Infrared Astronomy

Webb Sees a Galaxy Awash in Star Formation

Since it began operations in July 2022, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has fulfilled many scientific objectives. In addition…

2 weeks ago

A Solo Brown Dwarf Found With Auroras

Astronomers have used JWST to find a brown dwarf with polar auroras like the Earth, or Jupiter. This is surprising…

3 months ago

Why Was it Tricky to Know the Distances to Galaxies JWST Was Seeing?

One of the chief objectives of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is to study the formation and evolution of…

4 months ago

JWST Reveals a Newly-Forming Double Protostar

As our newest, most perceptive eye on the ongoing unfolding of the cosmos, the James Webb Space Telescope is revealing…

5 months ago

JWST Sees Four Exoplanets in a Single System

When the JWST activated its penetrating infrared eyes in July 2022, it faced a massive wish-list of targets compiled by…

6 months ago

We Should Be Looking for Small, Hot Dyson Spheres

A new study recommends looking for Dyson Spheres that are smaller, orbit closer to their suns, and might still be…

7 months ago

The Seasons on Saturn are Changing. It's Time to Say Goodbye to Its North Pole for a Few Years

Just like Earth, Saturn goes through seasons because of its axial tilt. But a year on Saturn lasts 30 Earth…

7 months ago

Twinkling Stars Supply the Dust That Leads to Life

A team of Japanese astronomers has found a connection between the dustiness of Red Giant stars and changes in their…

1 year ago

JWST Sees Frozen Water, Ammonia, Methane and Other Ices in a Protostellar Nebula

Want to build a habitable planet? Then you’ll need various and sundry ingredients such as carbon, hydrogen oxygen, nitrogen and…

1 year ago

For the First Time, Astronomers Spot Stars in Galaxies that Existed Just 1 Billion Years After the Big Bang

Using data from the JWST, an international team of astronomers have made the first observations of stars in quasars that…

1 year ago