Infrared Astronomy

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

Astronomers Spot Three Interacting Systems with Twin Discs

Using the SPHERE instrument on the ESO's Very Large Telescope, a team of astronomers observed how interaction between disks affects…

1 year ago

Webb Completes its First “Deep Field” With Nine Days of Observing Time. What did it Find?

About 13 billion years ago, the stars in the Universe's earliest galaxies sent photons out into space. Some of those…

1 year ago

Astronomers Directly Image Debris Disk and find a Jupiter-Sized Planet Orbiting a Sunlike Star

The SHINE collaboration recently observed a Super-Jupiter within a young debris orbiting a nearby star. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); M. Weiss…

1 year ago

Webb Turns its Infrared Gaze on Mars

The first Webb images of Mars were just released by the ESA, revealing spectra from the planet's atmosphere and what…

2 years ago

The Youngest Exoplanet Ever Seen?

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have observed what could be the youngest exoplanet ever detected!

2 years ago

Now, We can Finally Compare Webb to Other Infrared Observatories

The images released by the James Webb Space Telescope team last week aren’t officially ‘first light’ images from the new…

2 years ago

Webb Has Almost Reached its Final, Coldest Temperature

  Launched on December 25, 2021 from ESA's launch site in Kourou, French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket, the…

2 years ago

NASA's Upcoming SPHEREx Mission Will map the Entire Universe in Infrared Every 6 Months

The JWST will only capture a small portion of the infrared sky. To see more, we need a satellite like…

2 years ago

James Webb Unfolds Sunshield

It’s almost time. Soon the James Webb Space Telescope will be on its way to the Sun/Earth L2 Lagrange point…

3 years ago