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NASA Webb Telescope
06/22/2017 at 17:36. Facebook
The James Webb Space Telescope will spend its summer in Houston in a deep freeze, experiencing conditions similar to those it will experience in space! Read more: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]

Engineers will perform the test to prove that the telescope can operate in space at these temperatures. Chamber A will simulate an environment where the telescope will experience extreme cold -- around 37...
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NASA Webb Telescope
NASA Webb Telescope
06/21/2017 at 21:04. Facebook
Dr. John Mather, senior project scientist and Nobel Laureate, spoke today at NASA's Johnson Space Center about, "Future Science, Brilliant Engineering for James Webb Space Telescope." Mather said he spoke on behalf of "7 billion current earthlings, 10,000 future observers, 3,000 engineers and technicians, 100 scientists worldwide, and 3 space agencies."

Why is Webb at Johnson? For a ~100 day...
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Dr John Mather senior project scientist and Nobel Laureate spoke today at
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NASA Webb Telescope
NASA Webb Telescope
06/21/2017 at 20:07. Facebook
We are excited to announce the winners off the high school-level OPSPARC engineering design challenge. The winning group will be presenting their James Webb Space Telescope spinoff tomorrow at NASA Goddard.

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We are excited to announce the winners off the high schoollevel OPSPARC
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We'll be moving the James Webb Space Telescope into a giant testing chamber at NASA's Johnson Space Center soon! Read why: [ Nasa.gov Link ]

Image credit: Desiree Stover
Well be moving the James Webb Space Telescope into a giant testing
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Local to NASA Goddard? Our free NASA Goddard Visitor Center exhibit of James Webb Space Telescope-inspired art was extended through July 2! [ Nasa.gov Link ] (Directions at the bottom of the linked article.)

If you're near Austin, TX, you can see a selection of the art (plus some new pieces) at Art.Science.Gallery. [ Artsciencegallery.com Link ]
Local to NASA Goddard Our free NASA Goddard Visitor Center exhibit of
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Icy moons, galaxy clusters, and distant worlds will be among the selected targets for the James Webb Space Telescope! (These observations will be made during the first year of observations, after commissioning is finished.) Read the general announcement here: [ Nasa.gov Link ]

For those curious about the specifics of these first selected targets, the science site at the Space Telescope...
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Icy moons galaxy clusters and distant worlds will be among the selected
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At #AwesomeCon, Washington, DC, Sat. June 17, 5:30pm, room 144A - come hear our team talk about the art of bringing the James Webb Space Telescope to the public!

Right after our communications panel, Dr. John Mather (Nobel Laureate & our senior project scientist) will be giving a talk on Webb at 6:30pm, room 150.

Schedule: [ Awesome-con.com Link ]
At AwesomeCon Washington DC Sat June 17 530pm room 144A come hear
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Two exoplanets alike in size and temperature, in similar distance orbits around similar stars - so why are their atmospheres so different? Read more: [ Nasa.gov Link ]

Image: This diagram compares Hubble Space Telescope observations of two "hot Jupiter"-class planets orbiting very closely to different sun-like stars. Astronomers measured how light from each parent star is filtered through...
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Two exoplanets alike in size and temperature in similar distance orbits around
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Taken from inside NASA's Johnson Space Center's Chamber A, the James Webb Space Telescope is shown being lifted onto its test stand. It will eventually be slid into the chamber for cryogenic testing.

Read more about Chamber A and the tests on Webb:
[ Nasa.gov Link ]

Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
Taken from inside NASAs Johnson Space Centers Chamber A the James Webb
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In the Austin, TX area? Perhaps in town for the American Astronomical Society Meeting? Art.Science.Gallery. is having a free exhibit of James Webb Space Telescope-inspired art, June 3-July 29th, 2017. The exhibit is showing a subset of the art currently on display at the NASA Goddard Visitor Center, which was created as the result of an artist event here at Goddard.

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Want to know how and why we are testing the James Webb Space Telescope in Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center? Here's all your questions answered: [ Nasa.gov Link ]

Image credit: NASA/Desiree Stover
Want to know how and why we are testing the James Webb
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So, how did we transport the giant James Webb Space Telescope from NASA Goddard in Maryland all the way to NASA Johnson in Houston? And why?

(You can download this video here: [ Gsfc.nasa.gov Link ]

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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The enormous Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center opens wide for the James Webb Space Telescope! Read more about our upcoming testing: [ Nasa.gov Link ]

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The enormous Chamber A at NASAs Johnson Space Center opens wide for
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Learn more about our "WebbCam" - in case you missed it, it has moved over to NASA's Johnson Space Center while the James Webb Space Telescope is there for cryotesting: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Learn more about our WebbCam in case you missed it it has

NASA's "Webb-cam" Captures Engineers at Work on Webb at Johnson

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A throwback to March, when we performed acoustic testing on the James Webb Space Telescope at NASA Goddard. Because rockets are loud and vibrate a lot, we simulate the effect that will have on a spacecraft, to be sure it will survive the ride to space. We did vibration tests first - but we also did acoustic tests, where Webb was blasted with sound. Learn more with this video.

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It's springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom.

In this photo, NASA technicians lifted the telescope using a crane and moved it inside a clean room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Once launched into space, the Webb telescope’s 18-segmented gold mirror is specially designed to capture...
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Its springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASAs James Webb Space
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The towering primary mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope stands inside a cleanroom at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, where it will undergo its last cryogenic test before it is launched into space in 2018. In preparation for testing, the “wings” of the mirror (which consist of the three segments on each side) were spread open. This photo shows one fully deployed wing, and one...
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The towering primary mirror of NASAs James Webb Space Telescope stands inside
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In this photo, the James Webb Space Telescope has just arrived at Ellington Field, in Houston, Tx from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The telescope was safely ensconced in a special transporter case (called the Space Telescope Transporter for Air, Road, and Sea, or STTARS) which attaches to a truck. Webb telescope was first driven from NASA Goddard to Andrews, and then put in a C-5 cargo...
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In this photo the James Webb Space Telescope has just arrived at
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James Webb Space Telescope Arrives at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where it will undergo its last cryogenic test before it is launched into space in 2018.

The telescope was loaded onto a trailer truck from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and moved slowly down a highway by...
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James Webb Space Telescope Arrives at NASA’s Johnson Space Center
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