James Webb Space Telescope assigned its first 13 targets

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope hasn't even reached the launch pad and it's already getting its first job orders. The internationally-developed, multi-billion-dollar instrument, which is scheduled to lift off atop an Ariane 5 rocket from the Kourou spaceport in 2019, has been assigned 13 "early release" programs designed to study a wide variety of phenomena. Ranging from observations of Jupiter to the formations of galaxies in the early Universe, the programs will show off Webb's capabilities and guide later research... Continue Reading James Webb Space Telescope assigned its first 13 targets Category: Space Tags: ESA James Webb Space Telescope NASA Space telescope Related Articles: Construction is complete on the James Webb Space Telescope's primary mirror Solar telescope recovered after a year on ice World's largest connected radio telescop

James Webb Space Telescope assigned its first 13 targets

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope hasn't even reached the launch pad and it's already getting its first job orders. The internationally-developed, multi-billion-dollar instrument, which ...

Thu 16 Nov 17 from Gizmag

Clash of the titans

Astronomers report one of the most extreme and violent galaxy clashes ever. Andrew Masterson reports.

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Cosmos Magazine

Duo of titanic galaxies captured in extreme starbursting merger

New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have uncovered the never-before-seen close encounter between two astoundingly bright and spectacularly massive galaxies ...

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Phys.org

Duo of titanic galaxies captured in extreme starbursting merger, Mon 13 Nov 17 from ScienceDaily

Observations of a comet's first passage through the solar system reveal unexpected secrets

Comets are our most direct link to the earliest stages of the formation and evolution of the solar system. Only every few years is a new comet discovered that is making its first trip to the ...

Fri 10 Nov 17 from Phys.org

Origami in Orbit: Ancient Art Inspires Efficient Spacecraft

The ancient art of origami has inspired numerous NASA spacecraft designs, allowing scientists to pack more technology into smaller space-bound instruments.

Thu 16 Nov 17 from SPACE.com

Studying Exoplanet Atmospheres Challenges Even the Hubble Space Telescope (Video)

Learn about how scientists use the Hubble Space Telescope to study exoplanet atmospheres and about the limitations of these techniques.

Wed 15 Nov 17 from SPACE.com

ALMA details merger of two massive, super bright galaxies

ALMA has provided astronomers with new observations of the ongoing merger between two hyper-luminous starburst galaxies.

Mon 13 Nov 17 from UPI

Clash of "Titan" Galaxies - 13 Billion Years Ago

Ithaca NY (SPX) Nov 15, 2017 A pair of massive, hyper-luminous galaxies are merging in front of astronomer's eyes for the first time and revealing secrets of cosmic creation. "Discovering ...

Wed 15 Nov 17 from SpaceDaily

ALMA captures duo of titanic galaxies in extreme starbursting merger

Charlottesville VA (SPX) Nov 14, 2017 New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have uncovered the never-before-seen close encounter between two astoundingly ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from SpaceDaily

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