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The James Webb Space Telescope is almost ready to start blowing our minds
We're just weeks away from getting official scientific data from the space telescope as final equipment tests wrap up.
A fully aligned James Webb Space Telescope captures a glorious image of a star
Eighteen mirror segments on NASA's newest space telescope worked in unison to take this deep field image.
The James Webb Space Telescope showed us its first star
Engineers are using gyroscopes and fine-grain precision to align all 18 mirrors and get the telescope running.
NASA’s James Webb telescope is about to arrive at an exceptional point in space
The telescope will drift at gravity's tipping point between Earth and the sun.
The James Webb telescope could help solve the mystery of dark matter
The search for dark matter might also be the search for the oldest black holes.
The James Webb Space Telescope has fully unfurled its complex, massive sunshield
A delicate ballet of cables, membranes, and other moving parts is complete, 600,000 miles from Earth.
NASA’s James Webb telescope is unfurling a super-thin shield to save it from the sun
The telescope must be kept at -370°F, which is cold enough to freeze nitrogen.
After years of delays, the James Webb telescope is finally in space
The launch was a success, but mission control’s work is just beginning.
There is no Planet B
The James Webb Space Telescope fuels our obsession with finding another Earth, but that misses the point.
The James Webb telescope will soon be hunting for ‘first light’
Set to launch this week, the telescope is built to see distant galaxies and atmospheres in infrared. Here's how.