James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

PHOTONICS DAWNING AS THE COMMUNICATIONS LIGHT FOR EVOLVING NASA MISSIONS

A largely unrecognized field called photonics may provide solutions to some of NASA’s most pressing challenges in future spaceflight. Photonics explores the many applications of generating, detecting and manipulating photons, or particles of light that, among other things, make up laser beams. On October 21, 1983, the General Conference of Weights and Measures adopted the […]

NASA INVITES ARTISTS TO VISIT WEBB TELESCOPE

Are you an artist? If so, you have a unique opportunity to view the amazing and aesthetic scientific marvel that is the James Webb Space Telescope. Webb has a mirror that is nearly 22 feet high and (to optimize it for infrared observations) is covered in a microscopic layer of actual gold. Because of Webb’s […]

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