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Here’s M74 Like You’ve Never Seen it Before, Thanks to Judy Schmidt and JWST

The JWST is grabbing headlines and eyeballs as its mission gains momentum. The telescope recently imaged M74 (NGC 628) with…

4 months ago

Hubble Finds a Bunch of Galaxies That Webb Should Check out

The Universe is full of massive galaxies like ours, but astronomers don't fully understand how they grew and evolved. They…

6 months ago

First Images From JWST are Coming on July 12th

We're about to reach a milestone that many thought we would never reach. After years of wrangling, cost overruns, threats…

6 months ago

Just a Few Pixels Would let Astronomers Map Surface Features on an Exoplanet Like Oceans and Deserts

Direct images of exoplanets are rare and lack detail. Future observatories might change that, but for now, exoplanet images don't…

8 months ago

Stunning Image of ISS Taken From the Ground Shows two Spacewalking Astronauts

In our age, we've grown accustomed to pictures of astronauts inside the International Space Station, as they float in zero-G…

8 months ago

These are Star Dunes on Mars, Formed When the Wind Comes From Many Different Directions

Missions to Mars are expensive, even orbiters. They're there to do science, not take pretty pictures. But sometimes Mars' beauty…

8 months ago

North Korea Releases Pictures of Earth They Say Were Taken From Space

North Korea released some pictures they say come from their recent missile test. The missile they tested—the intermediate-range Hwasong-12—can reach…

10 months ago

Nancy Grace Roman Telescope Will do its Own, Wide-Angle Version of the Hubble Deep Field

Remember the Hubble Space Telescope's Deep Field and Ultra-Deep Field images? Those images showed everyone that what appears to be…

11 months ago

A New Image Reveals Orion’s Flame Nebula in Infrared

The ESO has released some stunning new images of Orion's Flame Nebula. They're from a few years ago but are…

11 months ago

This is a Classic Example of a Reflection Nebula, Where the Reflected Light From Young Hot Stars Illuminates a Protostellar Cloud of Gas and Dust

The interplay of energy and matter creates beautiful sights. Here on Earth, we enjoy rainbows, auroras, and sunsets and sunrises.…

1 year ago