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Ars Technica
1 month ago
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Daily Telescope: The most distant galaxy found so far is a total surprise

The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered a very bright galaxy just 300 million years after the Big Bang, challenging existing galaxy formation theories. [ more ]
Futurism
1 month ago
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James Webb Space Telescope Uncovers Most Distant Galaxy Ever Observed

Astronomers discover two of the oldest galaxies in the universe, including a bright and large one, using the James Webb Space Telescope. [ more ]
Ars Technica
2 months ago
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Daily Telescope: The Horsehead Nebula as we've never seen it before

The James Webb Space Telescope captured a detailed infrared image of the Horsehead Nebula, showcasing its intricate beauty and highlighting distant galaxies. [ more ]
Defector
2 months ago
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The Closer We Look The Smaller We Get | Defector

The vastness of the universe can make it hard to comprehend, but capturing known objects on a cosmic scale helps bridge the gap for human understanding. [ more ]
Mail Online
2 months ago
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NASA's James Webb captures 'sharpest' images yet of Horsehead Nebula

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captured detailed images of Horsehead Nebula's 'mane', showcasing its complexity and spatial resolution. [ more ]
Ars Technica
4 months ago
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Daily Telescope: Gigantic new stars stir up a nebula

Researchers study Nebula NGC 604 in Triangulum Galaxy with 200 massive stars.
Image taken by James Webb Space Telescope shows red tendrils, ionized hydrogen, and carbon-based molecules. [ more ]
Ars Technica
1 month ago
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Daily Telescope: The most distant galaxy found so far is a total surprise

The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered a very bright galaxy just 300 million years after the Big Bang, challenging existing galaxy formation theories. [ more ]
Futurism
1 month ago
OMG science

James Webb Space Telescope Uncovers Most Distant Galaxy Ever Observed

Astronomers discover two of the oldest galaxies in the universe, including a bright and large one, using the James Webb Space Telescope. [ more ]
Ars Technica
2 months ago
OMG science

Daily Telescope: The Horsehead Nebula as we've never seen it before

The James Webb Space Telescope captured a detailed infrared image of the Horsehead Nebula, showcasing its intricate beauty and highlighting distant galaxies. [ more ]
Defector
2 months ago
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The Closer We Look The Smaller We Get | Defector

The vastness of the universe can make it hard to comprehend, but capturing known objects on a cosmic scale helps bridge the gap for human understanding. [ more ]
Mail Online
2 months ago
OMG science

NASA's James Webb captures 'sharpest' images yet of Horsehead Nebula

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captured detailed images of Horsehead Nebula's 'mane', showcasing its complexity and spatial resolution. [ more ]
Ars Technica
4 months ago
OMG science

Daily Telescope: Gigantic new stars stir up a nebula

Researchers study Nebula NGC 604 in Triangulum Galaxy with 200 massive stars.
Image taken by James Webb Space Telescope shows red tendrils, ionized hydrogen, and carbon-based molecules. [ more ]
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#cosmology
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
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James Webb space telescope photographs most distant known galaxy

The James Webb space telescope captured the most distant known galaxy, suggesting a different early universe brightness and rapid star formation. [ more ]
Engadget
1 month ago
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NASA'S James Webb Space Telescope has found the most distant galaxy ever observed

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope discovered the most distant known galaxy, challenging existing theories on early galaxy formation. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
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Black holes observed colliding when universe was only 740m years old

Massive black hole merger observed in ancient universe for the first time. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
5 months ago
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JWST's Puzzling Early Galaxies Don't Break Cosmology--But They Do Bend Astrophysics

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has observed bright galaxies that stretch back to the early universe, which is puzzling because galaxies shouldn't have had enough time to become so massive.
Studies suggest that the unexpected girth of these early galaxies could be attributed to astrophysical explanations like earlier-forming black holes or bursts of star formation, rather than a flaw in our understanding of cosmology. [ more ]
Futurism
5 months ago
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James Webb Finds Most Ancient Black Hole Ever Discovered

Astronomers have discovered the oldest black hole ever observed, formed just 400 million years after the Big Bang.
The black hole is so large for its age that it challenges current theories on how these objects form. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
OMG science

James Webb space telescope photographs most distant known galaxy

The James Webb space telescope captured the most distant known galaxy, suggesting a different early universe brightness and rapid star formation. [ more ]
Engadget
1 month ago
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NASA'S James Webb Space Telescope has found the most distant galaxy ever observed

