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James Webb Space Telescope Mirror's Amazing Anatomy
2014-03-20 15:02:51

When you think of a mirror, there really isn't that much needed to describe it, but when you look at a mirror that will fly aboard NASA's next-generation James Webb Space Telescope, there's a lot to the anatomy of a mirror.

2013-06-04 12:38:48

In an important milestone for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project, Japan, one of the project's five international partners, has indicated its strong national backing for the next-generation astronomical observatory.

NASA Receives First Two Webb Mirrors
2012-09-25 20:36:48

NASA said on Monday that the first two of 18 primary mirrors for its James Webb Space Telescope have arrived at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Tiny Planet-Finding Mirrors Borrow From Webb's Playbook
2012-05-25 03:33:19

NASA's next flagship mission — the James Webb Space Telescope — will carry the largest primary mirror ever deployed. This segmented behemoth will unfold to 21.3 feet in diameter once the observatory reaches its orbit in 2018.

2010-11-29 14:04:16

Among the latest winners of the Kavli Prize are three scientists who have received NSF funding over the past several years.

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2007-02-07 12:40:00

When scientists are looking into space, the more they can see, the easier it is to piece together the puzzle of the cosmos. The James Webb Space Telescope's mirror blanks have now been constructed.


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