New telescope set to launch in 2018

Apr 22, 2015

New telescope set to launch in 2018

As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years in space this week, NASA and its international partners are building an even more powerful tool to look deeper into the universe than ever before. The James Webb Space Telescope will be 100 times more potent ...

Hubble still a NASA bright spot 25 years on

Apr 22, 2015

Hubble still a NASA bright spot 25 years on

One of NASA’s crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week. With 1 million-plus observations, including of some of the farthest and oldest galaxies ever beheld by humanity, no man-made satellite has touched as many minds or hearts as Hubble. ...

Sep 25, 2014

Water vapor found at distant Neptune-size planet

In a technical feat, astronomers said Wednesday they had detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet the size of Neptune orbiting a star some 130 light years from Earth. It is the smallest and coldest exoplanet — a world outside our Solar ...