Archives for September 14, 2011

News Flash: James Webb Space Telescope SAVED!

The news has just come in: the United States Senate has decided to fully fund the James Webb Space Telescope, and it should be set to launch in 2018, which is the earliest it can possibly go ahead at this point. Universe Today has the full story, and reports: The 2012 fiscal year appropriation bill,…

The Color of Space

“We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but is somewhat beauty and poetry.” -Maria Mitchell When you look up at the vastness of the night sky, if you’ve got few clouds, no Moon and sufficient darkness, you won’t merely see thousands of tiny white pinpricks illuminating the black…