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope discovered the most distant known galaxy, challenging existing theories on early galaxy formation. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
OMG science

Black holes observed colliding when universe was only 740m years old

Massive black hole merger observed in ancient universe for the first time. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
5 months ago
OMG science

JWST's Puzzling Early Galaxies Don't Break Cosmology--But They Do Bend Astrophysics

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has observed bright galaxies that stretch back to the early universe, which is puzzling because galaxies shouldn't have had enough time to become so massive.
Studies suggest that the unexpected girth of these early galaxies could be attributed to astrophysical explanations like earlier-forming black holes or bursts of star formation, rather than a flaw in our understanding of cosmology. [ more ]
Futurism
5 months ago
OMG science

James Webb Finds Most Ancient Black Hole Ever Discovered

Astronomers have discovered the oldest black hole ever observed, formed just 400 million years after the Big Bang.
The black hole is so large for its age that it challenges current theories on how these objects form. [ more ]
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#black-holes
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
OMG science

All the DarknessWe Cannot See

The James Webb Space Telescope provides stunning images of the universe, revealing mysteries like dark energy, dark matter, and black holes. [ more ]
Futurism
4 months ago
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James Webb Spots Something Lurking in Wreckage of Supernova

Scientists used JWST to discover neutron star from Supernova 1987A
Supernova 1987A explosion was so bright it hindered detection of the neutron star in cosmic dust. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
1 month ago
OMG science

All the DarknessWe Cannot See

The James Webb Space Telescope provides stunning images of the universe, revealing mysteries like dark energy, dark matter, and black holes. [ more ]
Futurism
4 months ago
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James Webb Spots Something Lurking in Wreckage of Supernova

Scientists used JWST to discover neutron star from Supernova 1987A
Supernova 1987A explosion was so bright it hindered detection of the neutron star in cosmic dust. [ more ]
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#astrophysics
Futurism
1 month ago
OMG science

James Webb Just Observed the Universe's Youngest Galaxies Being Born

The James Webb Space Telescope captured images of some of the youngest galaxies ever seen, just 400-600 million years after the Big Bang. [ more ]
www.nature.com
2 months ago
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In a First, JWST Confirms an Atmosphere on a Rocky Exoplanet

Astronomers used the James Webb Space Telescope to detect the atmosphere of a rocky exoplanet, providing insights into early Earth's history and the search for life beyond the Solar System. [ more ]
Futurism
2 months ago
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James Webb Turns to Examine Planet Showing Potential Sign of Life

The James Webb Space Telescope has identified potential signs of life on exoplanet K2-18b through the detection of dimethyl sulfide gas, exclusive to lifeforms on Earth. [ more ]
Mail Online
2 months ago
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Distant planet may be emitting gas that's 'only produced by life'

Space telescope aiming to confirm existence of alien life on distant planet K2-18b. [ more ]
www.nature.com
2 months ago
Data science

Could JWST Solve One of Cosmology's Greatest Mysteries?

The James Webb Space Telescope's observations provide conflicting values for the rate of cosmic expansion, failing to settle the disagreement over the Hubble constant. [ more ]
Futurism
4 months ago
OMG science

Scientists Surprised to Realize Red Dots in James Webb Images Are Black Holes

Tiny red dots in old universe are baby supermassive black holes
Discovery challenges current models of supermassive black hole formation [ more ]
Futurism
1 month ago
OMG science

James Webb Just Observed the Universe's Youngest Galaxies Being Born

The James Webb Space Telescope captured images of some of the youngest galaxies ever seen, just 400-600 million years after the Big Bang. [ more ]
www.nature.com
2 months ago
OMG science

In a First, JWST Confirms an Atmosphere on a Rocky Exoplanet

Astronomers used the James Webb Space Telescope to detect the atmosphere of a rocky exoplanet, providing insights into early Earth's history and the search for life beyond the Solar System. [ more ]
Futurism
2 months ago
OMG science

James Webb Turns to Examine Planet Showing Potential Sign of Life

The James Webb Space Telescope has identified potential signs of life on exoplanet K2-18b through the detection of dimethyl sulfide gas, exclusive to lifeforms on Earth. [ more ]
Mail Online
2 months ago
OMG science

Distant planet may be emitting gas that's 'only produced by life'

Space telescope aiming to confirm existence of alien life on distant planet K2-18b. [ more ]
www.nature.com
2 months ago
Data science

Could JWST Solve One of Cosmology's Greatest Mysteries?

