A mockup of the James Webb Space Telescope, billed as the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, took center stage at New York's World Science Festival.
A life-size model of a huge new space observatory described as the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is on display at the World Science Festival at New York City's Battery Park.
The Hubble Telescope was launched on April 24, 1990. NASA says the best is yet to come.
Astronomers have for the first time made detailed measurements of an exoplanet in the temperate zone around its star. Their conclusion: It looks a lot like a planet in our solar system.
New Hubble telescope images provide a look at the cosmos when it was just 600 to 800 million years old. Galaxies from this period might have helped transform the universe from dark to light.
NASA is scheduled to launch its WISE space observatory Monday. It will map the whole sky in infrared wavelengths, potentially revealing objects many telescopes can't see.
The Orion spacecraft will replace the Space Shuttle as a part of the Constellation program, an effort to gain proficiency and experience operating away from Earth's environment and to land human explorers on the moon by 2020. The Orion will carry four to six astronauts and will be the NASA's primary vehicle for manned spaceflight missions. Orion's first scheduled flight will be in September 2014.
Column: Greatest advances include efforts to reprogram cells, ways to see distant planets, and a less expensive way to turn water into fuel.
The breakthrough images include a three-planet system around a sun-like star.