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NASA Webb Telescope  The official account of NASA's next generation James Webb Space Telescope, launching in 2021.

Happy Friday! Check out the new #JWSTArt submissions that are now on our website! http://jwst.nasa.gov/jwstArt/ Slide here to enjoy artwork by: 1) Ivan Gorato (graphite, pencil, marker) 2) and 3) Cận Nguyễn (ink and digital variations) 4) @mrsbrosseausbinder (classroom display on careers, gold reactive foil heat-bonded to black card stock)5) Adrianna Allen (digital) 6) Krystian Swietojanski (marker on paper) 7) Maria Muscan (digital) 8) Ewan Lyon (digital) ⬣ More information about each piece can be found in our web gallery. (http://jwst.nasa.gov/jwstArt/) Want to participate? Tag your original art, inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope, on Twitter or Instagram with #JWSTArt, or email us through our website! For more info and rules, see: http://nasa.gov/jwstart ⬣ #JWST #Webb #WebbTelescope #JamesWebbSpaceTelescope #SpaceArt #STEAM #nasa

Happy Valentine's Day from us to you! 💖 You can send your friends @NASA-themed #ValentinesDay messages here: http://go.nasa.gov/valentines. #JWST #Webb
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Mirrors covered in gold,
Orbiting at L2, so very cold.
A holiday of love and hope,
From your favorite space telescope.

#NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has successfully passed another series of critical testing milestones. #Webb's "brain" and sunshield known together as the spacecraft element, successfully completed acoustic and vibration testing. Before the testing began, technicians enclosed the spacecraft element with a special tent cover to protect it while it was moved. Once inside the acoustic chamber, technicians blasted it with acoustic energy nearly 100 times more intense, 10 times more sound pressure, and 4 times louder than a rock concert. The acoustic and vibration tests simulated the launch environment that the spacecraft element will endure, and completing these tests helped ensure that it can survive liftoff. Now that the acoustic and vibration tests have been completed, the spacecraft element's next test will be inside a thermal vacuum chamber. ⬣ Read more at link in bio. ⬣ #JWST #JamesWebbSpaceTelescope

To keep the James Webb Space Telescope’s spacecraft element and its sensitive instruments contaminant free, technicians and engineers enclose it in a protective clamshell that serves as a mobile clean room while in transport. The spacecraft element just successfully completed mechanical environmental testing at @NorthropGrumman. ⬣

During liftoff, rockets generate extremely powerful vibrations and energetic sound waves that bounce off the ground and nearby buildings and impact the rocket as it makes its way skyward. Technicians and engineers aim to protect Webb from these intense sound waves and vibrations. ⬣

To simulate these conditions, flight components are intentionally punished with a long litany of tests throughout different facilities to identify potential issues on the ground. Webb was bombarded by powerful sound waves from massive speakers and then placed on an electrodynamic vibration table and strongly but precisely shaken. Together, these tests mimic the range of extreme shaking that spacecraft experience while riding a rocket to space. ⬣

Read the full story (link also in bio): https://go.nasa.gov/2HZSzIA 📷: #NASA/Chris Gunn ⬣

#JWST #Webb #JamesWebbSpaceTelescope

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has successfully passed another series of critical testing milestones on its march to the launch pad

During liftoff, rockets generate extremely powerful vibrations and energetic sound waves that bounce off the ground and nearby buildings and impact the rocket as it makes its way skyward. Technicians and engineers aim to protect Webb from these intense sound waves and vibrations.

To simulate these conditions, flight components are intentionally punished with a long litany of tests throughout different facilities to identify potential issues on the ground. Webb was bombarded by powerful sound waves from massive speakers and then placed on an electrodynamic vibration table and strongly but precisely shaken. Together, these tests mimic the range of extreme shaking that spacecraft experience while riding a rocket to space.

Read more at: https://go.nasa.gov/2SBcsK1 - link is also in our bio. 📷: #NASA/Chris Gunn

#JWST #Webb #JamesWebbSpaceTelescope

Virtually explore the lava oceans of 55 Cancri e via The Exoplanet Bureau's new visualization & poster! Being so close to its star and only 2x the size of Earth might make it a challenge for the James Webb Space Telescope to observe, but it's possible we could someday map this planet's hotspots. 🔥🔥 https://go.nasa.gov/2SvVGvE (Link is also in bio.) 📷: NASA-JPL/Caltech