The James Webb Space Telescope's observations provide conflicting values for the rate of cosmic expansion, failing to settle the disagreement over the Hubble constant. [ more ]
Futurism
4 months ago
OMG science

Scientists Surprised to Realize Red Dots in James Webb Images Are Black Holes

Tiny red dots in old universe are baby supermassive black holes
Discovery challenges current models of supermassive black hole formation [ more ]
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Mail Online
1 month ago
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Scientists discover new planet that could support human life

Gliese 12 b, an Earth-like exoplanet, could host human life if proven to have an Earth-like atmosphere and temperature for water formation. [ more ]
Futurism
2 months ago
OMG science

James Webb Detects Weather on Exoplanet From 280 Light Years Away

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope detects weather on distant exoplanet, revealing extreme conditions and detailed atmospheric composition. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
OMG science

NASA's attempt to bring home part of Mars is unprecedented. The mission's problems are not

Cost overruns and delays are plaguing the Mars Sample Return mission like the James Webb Space Telescope before its successful launch.
The James Webb Space Telescope faced challenges including budget overruns and delays, but eventually became a scientific triumph. [ more ]
The Atlantic
5 months ago
Angular

New Galactic Images from the James Webb Space Telescope

Detailed views of spiral galaxies captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in near and mid-infrared light
Comparison of these images with previous views from Hubble telescope in visible and ultraviolet light reveals new galactic structures and elements [ more ]
Mail Online
3 days ago
OMG science

NASA's James Webb spots a giant penguin and its egg in space

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captured detailed image of two galaxies resembling a penguin and an egg 326 million light-years away. [ more ]
Inverse
2 weeks ago
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Almost 30 Years Ago, the Hubble Telescope Stumbled Upon this Enchanting Cosmic Object

Detailed 3D video of Pillars of Creation created by Hubble and JWST, showing new insights into their structure and formation. [ more ]
Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

Scientists discover new planet that could support human life

Gliese 12 b, an Earth-like exoplanet, could host human life if proven to have an Earth-like atmosphere and temperature for water formation. [ more ]
Futurism
2 months ago
OMG science

James Webb Detects Weather on Exoplanet From 280 Light Years Away

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope detects weather on distant exoplanet, revealing extreme conditions and detailed atmospheric composition. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
3 months ago
OMG science

NASA's attempt to bring home part of Mars is unprecedented. The mission's problems are not

Cost overruns and delays are plaguing the Mars Sample Return mission like the James Webb Space Telescope before its successful launch.
The James Webb Space Telescope faced challenges including budget overruns and delays, but eventually became a scientific triumph. [ more ]
The Atlantic
5 months ago
Angular

New Galactic Images from the James Webb Space Telescope

Detailed views of spiral galaxies captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in near and mid-infrared light
Comparison of these images with previous views from Hubble telescope in visible and ultraviolet light reveals new galactic structures and elements [ more ]
Mail Online
3 days ago
OMG science

NASA's James Webb spots a giant penguin and its egg in space

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captured detailed image of two galaxies resembling a penguin and an egg 326 million light-years away. [ more ]
Inverse
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Almost 30 Years Ago, the Hubble Telescope Stumbled Upon this Enchanting Cosmic Object

Detailed 3D video of Pillars of Creation created by Hubble and JWST, showing new insights into their structure and formation. [ more ]
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Inverse
2 months ago
OMG science

The Webb Telescope Just Stumbled Upon A Lava Planet Twice the Size of Earth

55 Cancri e has a thick atmosphere rich in carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide, not vaporized rock. Previous studies suggest it might be carbon-rich with a diamond interior. [ more ]
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Intelligencer
3 months ago
Science

Have We Already Found Alien Life?

