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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) once again has surprised scientists with a new revelation concerning a region of young stars studied since the 1970s. Even though the region has been studied for decades with five other telescopes, it took the power of Webb to reveal what scientists once believed to be one... Read more...
NASA’s Webb telescope recently played peek-a-boo with the star-forming region NGC 604 and, in the process, spotted cavernous bubbles and stretched-out filaments of gas 2.73 million light-years from Earth. The features give scientists and astronomers a more detailed peek into star birth than seen previously in the... Read more...
NASA says that it has found a “super-Earth” that is only 137 light-years away, and the same system may hold a second, Earth-sized planet. The larger of the two exoplanets, named TOI-715 b, is roughly one and a half times wider than Earth. Scientists and astronomers have been in search for another habitable planet... Read more...
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) set its sights on Uranus and captured a brilliant image of a storm brewing on the icy giant. Along with the storms, Webb also captured the planet’s rings, moons, and other atmospheric features. In the 1980s, Voyager 2 could only image the distant planet as what NASA refers... Read more...
NASA’s Webb telescope captured the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A lighting up deep space like a Christmas tree ornament. The image is part of the 2023 Holidays at the White House and debuted by First Lady Dr. Jill Biden in the first-ever White House Advent Calendar. The image captured by the James Webb Space... Read more...
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured an awe-inspiring image of a Herbig-Haro object in the northern constellation of Perseus. Herbig-Haro objects are luminous patches of nebulosity associated with protostars and form when stellar winds or hot gas ejected by a newborn star collide with the gas and dust... Read more...
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured a bedazzling image of the center of the Milky Way with an unprecedented infrared-light view. The image contains a portion of the center of our galaxy that includes never-before-seen features that astronomers have yet to be able to explain. The "chaotic region" at... Read more...
A team of scientists utilized a combination of space and ground-based telescopes, including NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, to identify a neutron star merger that created the second-brightest gamma-ray burst ever seen. The observation also helped scientists detect the chemical tellurium in the aftermath of the... Read more...
NASA's Webb telescope discovered a high-speed jet over Jupiter's equator. The new finding is giving researchers insight into how the layers of the gas giant's atmosphere interact. Jupiter has some very well-known features, like its Great Red Spot which is large enough to engulf Earth. This mammoth planet, which... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) detected evidence of quartz nanocrystals in a Jupiter-like exoplanet's atmosphere 1,300 light-years from Earth. The first-ever detection of silica particles in an exoplanet's atmosphere was made possible by Webb's Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI). WASP-17 b, also known as... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured a rare and bright burst of light between two galaxies, adding even more mystery to this known phenomenon. These random events, called Luminous Fast Blue Optical Transients (LFBOTs), only seem to occur once a year or so and last only a matter of days. The first LFBOT was... Read more...
NASA's Webb space telescope continues to astound as it captures an image of Herbig-Haro 211 in "unprecedented detail." The image captures an outflow from a protostar, representing our own Sun when it was just tens of thousands of years old. According to NASA, Herbig-Haro (HH) objects are radiant regions surrounding... Read more...
NASA's Webb telescope detected carbon-bearing molecules within an exoplanet 8.6 times larger than Earth, including methane and carbon dioxide. It is possible that the exoplanet, known as K2-18 b, could be a Hycean planet, meaning it potentially possesses a hydrogen-rich atmosphere, as well as an ocean-covered... Read more...
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured an alluring image of the winding arms of spiral galaxy M51 that the European Space Agency (ESA) describes as a "'FEAST' for the eyes." The image is a composite that merges data received from JWST's Near-InfraRed Camera (NIRCam) and Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI). Each... Read more...
Observations of the planet Neptune have led astronomers and scientists to believe the disappearance of the distant planet's cloud coverage was caused by none other than our very own sun. New research concludes that the disappearance of the clouds and the subsequent reappearance of them were linked to the solar... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured an image of the farthest star that has ever been detected with its NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) instrument. The star, first imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, was able to be captured due to the combination of sophisticated instrumentation and nature's natural... Read more...
A team of astronomers shared new images captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) of the iconic Ring Nebula known as Messier 57 (M57). The awe-inspiring images highlight the nebula's labyrinthine allure in astonishing detail. It's like something out of a science-fiction movie. Ms57 is a planetary nebula... Read more...
A new image from NASA's Webb telescope captures an alluring image of the galaxy cluster known as 'El Gordo' has unveiled tantalizing new objects never seen before. The image gives more clarity to a variety of distant objects that the Hubble Space Telescope could only hint at in the past. El Gordo is considered to... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has detected water vapor in a planetary system that could help scientists answer the question of how Earth got its water. This is the first time that water has been detected in the terrestrial region of a protoplanetary disk known to host two or more protoplanets. The new... Read more...
NASA celebrates one year of the James Webb Space Telescope performing science operations in deep space by sharing a phenomenal image of a star being born. The image is of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, which is the closest star-forming region to Earth. In one regard, it seems like just yesterday that onlookers... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been sending back some of the most prolific and awe-inspiring images of the universe ever. Some of its latest photographs of deep space include the supermassive black hole CEERS 1019. The black hole is not only the most distant on record, but is also less massive than any... Read more...
NASA's James Space Webb Telescope (JWST) continues to dazzle with yet another stunning image of Saturn's spectacular rings. The image was captured by Webb on June 25, 2023, and was part of the observatory's first near-infrared observations of the mammoth-ringed planet. JWST has been utilized to capture images of... Read more...
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