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2012-08-15 21:55:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA said it has received the second of four main instruments for its James Webb Space Telescope, the successor of the Hubble Space Telescope. The Fine Guidance Sensor (FGS) will help enable the James Webb to accurately point at the correct objects for it to observe. It is packaged together as a single unit with the Near-Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS) science instrument. The instrument arrived on July 30 at...

2011-10-27 04:26:39

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver joined U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) during a dedication of a permanent exhibit of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore Wednesday at an event featuring national political, science and technology luminaries. The exhibit is a donation to the museum by the Northrop Grumman Corporation of Falls Church, Va. "I believe in the science and innovation that have made America a world leader in discovery. There is no...

Giant-Sized Webb Space Telescope Model Coming To Baltimore
2011-10-13 08:34:29

[ Watch the Video ] Baltimore's Maryland Science Center is going to be the "landing site" for the life-sized full-scale model of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, and it's free for all to see. The Webb telescope life-sized model is as big as a tennis court, and its coming to the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore's Inner Harbor from October 14 through 26, 2011. It's a chance for young and old to get a close-up look at the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope in the same size it...

2011-08-23 16:46:39

  NASA said that it will cost $8.7 billion to get the James Webb Space Telescope up and running in 2018, reports BBC News. The new $2 billion higher assessment emerged from documents sent recently to the U.S. Congress. The telescope is designed to be the successor of Hubble and will carry technologies capable of detecting the light from the first stars in the Universe. Delays and cost overruns have plagued the project, and politicians want to can the James Webb project....

2010-11-29 15:11:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA research physicist working on the next generation space telescope called the James Webb Space Telescope, will be giving a presentation to visitors of the Imagination Station science center in Toledo, Ohio on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Brent Bos will give a presentation called "The James Webb Space Telescope, the First Light Machine," to visitors of the...

2009-04-29 08:10:00

The U.S. space agency says it has launched an online game about telescopes, featuring NASA's spacecraft and the James Webb Space Telescope. The game -- called Scope it Out! -- includes an introduction to telescopes and four matching games in which users compare simple telescopes to both Webb and the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a great way to teach children and adults on how simple and complex space telescopes work, said Anita Krishnamurthi at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in...

2009-01-22 09:07:00

GREENBELT, Md., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's New Views of the Universe: Hubble Space Telescope exhibit will open on January 30 at the University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History in Ann Arbor. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The exhibit opening includes NASA presentations from Mike Weiss, the Deputy Program Manager for Hubble Space Telescope and Jonathan Gardner, the Deputy Senior Project Scientist for James Webb Space Telescope,...

2004-11-29 08:10:00

The Webb Space Telescope is one of the next generations observatories that will reside near the balance point (L2) between the Earth and Sun. Because the Webb is sensitive to infrared, its contributions will include looking to the earliest dawn of stellar structures. The mirror system is expected to be completed in 2007 in time for its planned 2011 launch. Astrobiology Magazine -- Balancing its position between the Sun and Earth's gravity, a next generation of Space Observatory is beginning...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.