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Troy Schindler 2021-04-14
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NASA is talking about a new space telescope that will launch in the mid-2020s. The new telescope is the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, or simply the Roman Space Telescope. It’s an infrared telescope that will help NASA peer into the infrared universe in an unprecedented fashion. One of the most important things that the Roman Space Telescope will allow … Continue reading
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Albert Colburn 2021-03-07
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NASA's successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, is inching closer to its launch date.
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Letha Byrd 2021-07-14
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Procedure on stricken space telescope may be attempted later this week

NASA has completed a formal review of what engineers will have to do to switch the Hubble Space Telescope to its backup hardware.…

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Dwight Black 2020-07-17
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Damn you coronavirus, and save some anger for the technical challenges plaguing heir-to-Hubble

NASA has announed a seven-month delay to the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the thirty-year-old Hubble Space Telescope.…

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Jerry Smith 2021-01-24
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The Hubble space telescope has been in orbit for decades, and while still extremely useful, it’s aging, and NASA is preparing to replace it. One of the key observations that the Hubble space telescope makes are images known as Hubble ultra-deep fields. The upcoming Roman space telescope will be much more capable of taking ultra deep field images than Hubble. … Continue reading
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Steven Restivo 2020-09-05
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NASA is working hard on the next generation of space-based telescopes to replace the Hubble and allow astronomers and scientists worldwide to understand the cosmos better. One of the future space telescopes is called the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, or Roman Space Telescope for short. NASA recently announced the primary mirror for the space telescope that will collect and … Continue reading
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Kristie Hernandez 2019-03-13
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For the second time in the past two years, the Trump administration has proposed canceling a planned space telescope that could help us search for life on distant exoplanets, unlock the mysteries of dark energy and explain the universe's other persistent puzzles.

The White House released its proposed budget for the next fiscal year this week that cuts funding for a number of science programs across departments.

While NASA fared relatively well, the budget still seeks to completely zero out the space agency's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), which would follow the oft-delayed James Webb Space Telescope.

Given delays and cost growth with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the Administration is not ready to proceed with another multi-billion-dollar space telescope," reads one of the proposed budget documents.

The JWST is set to become the more powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, but the project has run into problems, cost overruns and delays.

"WFIRST and JWST are highly complementary," said Princeton University astronomy professor David Spergel, who is a co-chair on the WFIRST science team.

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Carl Dechant 2021-02-28
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Hubble Space Telescope snapped an image of an object called P/2019 LD2 which is part-comet, part-asteroid.
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William Cutright 2017-12-07
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Rochester Institute of Technology astrophysicist Jeyhan Kartaltepe will be one of the first scientists to use NASA's James Webb Space Telescope soon after it launches in spring 2019.

The Webb telescope is regarded by many as the powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, with sensitive infrared detectors designed to peer 13.5 billion years into the universe's history.

Kartaltepe, assistant professor in RIT's School of Physics and Astronomy, is a leading member of the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey team selected as part of the James Webb Space Telescope Director's Discretionary Early Release Science Program.

It is one of 13 science teams that will use the $8 billion telescope first, conducting experiments during its initial cycle and testing the instruments' capabilities.

The Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science Survey will use multiple instruments on the space telescope and test different observation modes.

The international project consists of 105 astronomers from 10 countries, including 28 U.S. universities.

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Clifford Ketcham 2021-06-01
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NASA has pushed back the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, another delay for the Hubble successor, though the aim is still to have the huge and complex instrument heading to its new home in space before the end of the year. The team behind the telescope project – a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) … Continue reading
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Joseph Averitt 2021-01-06
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NASA has announced that it has approved the preliminary design plans for an upcoming space telescope known as SPHEREx. According to NASA, the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoque of Reionization, and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) space telescope has entered Phase C. Entering Phase C means with the preliminary design plans approved, work can begin on a final, detailed … Continue reading
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George Starling 2016-06-27
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Hubble being repaired during a service mission in 2002

The Hubble Space Telescope will stay in operation for at least the next five years as Nasa has extended its current contract.

