We Have Our First Look at Neptune's Rings in 33 Years

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.

NASA's Webb takes its first-ever direct image of distant world

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.

NASA's Webb Detects Carbon Dioxide in Exoplanet Atmosphere

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 reveals 5 stunning, new images from JWST

The first full-color image from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has been released. The images are be the deepest and highest resolution ever taken of the universe, according to NASA.

NASA's Webb Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe Yet

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.

Webb Just Sent Back Its First-Ever Sharp Image of a Star

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.

James Webb telescope's mirrors fully deployed

After successfully unfolding the James Webb Space Telescope’s sunshade and optical elements, scientists and engineers are now ready to begin a multi-step process to align the primary mirror’s 18 hexagonal segments.

James Webb Space Telescope finally on its way to discovery

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.

Webb Space Telescope pushed back again, won’t launch until 2021

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.

Space Telescopes That Could Fly by the 2030s

With the recent launch of TESS and the JWST scheduled to launch by 2020 - a lot of attention has been focused on the next-generation space telescopes that will be taking to space in the coming years.

NASA Delays Next-Generation Space Telescope Until 2020

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.

NASA’s Webb Telescope Will Study Our Solar System’s “Ocean Worlds”

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.

Rise of the Super Telescopes

The next generations will be fed a steady diet of images and discoveries stemming from the Super Telescopes. And the LUVOIR will be front and centre among those ‘scopes.

NASA's Next Great Space Telescope (JWST)

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.

The James Webb Space Telescope's First Mirror Has Been Installed

  • 30 Nov 2015

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.