NASA officials have announced some of the first targets to be observed by the much-anticipated James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) following its launch atop an Ariane 5 rocket, which is slated for lift-off in October 2018. The initial observations cover the gamut of the JWST's scientific targets, from studies aimed at unraveling the secrets of galaxy formation, to gaining a better understanding of our home solar system via an in-depth study of select planets, moons, and asteroids.
- James Webb Space Telescope
- Construction is complete on the James Webb Space Telescope's primary mirror
- Science payload installed aboard future James Webb Space Telescope
- ESO snaps three intense star-forming regions in 3.3-gigapixel image
- World's largest connected radio telescope expands into Ireland
- Solar telescope recovered after a year on ice
- Starlight found to be a key ingredient in forming the stuff of life