The James Webb Space Telescope may have detected life beyond Earth, with strong evidence for a biosignature forthcoming.
While the detection of a biosignature is intriguing, it falls short of confirming life on other planets due to uncertainties and the complexity of defining life. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
5 months ago
OMG science

Planets Orbiting Dead Stars Foretell the Solar System's Far-Future Fate

In the future, the sun will die and become a white dwarf, consuming the inner planets but potentially leaving the outer planets intact.
Astronomers have used the James Webb Space Telescope to detect evidence of giant exoplanets still orbiting white dwarfs. [ more ]
Futurism
5 months ago
OMG science

James Webb Spots Two Planets Solemnly Orbiting Dead Stars

Astronomers have spotted two gas giant exoplanets orbiting the remains of white dwarf stars, which is unusual due to the extreme forces involved.
The discovery suggests that gas giants could survive their hot stars collapsing and transforming into white dwarfs, but further confirmation is still needed. [ more ]
Futurism
6 months ago
OMG science

Rumors Circulating That James Webb Has Discovered Life on Other World

The James Webb Space Telescope has sparked speculation among scientists about the possibility of finding signs of alien life.
No definitive evidence has been found so far, but the telescope's observations could lead to the initial identification of potential biosignatures. [ more ]
Intelligencer
3 months ago
Science

Have We Already Found Alien Life?

The James Webb Space Telescope may have detected life beyond Earth, with strong evidence for a biosignature forthcoming.
While the detection of a biosignature is intriguing, it falls short of confirming life on other planets due to uncertainties and the complexity of defining life. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
5 months ago
OMG science

Planets Orbiting Dead Stars Foretell the Solar System's Far-Future Fate

In the future, the sun will die and become a white dwarf, consuming the inner planets but potentially leaving the outer planets intact.
Astronomers have used the James Webb Space Telescope to detect evidence of giant exoplanets still orbiting white dwarfs. [ more ]
Futurism
5 months ago
OMG science

James Webb Spots Two Planets Solemnly Orbiting Dead Stars

Astronomers have spotted two gas giant exoplanets orbiting the remains of white dwarf stars, which is unusual due to the extreme forces involved.
The discovery suggests that gas giants could survive their hot stars collapsing and transforming into white dwarfs, but further confirmation is still needed. [ more ]
Futurism
6 months ago
OMG science

Rumors Circulating That James Webb Has Discovered Life on Other World

The James Webb Space Telescope has sparked speculation among scientists about the possibility of finding signs of alien life.
No definitive evidence has been found so far, but the telescope's observations could lead to the initial identification of potential biosignatures. [ more ]
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Futurism
3 months ago
Data science

The James Webb's Beautiful Images Actually Arrive in Black and White

JWST captures images in black and white, which are later colored on Earth based on data.
JWST uses infrared waves to see deeper into space and capture information beyond human vision. [ more ]
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Ars Technica
4 months ago
OMG science

Daily Telescope: A new Webb image reveals a cosmos full of galaxies

Deep-field image from the James Webb Space Telescope showcasing galaxies.
Universe teeming with galaxies in a cosmos almost incomprehensibly large. [ more ]
Inverse
6 months ago
OMG science

'Overmassive' Black Holes Dominated Early Galaxies, Study Finds

Early supermassive black holes in ancient galaxies are smaller than those in our nearby universe but appear too big compared to the mass of stars in their host galaxies.
These early black holes were likely spawned by collapsing gas clouds and were more massive than their galaxies, but galaxies gained stellar mass over time. [ more ]
Mail Online
8 months ago
Science

See the second farthest galaxy ever discovered in new NASA image

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has discovered two new galaxies within the Pandora's Cluster, one of which is now the second-farthest galaxy seen by human eyes.
The newly discovered galaxy, Z-13, was estimated to have emitted light when the universe was about 330 million years old, and it traveled for about 13.4 billion light years to reach the JWST.
The discovery of these galaxies provides valuable insights into the early universe and the formation and growth of galaxies during that time. [ more ]
Ars Technica
4 months ago
OMG science

Daily Telescope: A new Webb image reveals a cosmos full of galaxies

Deep-field image from the James Webb Space Telescope showcasing galaxies.
Universe teeming with galaxies in a cosmos almost incomprehensibly large. [ more ]
Inverse
6 months ago
OMG science

'Overmassive' Black Holes Dominated Early Galaxies, Study Finds

Early supermassive black holes in ancient galaxies are smaller than those in our nearby universe but appear too big compared to the mass of stars in their host galaxies.
These early black holes were likely spawned by collapsing gas clouds and were more massive than their galaxies, but galaxies gained stellar mass over time. [ more ]
Mail Online
8 months ago
Science

See the second farthest galaxy ever discovered in new NASA image

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has discovered two new galaxies within the Pandora's Cluster, one of which is now the second-farthest galaxy seen by human eyes.
The newly discovered galaxy, Z-13, was estimated to have emitted light when the universe was about 330 million years old, and it traveled for about 13.4 billion light years to reach the JWST.
The discovery of these galaxies provides valuable insights into the early universe and the formation and growth of galaxies during that time. [ more ]
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Futurism
4 months ago
OMG science