Originally planned to have a lifespan of 15 years, five servicing missions the latest in 2009 have kept it capturing stunning space imagery for over 26 years.

The last service mission attached a docking space for a thruster that will eventually take Hubble out of Earth's orbit and allow it to partially burn up in the atmosphere before crashing somewhere on Earth's surface.

While Hubble observes the universe in visible and ultraviolet light, the JWST operates in the infrared spectrum, letting it study the earliest parts of the universe in more detail than optical telescopes.

JWST will also be venturing much deeper into space than Hubble and will record images from the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrange point, 1.5 million kilometres away from Earth.

During more than 26 years in orbit, Hubble has travelled more than three billion miles and beamed hundreds of thousands of photographs back to Earth, among them some of the most iconic images of our universe.

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Clarence Cohen 2021-05-11
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Like a huge, technological flower, the James Webb Space Telescope has fully opened its vast mirror for the final time while still Earthbound, with the hexagonal array of precisely configured reflectors blooming for one last test before the instrument’s launch later in 2021. Set to supplant Hubble as NASA, the ESA, and the CSA’s preeminent eye-in-the-sky, Webb is intended to … Continue reading
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Tom Brown 2021-07-16
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The Hubble Space Telescope has successfully been switched to its backup hardware, with NASA’s potentially risky fix for the ailing instrument seemingly working as planned. Hubble – which has been in operation for 31 years, giving scientists an unprecedented glimpse of distant galaxies – unexpectedly shut down in June, with the payload computer responsible for managing the telescope switching into … Continue reading
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Brendon Dwelle 2021-03-08
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The veteran spy of the deep cosmos needs a nap.
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David Sandoval 2021-07-07
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NASA is in no hurry to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, all too aware that as the list of obvious candidates for the venerable instrument’s unexpected shutdown shortens, the risks of permanent damage increase. It’s been more than three weeks since Hubble abruptly went offline, the space telescope switching into safe mode and interrupting scientific research. Safe mode is, as … Continue reading
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Troy Schindler 2021-04-14
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NASA is talking about a new space telescope that will launch in the mid-2020s. The new telescope is the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, or simply the Roman Space Telescope. It’s an infrared telescope that will help NASA peer into the infrared universe in an unprecedented fashion. One of the most important things that the Roman Space Telescope will allow … Continue reading
Letha Byrd 2021-07-14
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Procedure on stricken space telescope may be attempted later this week

NASA has completed a formal review of what engineers will have to do to switch the Hubble Space Telescope to its backup hardware.…

Jerry Smith 2021-01-24
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The Hubble space telescope has been in orbit for decades, and while still extremely useful, it’s aging, and NASA is preparing to replace it. One of the key observations that the Hubble space telescope makes are images known as Hubble ultra-deep fields. The upcoming Roman space telescope will be much more capable of taking ultra deep field images than Hubble. … Continue reading
Kristie Hernandez 2019-03-13
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For the second time in the past two years, the Trump administration has proposed canceling a planned space telescope that could help us search for life on distant exoplanets, unlock the mysteries of dark energy and explain the universe's other persistent puzzles.

The White House released its proposed budget for the next fiscal year this week that cuts funding for a number of science programs across departments.

While NASA fared relatively well, the budget still seeks to completely zero out the space agency's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), which would follow the oft-delayed James Webb Space Telescope.

Given delays and cost growth with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the Administration is not ready to proceed with another multi-billion-dollar space telescope," reads one of the proposed budget documents.

The JWST is set to become the more powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, but the project has run into problems, cost overruns and delays.

"WFIRST and JWST are highly complementary," said Princeton University astronomy professor David Spergel, who is a co-chair on the WFIRST science team.

William Cutright 2017-12-07
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Rochester Institute of Technology astrophysicist Jeyhan Kartaltepe will be one of the first scientists to use NASA's James Webb Space Telescope soon after it launches in spring 2019.

The Webb telescope is regarded by many as the powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, with sensitive infrared detectors designed to peer 13.5 billion years into the universe's history.

