galaxies

The Whirlpool Galaxy, Seen by JWST

The Whirlpool Galaxy, aka M51, is one of the most well-known objects in the night sky. It's close enough and…

8 months ago

Euclid Reaches L2, Shares its First Test Image

ESA's Euclid mission has made the journey through space to reach the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrange Point. The two instruments on…

8 months ago

Supernovae are the Source of Dust in Early Galaxies

Dust is the building block for much of the Universe, including the planet you were born on. But where did…

9 months ago

James Webb is a GO for Cycle 2 Observations!

The observation programs for Cycle 2 of the James Webb Space Telescope have just been announced, and they are a…

9 months ago

JWST Shows How the Early Universe Was Furiously Forming Stars

We can gaze out into regions in our neighbourhood of the Milky Way and find orgies of star birth. The…

10 months ago

Galactic Black Hole Winds Blow Up to a Third the Speed of Light. The Impact on Their Galaxies is Impressive.

A new study by the SUper massive Black hole Winds in the x-rAYS (SUBWAYS) project explores the role of "space…

11 months ago

M87 Galaxy Reconstructed in Thrilling 3D

In astronomy, we speak casually of extremely large numbers and extremely vast distances as if they're trivial. A supermassive black…

12 months ago

JWST Sees So Many Galaxies, and It's Just Getting Started

Hubble Space Telescope's Deep Field revealed thousands of galaxies in a seemingly empty spot in the sky. Now, the James…

1 year ago

JWST Sees the Same Supernova Three Times in an Epic Gravitational Lens

The NASA/European Space Agency (ESA)/Canadian Space Agency (CSA) James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) mission continues to dazzle and amaze with…

1 year ago

“The Universe Breakers”: Six Galaxies That are Too Big, Too Early

In the first data taken last summer with the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) on the new James Webb Space Telescope,…

1 year ago