Final Box Checked!!

Day 30: Last Deployment Box Checked Off!

Today Webb concluded a month of incredible achievements, and we checked off the last box on our deployment “To Do List.” Webb’s last deployment activity, insertion into L2 orbit, is now complete. Although there are many more achievements to look forward to, let’s take a moment to review what the ...
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Webb Telescope emerging from the Ariane 5 faring

Why will it take six months to see JWST’s first science images?

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is ready for launch from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. More than 20 years in the making, JWST’s observations of the cosmos will change our understanding of our universe ...
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3 Hubble images

Healing Hubble

Hubble is one of the most successful science experiments ever. Although Hubble is currently not observing, the good news is that its dedicated team has a handle on the problem and will get it up and running again soon ...
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Logos of the 47 47 US institutions and 3 international affiliates that comprise AURA’s Member Institutions.

AURA Annual Meeting 2021

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) Annual Meeting is an opportunity for representatives to gather from the 47 US institutions and 3 international affiliates that comprise AURA’s Member Institutions ...
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Photo of Jupiter with a red scar from the comet collision

What the Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact Taught Us

By Heidi Hammel What were the most important lessons were from that week of comet-caused chaos? I list three: knowledge of Jupiter, advancement of impact physics, and a foretaste of our possible future on Earth ...
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