#Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope Unfurls

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The massive sun shield protecting the James Webb Space Telescope has been successfully unfurled according to NASA. The process, which began after its Christmas day launch, has completed its initial phase today. While tests and tensioning will still need to done the most complicated phase of the deployment...

NASA successfully deploys the James Webb Telescope’s HUGE mirror

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The successor to Hubble - NASA's James Webb Space Telescope - has been successfully tested for the very first time. The state of the art James Webb Space Telescope (JWS) is slated to be launched in 2021, however before it can launch the telescope needs to be...

China powers up Alien Hunting Radio Telescope

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Last Saturday China officially brought its gigantic alien-hunting radio telescope online. While the Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) telescope - known informally as “Sky Eye” - saw construction completed in 2016 it has spent the last few years testing and debugging before it officially came online. The Chinese...

Planet-hunter telescope TESS launches today

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A new tool for would be planet hunters is due to blast off from Cape Canaveral later today. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is designed to use its four cameras to scan (almost) the whole sky - nabbing images of nearly 200,000 stars. Astronomers believe the...

James Webb Telescope: Telescope moves to Vacuum Test Chamber A, Johnson Space Center, Houston

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The James Webb Telescope has moved into Test Chamber A, where NASA Engineers will simulate an environment where the telescope close to that of space. This phase of testing is crucial to demonstrate the telescope can operate in the extreme temperatures of space. The test chamber can drop...

The James Webb Space Telescope Primary Mirror is being Prepared for Testing

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NASA has released a stunning image of the James Webb Space Telescope Primary Mirror being prepared for testing at Johnson Space Center The image above shows the towering primary mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope inside a cleanroom at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. It is...