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Two Webb Telescope Flight Mirrors delivered to NASA

The first two of the 18 primary mirrors to fly aboard NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope arrived at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Technicians and scientists check out one of those mirrors in the clean room.

In mid-August 2010, Yuri Beletsky snapped this photo at ESO’s Paranal Observatory, Chile. A group of astronomers were observing the centre of the Milky Way using the laser guide star facility at Yepun, one of the four Unit Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope (VLT).

The Worlds Most Powerful Digital Camera The Dark Energy Camera is the worlds most powerful digital camera, “able to see light from over 100,000 galaxies up to 8 billion light years away in each snapshot.” The 570 megapixel Dark Energy Camera is the result of eight years of planning and construction by scientists, engineers, and technicians on three continents.

The U.S. Navy is moving a warship and a sea-based radar platform closer to the North Korean coast in order to monitor that country's military moves, including possible new missile launches, a Defense Department official said Monday.

NASA loves Tardigrade

Tardigrades (commonly known as waterbears or moss piglets) are small, water-dwelling, segmented animals with eight legs. They are notable for being one of the most complex of all known polyextremophiles. An extremophile is an organism that can thrive in a physically or geochemically extreme condition that would be harmful to most life on Earth.