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A neat little way to help you envision what it'd be like to be on the surface of TRAPPIST-1d...
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In case you missed it, today's big exoplanet announcement!
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In case you missed it, there will be an exhibit of James Webb Space Telescope-inspired art at the NASA Goddard Visitor Center starting March 3, and running through April 16th. It is free and open to the public. Media are invited to come at 1pm on March 2nd for a preview!

Information on attending the media preview on on the exhibit itself is here: [ Link ]

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James Webb Space Telescope Art Exhibit Opens to Public
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Free and open to the public! The James Webb Space Telescope: Science + Art exhibit, will run March 3 to April 16th at the NASA Goddard Visitor Center in Greenbelt, MD. More info on visiting the exhibit: [ Link ]

This art was created by artists who were selected to attend a special event in November 2016, where they were able to be inspired by the actual telescope. The artists...
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Public talk on #JWST - Dr. Amber Straughn will be at Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario on March 1. Tickets are now sold out, but there is a free webcast, more info here: [ Link ]

A New Era in Astronomy: Amber Straughn Public Lecture - Inside the Perimeter
Curious to know more about #JWST vibration testing? Our new feature: [ Link ]

NASA Gives the Webb Telescope a Shakedown
A short featurette about how engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland practice moving a mock up version of the James Webb Space Telescope onto the vibration facility, before moving the actual telescope for sine vibration tests.

You can download this video here: [ Link ]

It's also on YouTube: [ Link ]

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Phil Sabelhaus JWST Project Manager 2003 - 2010

Dear Members Of The JWST Family,

It is with much sorrow that I must tell you that our friend and colleague Phil Sabelhaus has passed away. Phil was a friend and mentor. Without Phil’s leadership and wisdom over the years he was the JWST project manager, we would not be where we are today. The Flight Control Room at the JWST Mission Operations...
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What happens when galaxies interact? The "Porpoise" galaxy is a spiral that is being distorted by gravitational interaction with its elliptical neighbor. The James Webb Space Telescope is going to help us understand more about how galaxies form, merge, and evolve. Read more: [ Link ]

For more about this image, see the Astronomy Picture of the Day: [ Link ]

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We are sad to report the passing of Phil Sabelhaus. He will be remembered for his contributions to NASA, to Goddard, and to the James Webb Space Telescope. The Webb Mission Operations Center at the Space Telescope Science Institute will be named in his honor. More: [ Link ]

Goddard Center Director Remarks on Passing of Phil Sabelhaus
Northrop Grumman’s giant full-scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope was visited by Animal Planet’s tiny Puppy Bowl all-stars! The full-scale model was in Houston at the Super Bowl Live event, which ended February 5th. More information about NASA's presence there: [ Link ]

Photo credit: Mike McClare
While two football teams will be put to the test at Super Bowl LI in Houston, engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, are testing the most powerful space telescope ever built, the James Webb Space Telescope. To demonstrate all the shaking, quaking and super-chill temperatures the Webb telescope is going through, Goddard engineers did similar tests - with a...
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Pictured is Dr. Ellen Ochoa, retired astronaut and current director of NASA's Johnson Space Center. She is standing in front of Northrop Grumman's full-scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope, at the Super Bowl LIVE event in Houston. (It runs through Feb 5, 2017.)

Webb will be traveling to NASA Johnson in the spring of 2017 for an end-to-end test in Chamber A, the giant thermal vacuum...
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If you're in the Houston area and want to learn more about the James Webb Space Telescope (and other cool NASA stuff), come visit us at at Super Bowl LIVE, a nine-day fan festival running Jan. 28 through Feb. 5.

Northrop Grumman's full-scale model will be there, outside Discovery Green, and there will be JWST project folks to answer your questions!

More info: [ Link ]

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Vibration testing on #JWST successfully resumed! More detail and a status update here: [ Link ]

NASA Restarts Rigorous Vibration Testing on James Webb Space Telescope
We're inviting you to create #JWST inspired art, and share with us on #JWSTArt! Read more about how and why: [ Link ]

NASA Invites You to Create James Webb Space Telescope-inspired Art
Artists of all kinds were invited to apply for the chance to visit our Goddard Space Flight Center to be inspired by the giant, golden, fully-assembled James Webb Space Telescope mirror. Webb has a mirror that is nearly 22 feet high and (to optimize it for infrared observations) is covered in a microscopic layer of actual gold. Because of Webb’s visually striking appearance, the project hosted...
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Patricia sent us this pic of her daughter Charlotte, and Charlotte's school project and model of #JWST! Thank you for sharing!

If you'd like to make your own paper model, we have directions here: [ Link ]