Kartaltepe, assistant professor in RIT's School of Physics and Astronomy, is a leading member of the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey team selected as part of the James Webb Space Telescope Director's Discretionary Early Release Science Program.

It is one of 13 science teams that will use the $8 billion telescope first, conducting experiments during its initial cycle and testing the instruments' capabilities.

The Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science Survey will use multiple instruments on the space telescope and test different observation modes.

The international project consists of 105 astronomers from 10 countries, including 28 U.S. universities.

Joseph Averitt 2021-01-06
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NASA has announced that it has approved the preliminary design plans for an upcoming space telescope known as SPHEREx. According to NASA, the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoque of Reionization, and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) space telescope has entered Phase C. Entering Phase C means with the preliminary design plans approved, work can begin on a final, detailed … Continue reading
Clarence Cohen 2021-05-11
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Like a huge, technological flower, the James Webb Space Telescope has fully opened its vast mirror for the final time while still Earthbound, with the hexagonal array of precisely configured reflectors blooming for one last test before the instrument’s launch later in 2021. Set to supplant Hubble as NASA, the ESA, and the CSA’s preeminent eye-in-the-sky, Webb is intended to … Continue reading
Brendon Dwelle 2021-03-08
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The veteran spy of the deep cosmos needs a nap.
Albert Colburn 2021-03-07
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NASA's successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, is inching closer to its launch date.
Dwight Black 2020-07-17
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Damn you coronavirus, and save some anger for the technical challenges plaguing heir-to-Hubble

NASA has announed a seven-month delay to the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the thirty-year-old Hubble Space Telescope.…

Steven Restivo 2020-09-05
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NASA is working hard on the next generation of space-based telescopes to replace the Hubble and allow astronomers and scientists worldwide to understand the cosmos better. One of the future space telescopes is called the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, or Roman Space Telescope for short. NASA recently announced the primary mirror for the space telescope that will collect and … Continue reading
Carl Dechant 2021-02-28
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Hubble Space Telescope snapped an image of an object called P/2019 LD2 which is part-comet, part-asteroid.
Clifford Ketcham 2021-06-01
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NASA has pushed back the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, another delay for the Hubble successor, though the aim is still to have the huge and complex instrument heading to its new home in space before the end of the year. The team behind the telescope project – a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) … Continue reading
George Starling 2016-06-27
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Hubble being repaired during a service mission in 2002

The Hubble Space Telescope will stay in operation for at least the next five years as Nasa has extended its current contract.

Originally planned to have a lifespan of 15 years, five servicing missions the latest in 2009 have kept it capturing stunning space imagery for over 26 years.

The last service mission attached a docking space for a thruster that will eventually take Hubble out of Earth's orbit and allow it to partially burn up in the atmosphere before crashing somewhere on Earth's surface.

While Hubble observes the universe in visible and ultraviolet light, the JWST operates in the infrared spectrum, letting it study the earliest parts of the universe in more detail than optical telescopes.

JWST will also be venturing much deeper into space than Hubble and will record images from the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrange point, 1.5 million kilometres away from Earth.

During more than 26 years in orbit, Hubble has travelled more than three billion miles and beamed hundreds of thousands of photographs back to Earth, among them some of the most iconic images of our universe.

Tom Brown 2021-07-16
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The Hubble Space Telescope has successfully been switched to its backup hardware, with NASA’s potentially risky fix for the ailing instrument seemingly working as planned. Hubble – which has been in operation for 31 years, giving scientists an unprecedented glimpse of distant galaxies – unexpectedly shut down in June, with the payload computer responsible for managing the telescope switching into … Continue reading
David Sandoval 2021-07-07
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NASA is in no hurry to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, all too aware that as the list of obvious candidates for the venerable instrument’s unexpected shutdown shortens, the risks of permanent damage increase. It’s been more than three weeks since Hubble abruptly went offline, the space telescope switching into safe mode and interrupting scientific research. Safe mode is, as … Continue reading