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Tag: Space Telescopes

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 JPL: Crazy Engineering: Starshade/Coronagraph

Sometimes light just gets in the way. A look at two technologies that block starlight to give telescopes a better view of distant Earth-like planets. For more information on exoplanet research: exoplanets.jpl.nasa.gov  

NASA: WFIRST: The Best of Both Worlds

NASA officially is beginning work on an astrophysics mission designed to help unlock the secrets of the universe — the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST). With a view 100 times bigger than that of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, WFIRST will aid researchers in their efforts to unravel the secrets of dark energy and dark …

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Gresham College: The Next Big Questions in Astronomy

For each exciting advance or discovery that takes place in Astronomy, other just as important questions either arise or remain unanswered. What will the near future bring? Exciting space missions, satellites and telescopes – and the fundamental scientific challenges they are designed to tackle. Carolin Susan Crawford is a British communicator of science, astrophysicist researcher, …

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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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