James Webb Space Telescope

If Astronomers see Isoprene in the Atmosphere of an Alien World, There’s a Good Chance There’s Life There

According to new research from MIT, isoprene is another biosignature we should be on the lookout for on exoplanets!

3 weeks ago

What Are Extrasolar Planets?

For countless generations, human beings have looked out at the night sky and wondered if they were alone in the…

2 months ago

A Sunlike Star Found With Four (No, Five!) Exoplanets Orbiting It

Thanks to an international team astronomers led from MIT, a nearby Sun-like star has been spotted with a system of…

3 months ago

Astronomers Find a Planet Like Jupiter, but It Doesn’t Have any Clouds

Can you picture Jupiter without any observable clouds or haze? It isn't easy since Jupiter's latitudinal cloud bands and its…

3 months 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 months ago

If a Planet Has a Lot of Methane in its Atmosphere, Life is the Most Likely Cause

The ultra-powerful James Webb Space Telescope will launch soon. Once it's deployed, and in position at the Earth-Sun Lagrange Point…

4 months ago

The Color of Habitable Worlds

“This is where we live. On a Blue Dot.” said Carl Sagan when the now famous Pale Blue Dot photo…

6 months ago

James Webb Will Look for Signs of Life on Planets Orbiting Dead Stars

Can the galaxy's dead stars help us in our search for life? A group of researchers from Cornell University thinks…

7 months ago

James Webb is Working Perfectly! On the Ground. Next Trick: Doing it From Space

The James Webb Space Telescope recently passed another critical milestone - the Ground Segment Test - and is on track…

8 months ago

James Webb Completes a Comprehensive Systems Test for the First Time

The James Webb Space Telescope just passed the critical Comprehensive Systems Test (CST), bringing it a step closer to its…

9 months ago