James Webb Space Telescope

Bridenstine discusses ISS future, exploration cooperation in Europe

FARNBOROUGH, England — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials here about potential …

Space Science

Northrop Grumman CEO to Step Down at Year's End

The company faces an important transition at a complicated moment in its history. Investors beware.<p><b>Northrop Grumman</b> (NYSE:NOC) CEO Wes Bush surprised …

Aviation

Astronauts Explain Why Nobody's Visited The Moon in More Than 45 Years, And The Answer's a Little Depressing

We could do it in 1969, so why not now?<p>Landing 12 people on the Moon remains one of NASA's greatest achievements, if not the greatest.<p>Astronauts …

Space

Step Aside, Bruce Willis: The U.S. Government Has a Plan to Save Earth From Asteroids

And these few companies could help.<p>In the 1998 space thriller <i>Armageddon</i> -- now ensconced in the American zeitgeist -- NASA turns to a veteran oil …

Bruce Willis

Exoplanet Just 11 Light Years Away Could Support Life - ExtremeTech

By on July 13, 2018 at 7:27 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>As scientists study the stars, we’re …

Universe

Forget Alien Megastructures, New Observations Explain Tabby's Star With Dust Alone

The science of planet-hunting has truly taken off in the 21st century, with the transit method leading the way. When a planet passes in front of its parent star, relative to our line-of-sight, some of the star’s light will disappear for a short while. These transits are a prolific method for …

James Webb Space Telescope

This new satellite is on a mission straight out of 'Star Trek'

<b>(CNN) —</b> I'm a huge and completely unapologetic science fiction fan. As a child, I sat raptly in front of the screen, watching the explorers of "Star Trek" travel from planet to planet, encountering "new life and new civilizations."<p>But I'm also a scientist and have a firm grasp on the difference …

Opinion

NASA's New Planet Hunter on Track to Start Science Work This Month

NASA's newest planet hunter will begin its search for alien worlds before the end of July, if everything goes according to plan.<p>The Transiting …

Universe

Northrop CEO Wes Bush to Step Down at Year’s End

Operating chief Kathy Warden to take the helm at the defense contractor<p>Wes Bush is stepping down as chief executive of Northrop Grumman Corp. at the end of the year and will be succeeded by Kathy Warden.<p>The move had been anticipated after Ms. Warden was elevated to chief operating officer last …

Aviation

Kepler Telescope Has Entered Hibernation Mode to Download Data Before Its Final Mission

We're not ready to say goodbye.<p>The Kepler space telescope has had a relatively brief but distinguished career of service with NASA. Having launched …

Telescopes

James Webb: It’s worth the wait!

sci18002 — Announcement<p>James Webb: It’s worth the wait!<p>As you are undoubtedly aware, NASA has recently announced, that the launch of the NASA/ESA/CSA …

Universe

Q&A: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

‘What we don’t know about the moon is critical’ and could change ‘the balance of power on Earth’<p>The Senate confirmed Jim Bridenstine to lead NASA in …

Politics

Telescope to look at gas giants before searching for habitable worlds

Space Telescope

NASA To Peer Into The Atmosphere Of Newfound Gas Giants With The James Webb Space Telescope

Once it's finally launched in 2021, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will be testing out its instruments on three exoplanets to find out more about …

Astronomy

Northrop Grumman CEO will step down

Northrop Grumman announced Thursday evening that Wes Bush, its chief executive, was stepping down and would be replaced by Kathy Warden, the company’s president and chief operating officer. The company did not list a reason for the change, which will take effect Jan. 1.<br>“I am delighted that Kathy …

Business

Identifying Life from Varying Atmospheres

There’s no hiding — changes in Earth’s atmosphere over the seasons are a dead giveaway to the fact that Earth hosts life. Now a new study explores …

Astronomy

Five Tropical Print Pieces to Get You on Island Time

Robb Report<p>Motors<p>Aviation<br>• Cars<br>• Marine<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Car of the Month<p>Travel<p>Destinations<br>• Hotels<br>• Resorts<br>• Spas<p>Style<p>Men’s Fashion<br>• Footwear<br>• Jewelry<br>• Watch …

Louis Vuitton

New Analysis of Potentially Habitable Exoplanet Makes Us Hungry for Better Telescopes

Eleven light-years from Earth, orbiting a dim red star, there’s an exoplanet called Ross 128b that, as we recently reported, has some the best …

Universe

Behold the Haunting Beauty of a Distant Star Cluster

A new image of star cluster RCW 38, an area strewn with young, hot, massive stars, is providing an unprecedented glimpse into a tumultuous region of …

Universe

Bill Nye Speaks Via Skype At STEM Scholars Graduation

STEM Scholars is a 14th Congressional District youth leadership program encouraging HS students to become ambassadors in their communities.<p><b>From</b> …

High School

With further delays, Webb telescope at risk of seeing its rocket retired

"We will have the Ariane 5 for at least until the end of 2022."<p>The most recent slippage of the James Webb Space Telescope, which now will launch no …

Space Exploration

"Swarm" Space Telescopes Preferable to Large Ones?

In the coming decade, a number of next-generation instruments will take to space and begin observing the Universe. These will include the James Webb …

Telescopes

Instead of Building Single Monster Scopes like James Webb, What About Swarms of Space Telescopes Working Together?

In the coming decade, a number of next-generation instruments will take to space and begin observing the Universe. These will include the <i>James Webb</i> …

Space Telescope

Hubble's dazzling display of galaxies

This busy image is a treasure trove of wonders. Bright stars from the Milky Way sparkle in the foreground, the magnificent swirls of several spiral …

Cosmology

Astronomers To Study Jupiter’s Stunning Great Red Spot In Depth With NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

The Great Red Spot of Jupiter will be observed in the 5 to 7 micrometer range for the very first time as astronomers learn more about this puzzling …

Astronomy

Webb Space Telescope Problems: Excessive Voltage, Wrong Solvent & Loose Nuts

Artist’s impression of James Webb Space Telescope. (Credit: NASA)NASA established the Independent Review Board (IRB) in April to evaluate the space …

Space Telescope

Astronomers Reveal Two New Candidates For Alien Life

The list is getting longer.<p>Space scientists just added two more worlds to the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog—the online database ranking the best picks for life in the galaxy.<p>55 planets now make the list—all places where extraterrestrials may exist.<p>Or perhaps not; maybe nothing lives on any of them, …

Astronomy

Telescope array will spy on spy satellites, star surfaces, and black holes

At a time when astronomers are building billion-dollar telescopes with mirrors 30 meters across, the 1.4-meter instrument being installed this month …

Universe

Will we recognize life on a distant world?

“We won’t have a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to finding life elsewhere. What we will have is a high level of confidence that a planet appears alive for …

Universe

Too big to fail?

Most everyone in the space community expected bad news when NASA announced last week it would provide an update on the status of the James Webb Space …

Space Science