James Webb space telescope

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James Webb space telescope takes up station a million miles from Earth
$10bn observatory manoeuvred into position at four times the orbit of the moon, with first images expected in June

Maya Yang and agencies

24, Jan, 2022 @10:03 PM

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Nasa engineers complete the unfolding of the James Webb space telescope
‘Time machine’ will allow astronomers to study the beginning of the universe shortly after the Big Bang

Robin McKie Science Editor

08, Jan, 2022 @6:38 PM

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Nasa’s Webb telescope is a joy. But it’s the private ventures that push at limits | Martin Rees
Spacefaring adventurers, living and experimenting with new technology, could potentially spawn a post-human era

Martin Rees

02, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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$10bn James Webb space telescope launches on ‘eternal search’ mission
Successor to the Hubble telescope takes off on board rocket from ESA’s launch base in French Guiana

Robin McKie

25, Dec, 2021 @12:25 PM

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Astronomers on tenterhooks as $10bn James Webb telescope set for lift off
Nasa’s flagship mission counts down to launch at 1220 GMT on Christmas Day from Kourou, French Guiana

Ian Sample Science editor

24, Dec, 2021 @1:15 PM

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James Webb space telescope mission gets ready for Christmas Eve launch
After many delays, Hubble’s successor is set to travel to a cosmic parking spot 1m miles from Earth

Ian Sample Science editor

20, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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James Webb space telescope fuelled for launch
Largest space telescope ever is due to lift off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana on 22 December

Stuart Clark

10, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The James Webb space telescope: in search of the secrets of the Milky Way
Billions of dollars over budget and years late, the most expensive, complex telescope to be sent into space will launch next month. What will it learn?

Robin McKie

27, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Nasa delays James Webb space telescope launch after ‘sudden’ incident
Technicians were preparing to attach spacecraft to launch vehicle when unplanned event took place

Stuart Clark

25, Nov, 2021 @10:20 AM

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Spacewatch: James Webb telescope to launch in December
Successor to Hubble will be carried into space from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana atop an Ariane 5 rocket

Stuart Clark

17, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Spacewatch: James Webb telescope finally ready for launch
Successor to Hubble has been hit by delays and a ballooning budget since work began on it in 1996

Stuart Clark

03, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Cosmic dawn: scientists hope to peer back in time to see birth of stars
Telescope may be able to observe event now calculated to have taken place 250-350m years after big bang

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

24, Jun, 2021 @1:39 PM

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