MIRI Instrument

Webb Sees a Star in the Midst of Formation

Wherever the JWST looks in space, matter and energy are interacting in spectacular displays. The Webb reveals more detail in…

3 weeks ago

Something’s Always Been Off About the Crab Nebula. Webb Has Revealed Why!

The Crab Nebula has always fascinated me, albeit amazed me that it doesn’t look anything like a crab! It’s the…

1 month ago

Is the JWST Now an Interplanetary Meteorologist?

The JWST keeps one-upping itself. In the telescope's latest act of outdoing itself, it examined a distant exoplanet to map…

3 months ago

Webb Finds Hints of a Third Planet at PDS 70

The exoplanet census now stands at 5,599 confirmed discoveries in 4,163 star systems, with another 10,157 candidates awaiting confirmation. So…

4 months ago

Webb Blocks the Star to See a Debris Disk Around Beta Pictoris

You think you know someone, then you see them in a slightly different way and BAM, they surprise you. I’m…

6 months ago

Webb Finds Icy Complex Organic Molecules Around Protostars: Ethanol, Methane, Formaldehyde, Formic Acid and Much More

In the quest to understand how and where life might arise in the galaxy, astronomers search for its building blocks.…

7 months ago

JWST Delivers A Fantastic New Image Of Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A

Astronomy is all about light. Sensing the tiniest amounts of it, filtering it, splitting it into its component wavelengths, and…

7 months ago

JWST Sees Four Exoplanets in a Single System

When the JWST activated its penetrating infrared eyes in July 2022, it faced a massive wish-list of targets compiled by…

9 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…

9 months ago

An Exoplanet so Hot it has Clouds Made of Quartz

A recent study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters used data obtained by the James Webb Space Telescope’s (JWST) Mid-Infrared…

9 months ago