In the News -- Launch of the James Webb Telescope
On Dec. 25, 2021 the James Webb Space Telescope (aka JWST or Webb) was launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana. JWST is an international collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
The Webb telescope 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.
Originally known as the "Next Generation Space Telescope" it was renamed in September 2002 after a former NASA administrator, James Webb.
For additional information see the following links:
A display highlighting some of the library's related resources can be found at the Marx Library on 2nd Floor South, along with a companion U.S. Space Telescopes bibliography.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 17th)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a U.S. federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January every year, around the time of King's birthday, Jan. 15. Dr. King (1929-1968) was the nation's most prominent leader in the 20th century struggle for civil rights.
For additional information, check-out our LibGuide -- Gov Docs: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Topics in the News -- Some recent reports from the Congressional Research Service:
The Debt Limit in 2021 (12/27/21)
Breaking Down the U. S. Inflation Rate (12/21/21)
Christian Holidays: Fact Sheet (12/7/21)