James Webb Spots Cosmic Foundry Generating Pure Gold

Neutron star collision produces heavy elements like gold and silver.
Kilonova explosion creates some of the heaviest elements in the periodic table. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
4 months ago
OMG science

JWST Is Tracking Down the Cosmic Origins of Earth's Water

Water is essential for life and plays a significant role in planet formation.
Astronomers are utilizing the James Webb Space Telescope to study water in protoplanetary disks. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
OMG science

Cosmic time machines': how space telescopes transformed our ability to understand the universe

Space telescopes like Hubble and James Webb are located in space to get a clearer view of objects in outer space.
Putting telescopes in space allows astronomers to avoid atmospheric effects like twinkling stars and get sharper images. [ more ]
Ars Technica
5 months ago
OMG science

Daily Telescope: Webb telescope reveals breathtaking structure of galaxies

The James Webb Space Telescope observed 19 face-on spiral galaxies to gain new insights into these galaxies and their similarities to the Milky Way.
The images from Webb reveal large, spherical holes in the gas and dust of the galaxies, which may have been created by exploding stars. [ more ]
Inverse
5 months ago
OMG science

This Dazzling Nebula Reveals A Glimpse of An Infant Universe Bursting With Stars

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) recently captured an image of one-third of the N79 nebula, a giant cloud of cosmic dust.
The JWST studies the cosmos in the infrared, which is invisible to the human eye but visible to instruments like the JWST telescope. [ more ]
Inverse
6 months ago
Black Lives Matter

The Oldest Black Hole Ever Discovered Is Surprisingly Big

The oldest supermassive black hole ever seen is consuming its host galaxy, which may spell doom for both the black hole and its prey.
Studying this ancient black hole could provide insights into the formation and growth of the first supermassive black holes in the universe. [ more ]
Ars Technica
6 months ago
OMG science

No, the James Webb Space Telescope hasn't found life out there-at least not yet

Rumors suggest that the James Webb Space Telescope has found a planet with strong evidence of life.
NASA has clarified that while the telescope has not found definitive evidence of life, it may identify potential biosignatures that could indicate habitability. [ more ]
Inverse
7 months ago
Science

The 12 Best Space Images of 2023, Ranked

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope continue to provide stunning images of the cosmos.
The 12 best space images of 2023 include a dancing galaxy pair, taffy-like galaxies, and the Spare Tire Nebula. [ more ]
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Ars Technica
7 months ago
OMG science

Daily Telescope: An ancient galaxy behind a veil of dust

Astronomers have observed a dusty galaxy that existed just 900 million years after the Big Bang.
The James Webb Space Telescope has allowed astronomers to see this type of galaxy that was previously invisible to the Hubble Space Telescope. [ more ]
Futurism
7 months ago
Science

James Webb Detects "Unexplained Structures" in Heart of Our Galaxy

NASA unveils new image of the Milky Way taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, showing needle-like structures that have scientists intrigued.
The image reveals 500,000 stars, protostars, and feathery wisps believed to be emissions from ionized hydrogen.
Scientists are puzzled by the needle-shaped structures and are determined to gather more data to understand them. [ more ]
Inverse
7 months ago
Science

Webb Telescope Uncovers Startling Phenomenon Growing Inside The Milky Way

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured new images of the heart of the Milky Way, revealing insights into the origin of the universe.
The images offer clues about how a cosmic environment impacts star formation and show previously unseen details of the galactic center.
JWST's Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) captured a dense and abundant star-forming region called Sagittarius C, including a pink pocket of massive protostars. [ more ]
Mail Online
7 months ago
Science

NASA's James Webb captures our Milky Way in 'unprecedented detail'

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured an image of the heart of the Milky Way in unprecedented detail.
The image shows over 50,000 stars and chaotic clouds at the galactic center, providing new insights into star formation in this extreme environment.
JWST's infrared camera, NIRCam, was used to capture the image and detect light from the earliest stars and galaxies in formation. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
8 months ago
Science

It may rain sand on this mysterious cotton candy' exoplanet, where scientists just made an Earth-like discovery

Scientists have discovered that an exoplanet called WASP-107b has high-altitude clouds composed of tiny sand particles.
This discovery was made possible by the Mid-Infrared Instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope.
WASP-107b's fluffy nature allows scientists to study its atmosphere more deeply than they can with larger, more massive planets. [ more ]
www.npr.org
8 months ago
OMG science

