JWST

Is the JWST Now an Interplanetary Meteorologist?

The JWST keeps one-upping itself. In the telescope's latest act of outdoing itself, it examined a distant exoplanet to map…

3 weeks ago

Webb Joins the Hunt for Protoplanets

We can't understand what we can't clearly see. That fact plagues scientists who study how planets form. Planet formation happens…

2 months ago

Another Hycean Planet Found? TOI-270 d

Hycean planets may be able to host life even though they're outside what scientists consider the regular habitable zone. Their…

2 months ago

This Galaxy Was Already Dead When the Universe Was Only 700 Million Years Old

When a galaxy runs out of gas and dust, the process of star birth stops. That takes billions of years.…

3 months ago

JWST Sees a Milky Way-Like Galaxy Coming Together in the Early Universe

The gigantic galaxies we see in the Universe today, including our own Milky Way galaxy, started out far smaller. Mergers…

3 months ago

A New View of Uranus’ North Pole from JWST

One cool thing about Uranus is that its orientation, compared to the rest of the solar system, allows a unique…

5 months ago

Can Webb Find the First Stars in the Universe?

The Universe's very first stars had an important job. They formed from the primordial elements created by the Big Bang,…

5 months ago

JWST Finds the Smallest Free-Floating Brown Dwarf

Star formation is happening all around us in the Universe. However, there is still plenty we don't know about it,…

5 months ago

A Galaxy Only 350 Million Years Old Had Surprising Amounts of Metal

Astrophysicists working with the JWST have found a surprising amount of metal in a galaxy only 350 million years after…

6 months ago

Astronomers Want JWST to Study the Milky Way Core for Hundreds of Hours

To understand the Universe, we need to understand the extreme processes that shape it and drive its evolution. Things like…

7 months ago