NASA Webb Telescope
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We're inviting you to create #JWST inspired art, and share with us on #JWSTArt! Read more about how and why: [ Nasa.gov Link ]

NASA Invites You to Create James Webb Space Telescope-inspired Art

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NASA Webb Telescope
01/18/2017 at 18:28. Facebook
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: [ Jwst.nasa.gov Link ]
You might have heard of the Hubble Deep Field, but did you know that the Chandra X-ray Observatory captured a deep field as well? Chandra has now produced the deepest X-ray image of the early Universe to date, which was collected with about 7 million seconds of observing time. The central region of this image contains the highest concentration of supermassive black holes ever seen - about...
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Vibration tests are one of the many tests that spacecraft and instruments endure to ensure they are fit for spaceflight. The latest update: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]

NASA's Webb Telescope to Resume Vibration Testing in January

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What's in store for 2017? #JWST has some big milestones ahead as we get closer to our 2018 launch. [ Tumblr.com Link ]

What’s in Store for 2017 at NASA?

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NASA Goddard put together a "rewind mixtape" of our Center's highlights and memorable moments for 2016! You'll spot us in here. :-)
Could this planet have winds of sapphires and rubies? #JWST's MIRI instrument could potentially analyze its clouds.

This planet potentially has clouds made up of corundum, which is the mineral that forms rubies and sapphires. There is evidence for these types of clouds in other super-hot planets like WASP-12b. JWST's MIRI could potentially look at this planet in the infrared (specifically...
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Winds of rubies and sapphires strike the sky of giant planet

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Key facts about #JWST in 13 different languages and counting! We even have Dothraki! [ Jwst.nasa.gov Link ]

(Also Finnish, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian, German, Spanish, and more!)
Ten years ago today, on December 10, 2006, Dr. John Mather received the Nobel Prize for Physics, chosen by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Dr. Mather shares the prize with George F. Smoot of the University of California for their work using the COBE satellite to measure the heat radiation from the Big Bang.

Mather is a Senior Astrophysicist in the Observational Cosmology Laboratory...
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Who was #JWST's namesake James Webb? Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast features his life and work at NASA: [ Missedinhistory.com Link ]

James Webb and NASA’s Early Days

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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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Senior Project Scientist (and Nobel Laureate) @COBE_Dr gives a crash course on the history of the Universe (and #JWST): (via PopTech) [ Vimeo.com Link ]

Seeing into space like never before

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An alternate view of yesterday's #NASA Image of the Day, showing #JWST going into a clean tent. Yesterday's image: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ] and higher res of the alternate view: [ Flickr.com Link ]

The clean tent is going over the telescope because the James Webb Space Telescope has temporarily moved to another location at NASA Goddard for vibration and acoustic testing - tests designed to...
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A short video feature on our own Dr. Amber Straughn, an astrophysicist and project scientist for JWST. It is part of a larger story produced by Northrop Grumman in partnership with filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn. Watch here: [ Northropgrumman.com Link ]

Into the Unknown – Coming December 2016

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What looks like a teleporter from science fiction being draped over NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, is actually a "clean tent." The clean tent protects Webb from dust and dirt when engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland transport the next generation space telescope out of the relatively dust-free cleanroom and into the shirtsleeve environment of the vibration...
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A feature on our fantastic Project Manager, Bill Ochs:

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Chasing the Big Bang

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Alan Vedder gave us permission to share these fun photos. His daughters built a model of the James Webb Space Telescope for their school science fair. He told us that they worked very hard on it, learned a lot during the process, and have become very interested in its progress. Great job, girls! Thank you for sharing!

Image credits: Alan Vedder
#JWST engineer Begoña Vila on NPR, "Some Assembly Required: New Space Telescope Will Take Shape After Launch" [ N.pr Link ]

Some Assembly Required: New Space Telescope Will Take Shape After Launch

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