Clouds made of sand make for a strange kind of rain on this hot planet

A gas giant planet called WASP-107b has clouds made of sand, according to observations by the James Webb Space Telescope.
The sand in the clouds of WASP-107b acts like water on Earth, falling towards the planet's hotter interior and evaporating to form clouds again.
This discovery provides evidence of the variety of bizarre clouds that can exist beyond our solar system. [ more ]
Ars Technica
7 months ago
OMG science

Daily Telescope: An ancient galaxy behind a veil of dust

Astronomers have observed a dusty galaxy that existed just 900 million years after the Big Bang.
The James Webb Space Telescope has allowed astronomers to see this type of galaxy that was previously invisible to the Hubble Space Telescope. [ more ]
Futurism
7 months ago
Science

James Webb Detects "Unexplained Structures" in Heart of Our Galaxy

NASA unveils new image of the Milky Way taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, showing needle-like structures that have scientists intrigued.
The image reveals 500,000 stars, protostars, and feathery wisps believed to be emissions from ionized hydrogen.
Scientists are puzzled by the needle-shaped structures and are determined to gather more data to understand them. [ more ]
Inverse
7 months ago
Science

Webb Telescope Uncovers Startling Phenomenon Growing Inside The Milky Way

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured new images of the heart of the Milky Way, revealing insights into the origin of the universe.
The images offer clues about how a cosmic environment impacts star formation and show previously unseen details of the galactic center.
JWST's Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) captured a dense and abundant star-forming region called Sagittarius C, including a pink pocket of massive protostars. [ more ]
Mail Online
7 months ago
Science

NASA's James Webb captures our Milky Way in 'unprecedented detail'

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured an image of the heart of the Milky Way in unprecedented detail.
The image shows over 50,000 stars and chaotic clouds at the galactic center, providing new insights into star formation in this extreme environment.
JWST's infrared camera, NIRCam, was used to capture the image and detect light from the earliest stars and galaxies in formation. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
8 months ago
Science

It may rain sand on this mysterious cotton candy' exoplanet, where scientists just made an Earth-like discovery

Scientists have discovered that an exoplanet called WASP-107b has high-altitude clouds composed of tiny sand particles.
This discovery was made possible by the Mid-Infrared Instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope.
WASP-107b's fluffy nature allows scientists to study its atmosphere more deeply than they can with larger, more massive planets. [ more ]
www.npr.org
8 months ago
OMG science

Clouds made of sand make for a strange kind of rain on this hot planet

A gas giant planet called WASP-107b has clouds made of sand, according to observations by the James Webb Space Telescope.
The sand in the clouds of WASP-107b acts like water on Earth, falling towards the planet's hotter interior and evaporating to form clouds again.
This discovery provides evidence of the variety of bizarre clouds that can exist beyond our solar system. [ more ]
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Futurism
1 week ago
OMG science

James Webb Spots Distant Space Object With Jewel-Like Lights

The James Webb Space Telescope captured an image of a quasar with a 'bejeweled ring' appearance due to gravitational lensing. [ more ]
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www.scientificamerican.com
3 weeks ago
OMG science

JWST's Little Red Dots' Offer Astronomers the Universe's Weirdest Puzzle

Technological advancements uncover hidden mysteries, from revealing hidden portraits in paintings to discovering enigmatic galaxies in the ancient universe. [ more ]
Ars Technica
1 month ago
OMG science

Black holes formed quasars less than a billion years after Big Bang

Supermassive black holes are found in every galaxy, including early Universe, challenging our understanding of their rapid growth. [ more ]
www.scientificamerican.com
3 weeks ago
OMG science

JWST's Little Red Dots' Offer Astronomers the Universe's Weirdest Puzzle

Technological advancements uncover hidden mysteries, from revealing hidden portraits in paintings to discovering enigmatic galaxies in the ancient universe. [ more ]
Ars Technica
1 month ago
OMG science

Black holes formed quasars less than a billion years after Big Bang

Supermassive black holes are found in every galaxy, including early Universe, challenging our understanding of their rapid growth. [ more ]
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Mail Online
1 month ago
OMG science

'Cataclysmic' collision of giant asteroids is discovered by NASA

Collision between asteroids in Beta Pictoris star system 20 years ago observed by James Webb telescope. [ more ]
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