Spiral Galaxy NGC 3393 (NASA, Chandra, Hubble, 08/31/11)

Evidence for a pair of supermassive black holes in a spiral galaxy has been found in data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This main image is a composite of X-rays from Chandra (blue) and optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope (gold) of the spiral galaxy NGC 3393. Meanwhile, the inset box shows the central region of NGC 3993 as … Read More

Hubble Solves Mystery on Source of Supernova in Nearby Galaxy

NASA image release January 11, 2012 Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have solved a longstanding mystery on the type of star, or so-called progenitor, that caused a supernova in a nearby galaxy. The finding yields new observational data for pinpointing one of several scenarios that could trigger such outbursts. Based on previous observations from ground-based telescopes, astronomers knew that … Read More

James Webb Telescope ‘Backbone’ Arrives at Marshall for Testing

Crews unload the James Webb Space Telescope’s "backplane," which was flown aboard a Lockheed C-5 airplane to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The lightweight backplane, the primary backbone of the massive space imager, is a composite structure designed to keep the 21-foot-diameter primary mirror nearly motionless while the orbiting telescope peers into deep space, observing some of … Read More

James Webb Telescope ‘Backbone’ Arrives at Marshall for Testing

The James Webb Space Telescope’s "backplane" — its primary backbone structure — arrived Aug. 22 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., carried aboard a Lockheed C-5 aircraft. The composite backplane structure, set to undergo cryogenic testing in September in the Marshall Center’s state-of-the-art X-ray and Cryogenic Test Facility, is extremely lightweight. It will keep the 21-foot-diameter primary … Read More

12x Zoom Camera Clip-on Telescope Lens Universal for iPhone Samsung Galaxy S4 S3

– Minimum focus distance: 3M – Magnification: 12X – Angle of view (degrees): 12¢X – Objective lens diameter: 21mm – Exit pupil: 3mm – Eye relief : 9.6mm – Compatible for all mobile phone with built-in camera Product Features Portable and detachable, you can take photo with your devices at any time Work on most type of mobile phone that … Read More

Webb Telescope’s FGS Pointing is “Out of the Box”

The technology developed to create NASA’s Fine Guidance Sensor/Near InfraRed Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (FGS/NIRISS) instrument required a some "out of the box" thinking. Some "out of the box" ingenuity was needed to create an instrument that would take the Webb telescope past current technology. The FGS is new technology that will help point the telescope. The new thing about … Read More