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  • Look to the skies as we explore astronomy. 

    Artists' concept of James Webb Space Telescope.

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    Telescopes

    James Webb and Hubble Space Telescopes

    What will the James Webb Telescope tell us about the universe? 

    The Hubble Space Telescope changed how we view our universe and continues to capture amazing images. The James Webb Space Telescope, which launched in December 2021, will continue to expand our understanding of the universe. Learn about each of these telescopes and how their discoveries have changed how we look at the universe.

    4 Ways We Have Explored Our Planets July 14, 2022 James Webb Space Telescope: Only Perfect Will Do December 24, 2021 Remembering Astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt December 12, 2021 AirSpace Season 5, Ep. 3: Reflektor October 14, 2021 Before Hubble, There Was Operation Stargazer September 29, 2021 The Great Observatories: Directing the Future of Astronomical Research September 26, 2021 The People Behind Astronomical Plates and Notebooks: Project PHaEDRA and the Harvard College Observatory Computers May 16, 2021 Understanding Mind-Bending Black Holes April 06, 2021

    Sun

    Our Favorite Star

    Watch the third episode of our #EZScience series to learn about an essential part of our lives: the Sun. Discover how spacecraft such as NASA’s Parker Solar Probe are exploring the wonders of our closest star.

    Probing Hostile Planets July 15, 2022 AirSpace Season 6, Ep. 3: Here Comes The Sun May 26, 2022 The Sun in Art at the Smithsonian October 27, 2021 Three Things to Know About Summer Solstice June 21, 2018 Parker Solar Probe's Mission to Solve Stranger Things June 20, 2018 A Supersun (And Why It Doesn’t Mean Summer Weather) January 03, 2018 Limited Edition: Total Solar Eclipses August 17, 2017 Beyond Totality: Appreciating the Partial Eclipse August 17, 2017

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    AirSpace Season 6, Ep. 3: Here Comes The Sun May 26, 2022 AirSpace Revisited - Supermassive Black Hole February 10, 2022 James Webb Space Telescope: Only Perfect Will Do December 24, 2021 Remembering Astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt December 12, 2021 Meet Vera Rubin November 17, 2021 The Sun in Art at the Smithsonian October 27, 2021 AirSpace Season 5, Ep. 3: Reflektor October 14, 2021 Before Hubble, There Was Operation Stargazer September 29, 2021