Artist’s conception of super-Earth HIP 116454b. Image Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)
The Kepler space telescope has found its first new exoplanet, a “super-Earth,” of its secondary mission phase. The discovery adds to a current tally of 996 confirmed exoplanets and 4,183 planetary candidates already found by the revolutionary planet-hunting telescope.
The amazing mirrors that will fly aboard NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will allow the James Webb Space Telescope to see farther away and further back in time to detect the light from the very first and most distant stars and galaxies. In this photo, an engineer’s crystal clear reflection is seen on the […]
In this image the James Webb Space Telescope’s secondary mirror is worked on by several engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Photo Credit: Chris Gunn / NASA
NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has gained a golden “eye.” The eye is actually a secondary mirror which is coated in […]