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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has been able to rule out an exoplanet having a thick carbon dioxide atmosphere. Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1 c is described by authors of a recent study on the findings as a Venus twin. When most think about the Webb telescope, spectacular images of the cosmos come to mind, unveiling space... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured images of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 5068 in spectacular fashion utilizing its MIRI and NIRCam instruments. The images were shared recently by NASA Administrator Bill Nelson during an event with students at the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland. Images... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has captured data regarding a water vapor plume from Saturn's moon Enceladus, which spans an incredible 6,000 miles. The detection of an immense water emission of this nature is the first seen over such a far-reaching distance. It also gives scientists an idea of how an emission like... Read more...
Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet that is believed to be blanketed in volcanoes. Exoplanet LP 791-18 d is suspected to have volcano eruptions as frequent as Jupiter's moon lo, which is the most volcanically active body in our solar system. LP 791-18 d was detected and studied utilizing NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, Read more...
Scientists took NASA's Webb telescope on a treasure hunt in the asteroid belt, and ended up finding as many questions as answers. Solar system scientists identified water vapor on Comet Read, an important clue in solving how water came about on Earth, but it was missing another key component: carbon dioxide. NASA's... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) snapped an image of a nearby young star, Formalhaut, in order to study the first asteroid belt seen in infrared outside our own solar system. Astronomers were stunned when they found the dusty structures are more complex than they had first thought. NASA's Hubble Telescope... Read more...
NASA scientists are left scratching their heads after new data from its coveted James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) found hints of water vapor around a distant exoplanet. The water vapor was detected while observing exoplanet GJ 486 b using Webb's Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec). Scientists using data from JWST... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) took a spectacular image of Uranus, showcasing its ability to capture the "faintest dusty rings." Uranus' rings have only been captured by two other instruments: the Voyager 2 spacecraft and the Keck Observatory with advanced adaptive optics. When someone thinks of Uranus... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured a sensational image of a supernova remnant created by a stellar explosion 340 years ago (as seen from Earth). The remnant, known as Cassiopeia A, is the youngest known remnant from an exploding, massive star in our Milky Way. While the image from JWST is not the... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope continues to provide awe-inspiring images of deep space, as the space agency shares an image the observatory captured of galaxy M100 as its Picture of the Day. Hubble captured the superb image using its Wide Field Camera 3. The image was previously featured as Picture of the Day back on... Read more...
A Yale astronomer spotted a 200,000-light-year-long bridge connecting a runaway black hole to the galaxy it is attempting to escape from. The supermassive black hole, weighing more than 20 million Suns, is traveling so fast that it could travel from Earth to the Moon in 14 minutes. The bridge first appeared to be a... Read more...
Astronomers detected a gamma-ray burst so bright, it effectively blinded most gamma-ray instruments in space. The pulse of intense radiation traveled for about 1.9 billion years to reach Earth. Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the brightest explosions of light in the known Universe. The one that was detected on October... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captures a rare sighting of a Wolf-Rayet star before it goes supernova. As of right now, Wolf-Rayet 124 (WR 124) is 30 times the mass of our Sun and has shed 10 Suns' worth of material. Wolf-Rayet stars are some of the brightest and most briefly detectable stars known... Read more...
Images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have astronomers questioning current cosmological models. The images contain a half dozen galaxies that existed 500 to 700 million years after the Big Bang, with more mass than was thought to have existed in the entire Universe at that time. The group of... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST) capability to capture deep space in incredible detail has led to an initial collection of 21 research papers, providing new insights into things such as the beginnings of star formation. Webb's images have unveiled an intricate network of gas and dust in nearby galaxies, and... Read more...
For the first time ever, researchers have been able to examine very compact structures of star clusters inside galaxies, thanks to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The research was recently published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Albert Einstein developed his theory of general... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to reveal previously undetected celestial objects. This time the observatory finds an asteroid roughly the size of Rome's Colosseum. A team of European astronomers utilizing JWST randomly detected an interloping asteroid located between Mars and Jupiter. The team... Read more...
The European Space Agency (ESA) shared an image of a spiral galaxy a little over a billion light-years from Earth captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Spiral galaxy LEDA 2046648 is located in the constellation Hercules. JWST has been capturing deep space in awe-inspiring fashion since its launch in... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured footage of a ringed asteroid more than 2 billion miles away using a new technique, known as occultation. Chariklo is 160 miles (250 kilometers) in diameter and its rings orbit at a distance of around 250 miles (400 kilometers) from the center of the icy rock's... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured a stunning image of one of the first medium-deep wide-field images of the cosmos, including a region of the sky known as the North Ecliptic Pole. The image is part of the Prime Extragalactic Areas for Reionization and Lensing Science (PEARLS) GTO program. A... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has reached yet another milestone, as it has discovered the earliest galaxies confirmed to date. The galaxies that were unveiled date back to less than 400 million years after the big bang. The Webb telescope has been busy since its launch earlier this year, from revealing... Read more...
NASA's Webb space telescope has revealed an exoplanet's atmosphere in a way never seen before. The highly-advanced telescope viewed the molecular and chemical profile of a distant planet's atmosphere, giving scientists and astronomers an idea of how clouds of this nature may look up close. The James Webb Space... Read more...
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