NASA engineer Ernie Wright looks on as the first six flight ready James Webb Space Telescope primary mirror segments are prepped to begin final cryogenic testing at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Credit: NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA The first six flight ready James Webb Space Telescope primary mirror segments are prepped to begin final cryogenic testing at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
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NASA engineer Ernie Wright looks on as the first six flight ready James Webb Space Telescope primary mirror segments are prepped to begin final cryogenic testing at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Credit: NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham NASA/MSFC/David Higginbotham
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA NASA
The first six flight ready James Webb Space Telescope primary mirror segments are prepped to begin final cryogenic testing at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn NASA/Chris Gunn
Mission name: JWST

James Webb Space Telescope

JWST will be used to hunt for solar systems capable of supporting habitable planets.

Mission news and discoveries
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NASA Readies James Webb Space Telescope for December Launch (NASA)September 08, 2021
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Has Completed Testing (NASA Goddard)August 26, 2021
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NASA’s Webb to Explore a Neighboring, Dusty Planetary System (NASA)July 26, 2021
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NASA’s Search for Life: Astrobiology in the Solar System and BeyondJune 25, 2021
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Webb’s Golden Mirror Wings Open One Last Time on Earth (NASA Goddard)May 11, 2021
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NASA's Webb to Study Young Exoplanets on the EdgeApril 22, 2021
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope General Observer Scientific Programs SelectedMarch 30, 2021
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Distant Planet May Be On Its Second Atmosphere, NASA's Hubble FindsMarch 12, 2021
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
A Close Exoplanet Found That May Have An Atmosphere Ideal For StudyMarch 05, 2021
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Completes Final Functional Tests to Prepare for LaunchMarch 02, 2021
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
James Webb Space Telescope User Committee: Call for NominationsJanuary 28, 2021
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
21 Ways to Celebrate the James Webb Space Telescope Launch in 2021January 06, 2021
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NASA’s Webb Telescope Looks Back on 2020 Engineering MilestonesJanuary 05, 2021
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
The Cosmic Dust in Your BonesNovember 18, 2020
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Superflares and the Habitability of PlanetsOctober 08, 2020
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NASA Missions Spy First Possible ‘Survivor’ Planet Hugging White Dwarf Star (NASA)September 16, 2020
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Giada Arney, Research Space Scientist, Will Look for Life on Exoplanets (NASA Goddard)August 26, 2020
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NASA's Webb Telescope Will Study Jupiter, Its Rings, and Two Intriguing MoonsAugust 03, 2020
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NASA Announces New James Webb Space Telescope Target Launch DateJuly 17, 2020
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Completes Comprehensive Systems TestJuly 13, 2020
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Close and Tranquil Solar System Has Astronomers ExcitedJuly 02, 2020
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Are Planets with Oceans Common in the Galaxy? (NASA Goddard)June 18, 2020
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Studying Sub-Neptune Atmospheres with James WebbMay 04, 2020
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
New Technique May Give NASA’s Webb Telescope a Way to Quickly Identify Planets with OxygenJanuary 06, 2020
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Apply for "The PI Launchpad: From Science Idea to NASA Mission"September 25, 2019
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
ExoClimes V Presentations Now Available On-Demand!September 09, 2019
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NExSS 2.0May 13, 2019
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of UniverseFebruary 18, 2019
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Picking Planets from the TESS CatalogFebruary 06, 2019
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
National Academies Strategic DocumentsDecember 20, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Searching for Life in the Great BeyondNovember 27, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
A Planet Near the Gap Between Super-Earths and Sub-NeptunesNovember 19, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Eliminating Oxygen False Positives for Habitable PlanetsNovember 15, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Science Strategies Chart Course for Detecting Life on Other WorldsOctober 19, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Technosignatures and the Search for Extraterrestrial IntelligenceOctober 18, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Inferring Planetary and Stellar Properties in SpectraSeptember 25, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Exoplanet Science StrategySeptember 21, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
15,000 Galaxies in One ImageAugust 21, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Small Planets around a Bright Young Field StarAugust 16, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
The Search for Life: Utilizing Science to Explore our Solar System and Make New DiscoveriesAugust 07, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Exoplanet Fomalhaut b On the MoveMay 07, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
TESS: NASA's Next Planet Hunter Takes to the SkyApril 18, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
The Just-Approved European ARIEL Mission Will Be First Dedicated to Probing Exoplanet AtmospheresApril 02, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
The Transit Light Source EffectFebruary 19, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Venus' Role in Understanding Habitable WorldsFebruary 08, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
New Clues to Compositions of TRAPPIST-1 PlanetsFebruary 06, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
False Positives, False Negatives; The World of Distant Biosignatures Attracts and ConfoundsJanuary 29, 2018
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Atmospheric Beacons of Life from Exoplanets Around G and K StarsDecember 05, 2017
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
CATSUP for Nearby StarsNovember 22, 2017
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Furthering the Hunt for Habitable Planets with StatisticsSeptember 22, 2017
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Kepler Has Taught Us That Rocky Planets Are CommonJuly 03, 2017
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Where Is the Habitable Zone for M-Dwarf Stars?June 30, 2016
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Could Earth’s light blue color be a signature of life?May 06, 2016
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
Identifying Planetary Biosignature ImpostorsApril 19, 2016
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Primary Mirror Fully AssembledFebruary 03, 2016
September 2009 artist's conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA
NASA’s NExSS Coalition to Lead Search for Life on Distant WorldsApril 24, 2015