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James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a planned (to be launched in 2018) space telescope optimized for observations in the infrared. It is the formal successor to the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope. It has been in planning since 1996 and represents a collaboration of about 17 countries led by NASA, and ..

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James Webb telescope captures ‘Super-Jupiter’ : 5 GK & Current Affairs Facts

Recently, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured its first image of an exoplanet at, or planet outside the Solar System. Facts About the HIP 65426 b Exoplanet The captured exoplanet is named HIP 65426 b and is about six to 12 times the mass of Jupiter. It was first discovered in 2017 using the ..

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NASA: Confirmation of 5000 Exoplanets

65 new planets have been discovered by NASA outside the Earth’s solar system. This new discovery takes the total number of exoplanets that have been discovered to over 5000. Some of these discovered planets are Earth-like. Overview: This newly discovered 65 planets has marked a milestone in space exploration. These 65 newly discovered planets will ..

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James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope is a telescope of NASA. It is to be launched in December 2021. The telescope is to act as the Premier Observatory of NASA for the next decade. The telescope was developed by European Space Agency, NASA and Canadian Space Agency. What is James Webb Space Telescope? The James Webb Space ..

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James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope has concluded its final functional tests in California recently. This telescope, which is set to be launched this year, is part of an international programme involving the NASA, ESA and the Canadian Space Agency. It will be capable of viewing distant cosmic entities as well as helping in the better understanding ..

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Suspension of Space Activities

The European Space Agency announced that it would be putting 8 of its spacecrafts into ‘hibernation’ in light of the COVID-19 situation leading to a scaling down of operations. About ESA ESA or European Space Agency (also ASE) is an intergovernmental space research and exploration organisation established in 1975 by the ESA Convention. It has ..

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TESS Mission discovers new Alien Worlds

NASA has detected three new planets in a nearby star system. These 3 planets – one slightly larger than Earth and two new planets – which are not similar to those found in the solar system. These planets fall in a varied gap of sizes of several planets and space researchers anticipate that these planets ..

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