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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...
NASA convened a team of experts to devise a plan to protect its extremely valuable Webb telescope from powerful micrometeoroid impacts. The team was assembled following an impact in May, which exceeded any prelaunch models. NASA reported in June of this year that the Webb telescope had been struck by multiple... Read more...
The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image that seems to show a luminous bridge connecting two galaxies. The observation of the galactic triplet Arp 248 comes from a project cataloging peculiar galaxies. Hubble continues to be utilized as it searches the universe for future candidates for the James Webb Space... Read more...
NASA's Webb telescope captured an image of the Pillars of Creation that looks like the hand of the Grim Reaper reaching out from the very soul of the universe. The pillars were first made famous by the Hubble Space Telescope back in 1995. Webb recently captured the Pillars of Creation with its Near-Infrared Camera... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) reached far back into the universe's past, and captured a galaxy whose light took 13.3 billion years to reach Earth. When MACS0647-JD was first discovered in 2012, it set a new distance record for finding the farthest galaxy seen in the universe at that time. Astronomers... Read more...
NASA's Webb telescope has captured two galaxies colliding nearly 270 million light-years from Earth. The collision has sparked a frenzy of new star formations, known as a starburst, creating new stars at a rate twenty times faster than that of our own Milky Way. The two galaxies, referred to as IC 1623, are very... Read more...
NASA's extremely powerful Webb telescope has helped researchers unveil at least three galaxies merging 11.5 billion years ago. The swirling galaxies are seen around a red quasar in a 'monster' black hole. A team at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) were able to discover "a cluster of galaxies merging together around a... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured an awe-inspiring image of the iconic Pillars of Creation. The interstellar gas and dust that make up the incredible columns, are home to a plethora of newly forming stars. The Pillars of Creation were first made famous by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995. The... Read more...
Like a detective looking for evidence in the depths of space, the Webb telescope unveiled what appears to look like a fingerprint. The image is actually 17 dust rings that are being emitted from a pair of stars that are located a little over 5,000 light-years from Earth. The pair consists of an O4-5 primary star and a... Read more...
For the first time ever, NASA's Webb and Hubble space telescopes captured the same celestial target at the same time. The two observatories had front row seats as the space agency's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) slammed into asteroid Dimorphos earlier this week. Webb and Hubble images have been used in... Read more...
NASA's Webb Space Telescope proves cool enough to capture the complex skeletal structure of a distant spiral galaxy. Webb's Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI) must operate at 33 degrees Celsius below the rest of the observatory in order to remain sensitive to the mid-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured a gorgeous image of Neptune, its rings, and seven of the planet's moons. One of Neptune's moons shines so brightly, that it could be mistaken for a star. Neptune was first discovered in 1846 and has enamored astronomers since. The frigid planet is located 30... Read more...
NASA's Webb telescope captures first images and spectra of the Red Planet, revealing data beneath the planet's blinding light. The new information will be used along with other data collected by orbiters, rovers, and other telescopes to reveal more about Mars. While the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is located... Read more...
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to unveil secrets of the universe, as it captures a Tarantula Nebula in high-resolution detail. The image also shed light on what astronomers previously thought was an older star. Located approximately 161,000 light-years away, the Tarantula Nebula lies within the... Read more...
NASA's Webb telescope has captured its first ever direct image of a planet outside our own solar system. Exoplanet HIP 65426 b is a massive gas planet, about 12 times the size of Jupiter. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to capture images never before seen. While still under the peer-review process... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to deliver amazing images from deep space. One of the latest is a colorized image of what is known as an Einstein Ring. JWST began sending full resolution images from deep space back in early July. Since then, it has dazzled with images of a Cartwheel Galaxy... Read more...
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to amaze and give greater detail for NASA scientists to plunder through. New images captured of Jupiter by the space telescope is giving clues to the massive planet's inner life. Jupiter is not lacking in activity, as mammoth storms, powerful winds, auroras and... Read more...
A new study utilizing data from the first month of images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has revealed hidden details about galaxies during the first billion years of cosmic history. While the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has been able to unveil much of the early universe, JWST is allowing scientists... Read more...
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to produce spectacular images from deep space. One of its latest pictures shows the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy, revealing new data surrounding star formation and the galaxy's central black hole. The Hubble telescope is still producing awe inspiring imagery of... Read more...
NASA recently shared the largest image ever assembled from the Hubble Space Telescope on its Instagram feed. The image of the Andromeda galaxy was captured seven years ago, but is still just as breathtaking. Hubble has taken somewhat of a backseat since the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) began taking its first... Read more...
Less than a week after the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope were released, a group of scientists have revealed that the telescope may have located a galaxy that existed 13.5 billion years ago. The galaxy could date back to just 300 million years after the Big Bang (just a baby, in cosmic terms)... Read more...
The James Webb Space Telescope has not been sitting idly in space since the first images were revealed by NASA. The space telescope has been busy capturing images of deep space, and an intriguing image of a spiral galaxy was shared by an astronomer on Twitter that has left some with thoughts of a Dr. Who... Read more...
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