James Webb Space Telescope ready for a Christmas launch.

Christmas Launch Now for the James Webb Space Telescope

Baltimore, MD-(ENEWSPF)- Weather is nudging the James Webb Space Telescope from December 24 to a Christmas Day launch. NASA and Arianespace successfully completed the Launch Readiness Review for the James Webb Space Telescope on Dec. 21. The team authorized the Ariane 5 rocket carrying Webb to rollout and the start[Read More…]

An artist’s impression of what the Milky Way might look like seen from above.

Astronomers Discover New “Fossil Galaxy” Buried Deep Within the Milky Way

SDSS-(ENEWSPF)- Scientists working with data from the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys’ Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) have discovered a “fossil galaxy” hidden in the depths of our own Milky Way. This result, published today in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, may shake up our understanding of[Read More…]

The fully assembled James Webb Space Telescope with its sunshield and unitized pallet structures (UPSs) that fold up around the telescope for launch, are seen partially deployed to an open configuration to enable telescope installation.

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Has Been Assembled for the First Time

By Thaddeus CesariNASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Goddard Space Science Center-(ENEWSPF)-Reaching a major milestone, engineers have successfully connected the two halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope for the first time at Northrop Grumman’s facilities in Redondo Beach, California. Once it reaches space, NASA’s most powerful and complex space telescope will explore the cosmos[Read More…]

An artist impression of the Milky Way, showing the thick and thin discs.

Star-quake Vibrations lead to New Estimate for Age of Milky Way

Data gathered by NASA’s now-defunct Kepler telescope provides a solution to an astronomical mystery. Royal Astronomical Society-(ENEWSPF)- Star-quakes recorded by NASA’s Kepler space telescope have helped answer a long-standing question about the age of the “thick disc” of the Milky Way. In a paper published in the journal Monthly Notices of[Read More…]