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A New Era in Astronomy: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Dr. Amber Straughn of NASA provides a behind-the-scenes look at the James Webb Space Telescope in this public lecture at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.  

NASA: James Webb Space Telescope Update

Members of the media were invited to join NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Nov. 2 at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for an update about what’s in store for NASA’s next great observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, and a rare glimpse of the telescope’s mirrors. During the event, Bolden and other agency leaders …

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The Planetary Society: Planetary Post – HUGE Space Telescope

This month, Robert Picardo (the doctor in Star Trek Voyager) and Bill Nye took a trip to the Goddard Space Flight Center to see the James Webb Space Telescope being built in the clean room. This is the 5th installment of The Planetary Post, our monthly newsletter from Robert Picardo featuring the most notable space …

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NASA: Nick Siegler | Planet Hunting

The Search for Planets, Habitability, and Life in our Galaxy What will the first evidence of life outside our own solar system look like? And what future technologies are required to discover that evidence? Exoplanet-hunting space-borne telescopes must suppress the bright glare from stars up to ten billion times in order to directly image the …

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Peter Cullen: The James Webb Space Telescope

Voice actor Peter Cullen, known from film and television, describes NASA;s next generation space telescope  

SciShow: Cloudy With A Chance Of Aliens: How We Look for Extraterrestrial Life

What do astronomers look for when they study exoplanets for signs of alien life? Hank explains how space telescopes are already yielding tantalizing clues of what other worlds might hold — including water! — and how the next generation of technology will be able to reveal to us. SciShow discusses science news and history and …

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NASA Highlights James Webb Space Telescope Progress

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland participated in a news conference Feb. 3 at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., to discuss the status of the agency’s flagship science project, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Bolden and Mikulski congratulated the JWST team for the integration at Goddard of …

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CFA: After Kepler

The Kepler spacecraft was launched in 2009 to find the first Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars. In this talk hosted by Harvard University, three speakers summarize the spacecraft’s mission and highlights some of its surprising discoveries. They also talk about the planned follow-up mission called TESS. Speakers: Dimitar Sasselov, Soren Meibom, and David Latham. The …

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Amber Straughn: Beyond Hubble – A New Era of Astronomy with the James Webb Space Telescope

This talk was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. NASA’s Amber Straughn, whose broad interests include galaxy formation and evolution, will discuss a new space-bsed telescope with improved technologies. Straughn is a research astrophysicist with the Observational Cosmology Project at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

NASA: James Webb Space Telescope Google+ Hangout

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be the premiere observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. It will study every phase in the history of our Universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, …

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