Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. This is the source for my computer's desktop, which changes every day.
Where Is Webb?
WhereIsWebb' shows the status of Webb on its journey to L2 orbit. The page constantly updates as Webb travels, deploys, and cools to operating temperature. The most recently completed deployment step for Webb is displayed along a timeline that also indicates the major deployment phases. Note that the timing, duration and/or order of deployment phases and steps may change. This page shows the default/nominal timing and order. The James Webb Space Telescope (sometimes called Webb or JWST) is a large infrared telescope with a 6.5-meter primary mirror. Webb will be the premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. It will study every phase in the history of our Universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own Solar System.
See the latest data from The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft, and find out when it will be passing over your location.
Select any satellite orbiting the Earth and check where it is located now.
National temperature and precipitation maps
National Institute of Standards and Technology as part of the U.S. Department of Commerce
The USGS and its partners monitor and report earthquakes, assess earthquake impacts and hazards, and perform research into the causes and effects of earthquakes.
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