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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...
An international team of astronomers announced the two earliest and most distant galaxies yet confirmed were detected by the James Webb Space Telescope. The two galaxies are believed to date back to just 300 million years after the Big Bang. Over the past two years, scientists have utilized NASA’s Webb telescope to... Read more...
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), along with help from its tried and true sibling Hubble, have given researchers the data needed to explain why some giant gassy exoplanets are so puffy. Results of the study were mainly because of Webb’s “extraordinary sensitivity,” along with its ability to measure light... Read more...
An international team of researchers used NASA’s Webb space telescope to map the weather on a hot gas-giant exoplanet. WASP-43 b, as it's called, is similar in size to Jupiter and made primarily of hydrogen and helium, making it much hotter than any planet in Earth’s solar system. While the exoplanet’s star is... Read more...
NASA’s Webb space telescope continues to show off its ability to capture objects in deep space in sharp detail with new images of Horsehead Nebula. The new images show the top of the “horse’s mane,” or edge of the nebula, capturing the region’s complexity in unprecedented spatial resolution. The iconic Horsehead... Read more...
One of the fundamental measurements of the Universe, called the Hubble constant, has been in doubt for years due to a wide range of independent distance indicators producing a persistent difference, called the Hubble Tension. However, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has seemingly confirmed that Hubble’s prior... 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’s James Webb Space Telescope reached back into time to reveal what are believed to be some of the earliest stars to shine in the universe. Webb also detected the most distant supermassive black hole seen to date at the center of galaxy GN-z11. Galaxy GN-z11 was first detected by the Hubble Space Telescope. The... Read more...
Have you ever felt as though someone, or something, was watching you? Well, it might have been one of the 19 nearby spiral galaxies NASA’s Webb telescope captured in breathtaking detail, many of which look like giant eyeballs in space. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) observed 19 nearby face-on spiral galaxies... Read more...
NASA’s Webb telescope captured an image of a mammoth star-forming complex that spans nearly 1,630 light years. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), nebula N79 is a region of interstellar atomic hydrogen that is ionized. N79 has been referred to as a younger version of 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantual... Read more...
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to challenge and confirm what scientists and astronomers thought they knew about the early Universe. By utilizing Webb’s unmatched resolution and sensitivity, researchers have recently been able to seemingly confirm some oddly shaped galaxies in the early Universe, as... Read more...
NASA’s Webb telescope unveiled a curious new feature of the Beta Pictoris (Beta Pic), a young planetary system located only 63 light-years away. Using Webb’s MIRI (Mid-Infrared Instrument), researchers discovered what looks like a cat’s tail that extends from the southwest portion of Beta Pic’s secondary debris... Read more...
Astronomers have identified an object in deep space captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) as being an elusive dusty star-forming galaxy. Object AzTECC71 first appeared as a blob from ground-based telescopes before later vanishing completely from Hubble’s view. The image captured by Webb is not the... 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 used images from its Webb and Hubble telescopes to create a panchromatic image that will get everyone into the Christmas spirit. The resulting image of galaxy cluster MACS0146 combines visible and infrared light to create one of the most comprehensive views of the universe ever. MACS0146 is located about 4.13... Read more...
A team of researchers detected the most distant black hole yet seen utilizing two of NASA's telescopes. The telltale signature, an X-ray emission, of a growing black hole that researchers found is said to be just 470 million years after the Big Bang. That's still an infant, in cosmic terms. The team of researchers... Read more...
NASA is preparing to launch something other than a rocket with its upcoming NASA+ streaming service. The new streaming platform will be ad-free, family-friendly, and come at a cost everyone will love. NASA is well-known for the astonishing imagery and video that it shares from its incredible observatories and... Read more...
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captured an enlightening image of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant that is located 6,500 light-years from Earth. The Crab has been studied since as far back as 1054 CE by 11th-century astronomers. The top image is a side-by-side comparison of the Crab Nebula as seen by the... 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...
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 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...
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