James Webb Space Telescope

NASA’s next-generation space observatory will soon spotlight exoplanets, the first galaxies, and more tantalizing cosmic targets.

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These 5 objects could be Webb's full-color first images

NASA recently dropped some hints, and here’s what we know so far.

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Webb Telescope will take aim at one of Hubble's most iconic targets

Webb will stare into the Hubble Deep Field and unearth our universe's infancy.

alien worlds

JWST will unlock the mysteries of these 7 peculiar exoplanets

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Reveal! NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will unmask quasar secrets

The James Webb Space Telescope will see if quasars limit the growth of big galaxies.

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Galaxy Cluster Abell 1351 shows off its gravitational lens

It’s nature’s giant telescope.

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The James Webb Space Telescope will stare into the Eye of Sauron this summer

Webb will help astronomers “weigh” the supermassive black hole at the galaxy's center.

Webb Watch

A micrometeor just smacked into the Webb Space Telescope — it wasn’t the first

In deep space, no one is coming to Webb’s rescue. And that’s ok.

Webb Watch

We finally know when the Webb Telescope's first color images will arrive — here’s what to expect

“We’re just human, and we cannot predict what the universe is going to tell us.”

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These galaxies have no dark matter — and astronomers may finally know why

A galaxy 65 million light years away holds secrets to an ancient traffic jam, which may have kicked out dark matter in the process.

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How do astronomers find exoplanets? 5 of the best methods, explained

With 5000+ exoplanets out there, not all detection methods are built the same.

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What are redshift and blueshift? How astronomers learn the distance of far-off objects

They can help unearth plants or tell us about the most distant objects in the universe.

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Distant quasars reveal a surprising process that capped the first black holes' growth

A new analysis of the early universe shows quasars with growth capped by surrounding matter.

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Engage! NASA prepares the Webb Telescope camera that will find new alien worlds

To find planets outside the Solar System, Webb's main imager will stare at starlight.

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Webb Telescope alignment and more: Understand the world through 7 images

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Swish! Webb Telescope needs to hit these major milestones next to achieve pivotal “first light”

NASA's newest telescope is rounding the final corner to first light.

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What is the Epoch of Reionization? Inside one of the Webb Telescope’s prime targets

The early universe wasn't exactly known for its clear skies.

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These 5 objects could be Webb's full-color first images

NASA recently dropped some hints, and here’s what we know so far.

Science

Webb Telescope will take aim at one of Hubble's most iconic targets

Webb will stare into the Hubble Deep Field and unearth our universe's infancy.

alien worlds

JWST will unlock the mysteries of these 7 peculiar exoplanets

Science

Reveal! NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will unmask quasar secrets

The James Webb Space Telescope will see if quasars limit the growth of big galaxies.

Science

Galaxy Cluster Abell 1351 shows off its gravitational lens

It’s nature’s giant telescope.

Science

The James Webb Space Telescope will stare into the Eye of Sauron this summer

Webb will help astronomers “weigh” the supermassive black hole at the galaxy's center.

Webb Watch

A micrometeor just smacked into the Webb Space Telescope — it wasn’t the first

In deep space, no one is coming to Webb’s rescue. And that’s ok.

Webb Watch

We finally know when the Webb Telescope's first color images will arrive — here’s what to expect

“We’re just human, and we cannot predict what the universe is going to tell us.”

Science

These galaxies have no dark matter — and astronomers may finally know why

A galaxy 65 million light years away holds secrets to an ancient traffic jam, which may have kicked out dark matter in the process.

Science

How do astronomers find exoplanets? 5 of the best methods, explained

With 5000+ exoplanets out there, not all detection methods are built the same.

Science

What are redshift and blueshift? How astronomers learn the distance of far-off objects

They can help unearth plants or tell us about the most distant objects in the universe.

Science

Distant quasars reveal a surprising process that capped the first black holes' growth

A new analysis of the early universe shows quasars with growth capped by surrounding matter.

Science

Engage! NASA prepares the Webb Telescope camera that will find new alien worlds

To find planets outside the Solar System, Webb's main imager will stare at starlight.

This week in science

Webb Telescope alignment and more: Understand the world through 7 images

Science

Swish! Webb Telescope needs to hit these major milestones next to achieve pivotal “first light”

NASA's newest telescope is rounding the final corner to first light.

Science

What is the Epoch of Reionization? Inside one of the Webb Telescope’s prime targets

The early universe wasn't exactly known for its clear skies.