The first picture of Neptune to be taken by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope reveals the latest, greatest details of the ice giant's atmosphere, moons, and rings in infrared wavelengths.
The exoplanet is a gas giant, meaning it has no rocky surface and could not be habitable. The image shows how Webb's powerful infrared gaze can easily capture worlds beyond our solar system.
This observation of a gas giant planet orbiting a Sun-like star 700 light-years away provides important insights into the composition and formation of the planet.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has produced the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date. Known as Webb'nas First Deep Field, this image of galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 is overflowing with detail.
A critical stage of the James Webb Space Telescope's mirror alignment has been completed, keeping the state-of-the-art observatory on track to commence science observations in a few months.
A powerful European Ariane 5 rocket boosted NASA’s $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope into space on Christmas Day, kicking off a great attempt to capture light from the first galaxies to form in the aftermath of the Big Bang.
The James Webb Space Telescope would be the most complex imaging hardware that NASA has attempted to put into space. But so far, that complexity has driven extensive delays.
Top officials said Tuesday that more time is needed to assemble and test the James Webb Space Telescope, which is considered a successor to the long-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope.
weJames Webb telescope will study the “ocean worlds” of Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus, the telescope’s observations could also help guide future missions to the icy moons.
One particular goal of JWST involves observing some of the most distant events and objects in the Universe. Another goal is understanding the formation of stars and planets. This will include direct imaging of exoplanets.
NASA has announced that they've installed the first of the James Webb Space Telescope's mirrors. The part is one of eighteen that will eventually be bolted to the satellite, which is set to launch in 2018.