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JWST Unexpectedly Finds a Small Asteroid During ‘Failed’ Observations

While astronomers and engineers were trying to calibrate one of the James Webb Space Telescope’s instruments last summer, they serendipitously…

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Future Space Telescopes Could be 100 Meters Across, Constructed in Space, and Then Bent Into a Precise Shape

An MIT team proposes a new method for in-space assembly to built a self-adjusting 100 m (328 ft) space telescope

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Astronomers Pin Down the Age of the Most Distant Galaxy: Seen 367 Million Years After the Big Bang

Staring off into the ancient past with a $10 billion space telescope, hoping to find extraordinarily faint signals from the…

2 weeks ago

Cosmic Noon was Billions of Years ago, When Many Galaxies Were Filled With Star-Forming Nebulae Like This

You’re looking at NGC 346, a star cluster 210 light years away that is energetically pumping out brand new stars…

3 weeks ago

New JWST Image Shows That Grand Spiral Galaxies had Already Formed 11 Billion Years ago

For the first time this week, photos from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) revealed that stellar bars were present…

4 weeks ago

Webb’s New Image Reveals a Galaxy Awash in Star Formation

When a spiral galaxy presents itself just right, observations reveal more detail. That's the case with NGC 7469, a spiral…

2 months ago

For the First Time, Astronomers Spot Stars in Galaxies that Existed Just 1 Billion Years After the Big Bang

Using data from the JWST, an international team of astronomers have made the first observations of stars in quasars that…

2 months ago

NASA's Report Details a Dark Time in American History but Finds no Direct Evidence That Webb Fired People for Their Sexual Orientation

NASA has released its James Webb History Report, which explains why they are not changing the name of their flagship…

3 months ago

Woohoo! JWST's Mid-Infrared Instrument is Fully Operational Again

Engineers with the James Webb Space Telescope have figured out a way to work around a friction issue that arose…

3 months ago

Can JWST see Galaxies Made of Primordial Stars?

With a bit of luck, the Webb Space Telescope might be able to see a galaxy full of the first…

3 months ago