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James Webb Space Telescope

Spacecraft and Space Missions

James Webb Telescope Delayed Until 2020

NASA officials announced Wednesday that the James Webb Space Telescope launch would be delayed until approximately May 2020. But before the mission can launch, its managers may have to face Congress.

James Webb Space Telescope

Professional Telescopes

James Webb Space Telescope: Additional Delays "Likely"

A non-partisan government office has issued a report warning of additional delays for the James Webb Space Telescope, which could pit the mission against its funding cap.

binary supermassive black hole

Stellar Science

60-Second Astro News: Merging Black Holes, Distant Super-Supernova, and Arecibo's Fate

Supermassive black holes en route to merger have strange dynamics in their gas disks. Astronomers have spotted the most distant spectroscopically confirmed supernova. And NSF decides the fate of the Arecibo Observatory.

SkyMapper

Professional Telescopes

Explore The Southern Sky with SkyMapper

A new telescope called the SkyMapper has charted stars and galaxies across the southern sky, producing a map called "the best ever created."

Arecibo antennas in 2009

Professional Telescopes

Arecibo Observatory Weathers Funding Uncertainty

The U.S. National Science Foundation will continue to fund the iconic radio dish, though at a much-reduced level, as it seeks partners to share in the facility's operation.

Zwicky Transient Facility first light image in Orion

Professional Telescopes

Sky-sweeping Telescope Sees First Light

The Zwicky Transient Facility has taken its first image, covering an area equivalent to 247 full Moons in a single shot. This beginning is part of an ongoing sea change in astronomy.

Lunar flashes seen by NELIOTA project

Professional Telescopes

New High-End Search for Lunar Impacts

A professional observatory in Greece has begun recording flashes created when bits of interplanetary debris strike the Moon.

James Webb Space Telescope

Spacecraft and Space Missions

James Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed til 2019

The long-awaited James Webb Space Telescope — the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope — has slipped its launch date by several months. It will now launch between March and June 2019.

Thirty Meter Telescope at night

Professional Telescopes

Hawai'i Gives Go-Ahead to Thirty Meter Telescope

After protests and a judge's ruling brought the colossal Thirty Meter Telescope project to a halt, a state panel has cleared the way for its construction atop Mauna Kea to proceed.

Arecibo

Professional Telescopes

Some Damage to Arecibo Observatory; Stormy Times Ahead

Arecibo and its team rode out the largest storm in its history, but it's unclear what the moderate damage will mean for the radio observatory's future.

Professional Telescopes

Iconic Radio Telescope Begins 7-year Search for New Objects

A new survey promises the most complete map of radio-emitting celestial sources ever made. It will reveal thousands of new objects after seven years of observation.

Professional Telescopes

Arecibo Observatory Faces Uncertain Future

Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest single-dish active radar telescope in the world, may be shut down or even destroyed due to funding concerns.

Green Bank Telescope

Professional Telescopes

Green Bank Observatory Goes Independent

Green Bank is celebrating its 60th birthday by seceding from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

FAST

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

FAST Radio Telescope Open for Business

China recently unveiled FAST, the world's largest single dish radio telescope.

Professional Telescopes

MeerKAT in South Africa Sees First Light

The MeerKAT radio telescope has produced its first light image — even at quarter-strength, it’s already the best of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Professional Telescopes

Old Radio Telescope Restored for New Uses

Abandoned for 25 years, a 12-meter antenna once used during the Cold War is now introducing astronomy students to the radio universe.

WFIRST in space.

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

WFIRST: Next Decade's Space Telescope

NASA is commencing work on the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), the successor to the Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescopes.

Astro-H Launch

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

New X-ray Observatory Takes to the Skies

Japan’s newest X-ray satellite, Hitomi (formerly Astro-H), promises to reveal the hot and hidden universe.

Black Holes

Gravitational Wave Detection Heralds New Era

LIGO scientists have announced the direct detection of gravitational waves, a discovery that won't just open a new window on the cosmos — it'll smash the door wide open.

Assembling JWST primary mirror

Professional Telescopes

Mirror Assembled for Hubble's Successor

NASA has assembled the primary mirror for the James Webb Space Telescope, a big step on the way to the telescope’s October 2018 launch.

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