Scientific Information

Intended for the scientific community, this page contains information about specific missions including Hubble Space Telescope (HST), James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), and Wide Field Infrared Space Telescope (WFIRST); the Community Missions Office (CMO); Research; Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST); Kepler; and Large UV/Optical/IR Surveyor (LUVOIR). This page will continue to develop as content sections are migrated from our Legacy site to this website.

Photograph taken with a handheld Hasselblad camera, Hubble Space Telescope can be seen as it is suspended in space by Discovery's Remote Manipulator System (RMS) following the deployment of part of its solar panels and antennae.
Hubble Space Telescope
Artistic rendering of the James Webb Space Telescope
James Webb Space Telescope
Artistic rendering of the Wide Field Infrared Space Telescope
Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope
PanSTARRS1 Observatory on Haleakala, Maui
Community Missions Office
Hubble Observes One-of-a-Kind Star Nicknamed ‘Nasty’
Research
Discovered with the PanSTARRS telescope, this Comet is called PanSTARRS, C/2016 R2
MAST
Artist rendering of Kepler
Kepler
Rendering of LUVOIR Telescope
LUVOIR