Spitzer • April 9th, 2020
For the first time, scientists have directly measured wind speed on a brown dwarf, an object larger than Jupiter (the largest planet in our solar system) but not quite massive...
Euclid • April 6th, 2020
Arianespace and ESA have announced the signing of a launch services contract for the Euclid satellite – with the mission’s timeframe for liftoff starting in mid-2022 from the...
Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope at IPAC • March 30th, 2020
To date, astronomers have found most planets when they pass in front of their host star in events called transits, which temporarily dim the star's light. WFIRST data can spot...
Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer • March 26th, 2020
The NEOWISE Reactivation 2020 Release adds approximately 2.5 million image sets and 18.7 billion source detections to the public archive. These data were acquired during the...
TMT • March 23rd, 2020
The first of TMT’s Primary Mirror (M1) segment prototypes was recently tested and polished using the Ion Beam Figuring (IBF) process.
TMT • March 6th, 2020
The Multi-Segment Integration & Test (MSIT) facility at the TMT lab in Monrovia, California, is now fully populated with seven aluminum mirror segment prototypes.
Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope at IPAC • March 2nd, 2020
NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) project has passed a critical programmatic and technical milestone, giving the mission the official green light to begin...
TMT • February 21st, 2020
Pasadena, CA – 06 February 2020 - TMT Science Advisory Committee (SAC) members and project office staff recently met at the Project Office in Pasadena.
TMT • February 6th, 2020
One of TMT’s most important components – its huge primary mirror that spans over 30 meters – continues to be manufactured around the world.