James Webb Space Telescope

NASA delays launch of world's largest space telescope until 2020

NASA delays launch of world's largest space telescope until 2020

The most powerful space telescope ever built, the Webb telescope is considered to be the successor to NASA's 26-year-old Hubble Space Telescope.

Mar 28, 2018, 11:47 AM IST
NASA says world's largest space telescope ready for launch

NASA says world's largest space telescope ready for launch

The James Webb Space Telescope will be launched on board an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana in October 2018, NASA said.

Nov 03, 2016, 08:59 AM IST
NASA's Hubble breaks cosmic distance record; spots farthest known galaxy in universe

NASA's Hubble breaks cosmic distance record; spots farthest known galaxy in universe

Previously, the team had estimated GN-z11's distance by determining its colour through imaging with Hubble and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Mar 04, 2016, 08:28 AM IST
Watch: NASA to keep an eye on the universe through its latest telescope!

Watch: NASA to keep an eye on the universe through its latest telescope!

Slated to be launched in the mid-2020s, the observatory will also discover new worlds outside our solar system and advance the search for worlds that could be suitable for life. 

Feb 19, 2016, 19:53 PM IST
NASA set to replace Hubble with James Webb telescope in 3 years

NASA set to replace Hubble with James Webb telescope in 3 years

The James Webb Space Telescope will be the premier astronomical observatory of the next decade.

Nov 26, 2015, 11:47 AM IST

Universe may have fewer galaxies than expected

A new study has shown that Universe may contain fewer galaxies than what was expected.

Jul 06, 2015, 15:04 PM IST

New study to shed light on 'super-Earths'

 A new study has provided a deeper insight into the long-running hunt for super-Earths orbiting into the space.

Oct 16, 2014, 12:38 PM IST

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope backplane ready for mirror integration

The static load testing of the primary mirror backplane support structure (PMBSS) for NASA`s James Webb Space Telescope has been completed.

Jul 09, 2014, 21:00 PM IST

Next-generation NASA telescope on track for 2018 launch

The head of US space agency NASA has said that its next-generation James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the 24-year-old Hubble Space Telescope, is on track for a 2018 launch.

Feb 04, 2014, 17:09 PM IST

Elements come together for next big telescope: NASA

All the pieces of the most powerful space telescope ever are ready for assembly at NASA, the US space agency said Monday.

Feb 04, 2014, 03:14 AM IST

Now, you too can become a planetary nursery finding `detective`

NASA has begun inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from the agency`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission through a new website, DiskDetective.org.

Jan 31, 2014, 13:31 PM IST

NASA`s new telescope can detect signs of life on planets orbiting white dwarfs

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), set to be launched by NASA in 2018, will be capable of detecting oxygen and water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a white dwarf.

Apr 25, 2013, 12:39 PM IST

Quasar embedded in dusty galaxy hiding secrets

Observation of one of the most distant and brightest quasars in the universe has surprised Hubble astronomers as they did not see the underlying host galaxy of stars feeding it.

Oct 24, 2012, 14:08 PM IST

Canada unveils device for big space telescope

The Canadian Space Agency has unveiled a precision equipment that will be used on the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble.

Jul 26, 2012, 14:51 PM IST

NASA vows $8.8 bn space telescope on track for `18

After a series of delays and billions spent over budget, the potent James Webb Space Telescope is on track to launch in 2018 at a total project cost of USD 8.8 billion, NASA has vowed.

Dec 07, 2011, 08:57 AM IST