JWST NIRSpec

Webb Finds the Farthest Galaxy Ever Seen (So Far)

There are some things that never cease to amaze me and the discovery of distant objects is one of them.…

2 weeks ago

The Brightest Gamma Ray Burst Ever Seen Came from a Collapsing Star

After a journey lasting about two billion years, photons from an extremely energetic gamma-ray burst (GRB) struck the sensors on…

2 months ago

Why Was it Tricky to Know the Distances to Galaxies JWST Was Seeing?

One of the chief objectives of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is to study the formation and evolution of…

6 months ago

Adolescent Galaxies are Incandescent and Contain Unexpected Elements

If the Universe has adolescent galaxies, they're the ones that formed about 2 to 3 billion years after the Big…

7 months ago

Supermassive Black Holes Shut Down Star Formation During Cosmic Noon

Using data from Webb's NIRSpec instrument, an international team has confirmed that quasars shut down star formation in galaxies billions…

7 months ago

JWST Searches for Planets in the Fomalhaut System

The Fomalhaut system is nearby in astronomical terms, and it's also one of the brightest stars in the night sky.…

8 months ago

After DART Smashed Into Dimorphos, What Happened to the Larger Asteroid Didymos?

NASA's DART mission (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) slammed into asteroid Dimorphos in September 2022, changing its orbital period. Ground and…

8 months ago