NASA Explains Why James Webb Space Telescope Uses ‘Salty’ Lenses

As NASA completes all major deployments of the James Webb Space Telescope and the observatory enters a “cooling” period, the agency is sharing some interesting facts about the $10-billion (roughly Rs. 74,100 core) observatory. These include some lenses which are made out of salt. But why does this infrared telescope need a “salty” lens? In […]

NASA Begins Process of Bringing James Webb Space Telescope Into Focus

NASA on Wednesday embarked on a months-long, painstaking process of bringing its newly launched James Webb Space Telescope into focus, a task due for completion in time for the revolutionary eye in the sky to begin peering into the cosmos by early summer. Mission control engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, […]

James Webb Space Telescope Entering ‘Period of Cooldown’: Details

James Webb Space Telescope scientists said they have completed all major structural deployments of the $10-billion (roughly Rs. 74,000 crore) observatory in space. What now starts is the primary mission of the telescope, they added. James Webb Space Telescope was launched aboard an Ariane 5 rocket on December 25. It is so big that it […]

James Webb Space Telescope is Now Fully Deployed, Says NASA

NASA’s new space telescope opened its huge, gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror Saturday, the final step in the observatory’s dramatic unfurling. The last portion of the 21-foot (6.5-meter) mirror swung into place at flight controllers’ command, completing the unfolding of the James Webb Space Telescope. #NASAWebb is fully deployed! ???? With the successful deployment & latching of […]

Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition Laptops Unveiled

Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED foldable and Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition laptops were unveiled at CES 2022. The Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED consists of a large 17.3-inch display that can be folded to become a 12.5-inch display. Asus says that the hinge has been tested for 30,000 cycles for durability. The machine is […]

James Webb Space Telescope Successfully Deploys Secondary Mirror

James Webb Space Telescope, a day after fully tensioning the sunshield, has now completed another complex procedure. The space observatory’s secondary mirror was deployed using what a Webb engineer described as the “world’s most sophisticated tripod.” The 2.4-feet-wide mirror is located on the tips of three carbon fibre tubes which extend out from the large […]

Asus ZenBook 14X OLED Space Edition First Impressions

Asus has unveiled a wide variety of new laptops at CES 2022, from high-end gaming models to ultraportables and even a premium, futuristic folding-screen design. The company is pushed OLED displays in many of its new models, and the ZenBook 14X series offers portability as well as up-to-date specifications. Despite not being able to travel […]

James Webb Space Telescope Fully Deploys Sunshield

James Webb Space Telescope has completed the complex process of deploying its kite-shaped sunshield. The sunshield, about the size of a tennis court, has five layers. The first three were deployed initially and the last two were done late last night. Deploying all five layers was crucial for the $10-billion (roughly Rs. 74,525 crore) space […]

China Slams US After Space Station’s ‘Close Encounters’ With Musk’s Satellites

Beijing on Tuesday accused the United States of irresponsible and unsafe conduct in space over two “close encounters” between the Chinese space station and satellites operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Tiangong, China’s new space station, had to manoeuvre to avoid colliding with one Starlink satellite in July and with another in October, according to a […]

Russia Stages ‘Successful’ Third Launch of New Heavy-Class Angara Rocket

Russia has conducted the third launch of its new heavy-class Angara rocket, the first developed after the fall of the Soviet Union 30 years ago this month. Space agency Roscosmos announced late Monday that the next-generation Angara-A5 rocket had been launched with a mock payload from Plesetsk in northern Russia. It was the third launch […]

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