JWST

Discovering the Composition of Trans-Neptunian Objects

Observing the farthest reaches of our solar system takes some time — literally. It takes 4.6 hours for light to travel from this extreme range that houses some of the farthest and coldest places in our solar system. Dr. Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, planetary scientist at the Florida Space Institute at the University of Central Florida in …

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UCF Researchers to Conduct Research Using First James Webb Space Telescope Images

With the first images from the telescope released this morning, here is a round-up of the many research projects UCF is working on. By Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala | July 11, 2022 UCF physics graduate student Olga Harrington Pinto counted down the minutes until today. She is one of eight UCF researchers and one alumna who will be …

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The James Webb Space Telescope’s First Year of Extraordinary Science Has Been Revealed

“Years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) often finds itself the butt of jokes. From satirical Webcomics to more scathing criticism, the flagship project of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency is an easy target. Yet many would argue that those delays and budget concerns …

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UCF’s James Webb Space Telescope proposal led by FSI’s postdoctoral researcher, Estela Fernández-Valenzuela, was accepted!

UCF’s proposal to “become a resource for researchers in Florida, Puerto Rico and Latin America seeking an opportunity to use the new James Webb Space Telescope to be launched by NASA,” led by FSI’s postdoctoral researcher, Estela Fernández-Valenzuela, was accepted by the Space Telescope Sciences Institute (STScI). FSI scientist, Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, and physics graduate student, …

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UCF to Help Researchers Seeking to use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Scheduled for launch in 2021, the telescope is anticipated to be as important to scientific discovery as the Hubble Telescope has been in the past decade. BY ZENAIDA GONZALEZ KOTALA | OCTOBER 10, 2019 The University of Central Florida soon will become a resource for researchers in Florida, Puerto Rico and Latin America seeking an opportunity to …

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