SXSW Gaming Expo at the Palmer Events Center March 13-15. Free and open to the public (no badge required).
The Webb Telescope exhibit will feature touch scr
"13.03.2015 15:31:40" Here's where NASA will be at #SXSW15: http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/march/experience-nasa-at-the-2015-sxsw-interactive-festival/#.VQMBozr6KwF #NASASXSW #SXSW #JWST
"12.03.2015 18:45:13" Will you be at #SXSW? Come by the free Gaming Expo at the Palmer Center March 13-15 to meet the #JWST team! #NASAsxsw No badge needed! Details: http://www.northropgrumman.com/MediaResources/MediaKits/WEBBatSXSW/Pages/default.aspx
"11.03.2015 18:11:45" nasa.gov NASA Research Suggests Mars Once Had More Water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories, measured water signatures in the Red Planet’s atmosphere. Learn about an ancient ocean on Mars (http://go.nasa.gov/1AgfYpk) and how #JWST can help address habitability. http://www.stsci.edu/jwst/doc-archive/flyers/JWST-MARS.pdf
"11.03.2015 17:37:22" science.howstuffworks.com Can we detect water on exoplanets? Howstuffworks on detecting water on exoplanets - #JWST gets a mention! http://science.howstuffworks.com/detect-water-exoplanets.htm
"11.03.2015 15:39:00" Part 3 of our Q&A with #JWST's Deputy Project Manager, technical - Paul Geithner. What happens between now and launch in 2018? http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/webb-conversations-james-webb-space-telescope-coming-together/#.VQBajsZBHDM
"06.03.2015 21:46:26" Here's a time-lapse view from NASA Goddard's Webb-cam, of #JWST's instrument model being moved by crane. Also available on Youtube: http://youtu.be/yjR3GMkcnSw
"04.03.2015 16:40:34" #JWST's Webb-cam has a new feature - time-lapses created from the NASA Goddard cleanroom cams! Find the latest here: http://jwst.nasa.gov/WebbCamClips/
Here's one of them - our pathfinder (or test) backplane being readied and packed up for its tri
"03.03.2015 19:53:12" Upgrades to #JWST's Near-Infrared Spectrograph done! Read more: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Improved_vision_for_James_Webb_Space_Telescope
Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"26.02.2015 21:17:41" Here's an overview of how #JWST works by How Stuff Workshttp://science.howstuffworks.com/james-webb-space-telescope.htm #tbt #ICYMI
"26.02.2015 15:51:40" nasa.gov Webb Conversations: It's All About Infrared - Why Build the James Webb Space Telescope This is the second installment in a four-part series of conversations with Paul Geithner, Deputy Project Manager, about different aspects of the telescope. Here's part 2 of our conversation with Paul Geithner, Deputy Project Manager, Technical of the James Webb Space Telescope. In it, Paul talks about the science of JWST.
"25.02.2015 19:30:38" #JWST's pathfinder (or test) backplane is readied for cryo tests at NASA Johnson's giant Chamber A, its secondary mirror boom extended: Read more: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/16439315687/
Image credit: NASA/Desiree Stover
"24.02.2015 18:27:36" Meet another member of our team - Ray Lundquist, systems manager for our instrument module: http://jwst.nasa.gov/meet-lundquist.html
"23.02.2015 21:16:00" The James Webb Space Telescope's giant shipping container, called the Space Telescope Transporter for Air Road and Sea (STTARS), arrived at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Feb. 5, 2015, with important cargo: a test model of part of the tele
"23.02.2015 20:43:03" youtube.com NASA Eddie Redmayne PSA Stephen Hawking, one of the most prominent cosmologists of our time, has given voice to the great heights humanity can achieve. Recently, actor Eddie Redmayn... Congrats to Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne. Watch his PSA supporting NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration missions, including #JWST here: http://bit.ly/1w30zHb.
"23.02.2015 19:04:11" A big, bright James Webb Space Telescope “STTARS” is now deep in the heart of Texas. The Space Telescope Transporter for Air Road and Sea (STTARS) is a giant white shipping container with a very important cargo: a test model of part of the Webb teles
"23.02.2015 15:59:12" Astronomers have used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to take the most detailed edge on picture to date of a large disk of gas and dust encircling the 20 million-year-old star Beta Pictoris.
Beta Pictoris is the only star to date where astronomers hav
"20.02.2015 19:51:09" #JWST's pathfinder (test) backplane sits in its shipping container in front of NASA Johnson's massive Chamber A: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/16593659115/
Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
"19.02.2015 18:57:24" #JWST's test backplane is now at NASA Johnson for cryogenic tests. It was flown there via a C-5! https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/15960481284/
Image credit: Desiree Stover
"13.02.2015 18:54:43" A ring of sun-like stars is pulled from a galaxy: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2015/04/image/a/ #JWST will help us learn more about bizarre effects of galactic interactions.
Credit: NASA and ESA
"12.02.2015 16:14:33" This is the first installment in a four-part series of conversations with Paul Geithner, our deputy project manager, technical, about different aspects of the James Webb Space Telescope. So if you've always wanted to know more, check this out: http:
"10.02.2015 19:24:52" The James Webb Space Telescope's test backplane & mirrors being loaded into a C-5 which will take them to Texas, where they will undergo cryo testing at NASA Johnson: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/16308503087/
Image credit: NASA/De
"09.02.2015 18:47:39" User Training in JWST Data Analysis. If you are going to be using our data, learn how to reduce it!
More info: http://www.stsci.edu/institute/conference/ut_jwst_da/