Happy Friday! Check out the new #JWSTArt submissions that are now on our website! jwst.nasa.gov/jwstArt/ Slide here to enjoy artwork by:
1) Cận Nguyễn (ink and digital) 2) @pixelessi (digital pixel art) 3) Ewan Lyon (digital) 4) @DougFarmerStudio (mixed media) 5) @novytattoo_handmade_studio (tattoo) 6) Luke Burgess (digital via GIMP) 7) Maria Muscan (digital) ⬣
More information about each piece can be found in our web gallery. (jwst.nasa.gov/jwstArt/) Want to participate? Tag your original art, inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope, on Twitter or Instagram with #JWSTArt, or email us through our website! For more info and rules, see: http://nasa.gov/jwstart

#JWST #Webb #WebbTelescope #JamesWebbSpaceTelescope #SpaceArt #STEAM #nasa

All of the James Webb Space Telescope's flight hardware is located at @northropgrumman in Redondo Beach, CA, where engineers and technicians continue critical environmental testing to prepare it for the rigors of launch into space. 📷: #NASA/Chris Gunn. #JWST #JamesWebbSpaceTelescope #Webb

Before moving NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, and to assure that it’s kept clean and safe, Webb got a very special wrapping treatment. The wrapping acts as a “mobile clean room,” safeguarding the technological marvel from contaminants. ⬣

All satellites and observatories are created in clean rooms. Clean rooms filter out harmful contaminants, as even a speck of dust or a fingerprint could severely damage the sensitive instruments. So, to move satellites from place to place, as necessary during construction and testing, they need to be placed in a mobile clean room. ⬣

The spacecraft element recently was moved to a facility where it will undergo vibration and thermal-vacuum testing. In order to move it around, the spacecraft element is folded up, like it will be for launch. Even in this “stowed” condition, it still is about as large as a full-size school bus standing on end, and so requires big equipment to move it from one place to another and keep it clean during final assembly and testing. ⬣

After all the vibration and vacuum testing is completed, the Webb spacecraft element will be re-wrapped and returned to a clean room at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Redondo Beach, California, where it will be assembled with the telescope element to form the full observatory that will fly in space. Read more at link in bio. (https://go.nasa.gov/2CrTJI1) ⬣
📷: NASA/Chris Gunn #JWST #Webb #JamesWebbSpaceTelescope #NASA

Happy Friday! We have added more new #JWSTArt submissions to our website! jwst.nasa.gov/jwstArt/ Today’s Instagram slideshow features the art of @dougfarmerstudio. This piece, called “The Wandering Nostalgia” is made of plywood and MDF - the finished product is white with nebula colors and constellations in the background. It’s 3’x3’ in size. This slide show shows the finished work plus some of Doug’s making-of photos. He’s made other hexagon/JWST-inspired pieces, some of which are also in our gallery and some of which will soon be added to the gallery! ⬣ Want to participate? Tag your original art, inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope, on Twitter or Instagram with #JWSTArt, or email us through our website! For more info and rules, see: nasa.gov/jwstart ⬣ #JWST #Webb #WebbTelescope #JamesWebbSpaceTelescope #STEAM #spaceart

Dr. Stefanie Milam, James Webb Space Telescope Deputy Project Scientist for Planetary Science, gives a hyperwall talk at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C. on December 11. The purpose of AGU is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Dr. Milam’s talk focused on the planetary science goals and capabilities of Webb.✨ 📷: Thaddeus Cesari ✨ #AGU2018 #JWST #Webb #JamesWebbSpaceTelescope

Yesterday we posted a multiwavelength image of star-forming cloud NGC 346 - this one is an infrared image of the same object from Hubble. ✨

How did stars form so rapidly during a stellar “baby boom” billions of years ago in the early universe? Researchers will use the upcoming Webb telescope to study a nearby proxy for those prolific stellar nurseries. Webb’s sharp infrared vision will pierce the dense, dusty cocoons cloaking new stars in the giant stellar nursery NGC 346, in the nearby Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy. The telescope’s survey of young stars could help astronomers develop a clearer picture of how the galaxies of long ago churned out stars so rapidly. Keep reading: go.nasa.gov/2RZVP7m (link is also in bio) ✨

About the image: Infant stars still embedded in gas and dust in the NGC 346 nebula shine brightly in this #Hubble Space Telescope image. Infant stars still embedded in gas and dust in the NGC 346 nebula shine brightly in this Hubble Space Telescope image. #Webb’s infrared vision will uncover thousands more developing stars in this star-forming region. ✨

Credits: #NASA, @EuropeanSpaceAgency, and A. Nota (STScI/ESA)

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