near-infrared astronomy

JWST Uses “Interferometry Mode” to Reveal Two Protoplanets Around a Young Star

The JWST is flexing its muscles with its interferometry mode. Researchers used it to study a well-known extrasolar system called…

4 weeks ago

Webb Sees a Galaxy Awash in Star Formation

Since it began operations in July 2022, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has fulfilled many scientific objectives. In addition…

2 months ago

A New Weather Feature was Hiding in JWST’s Picture of Jupiter

In July 2022, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) used its NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) to capture stunning infrared images of…

7 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…

1 year ago

A 100-Meter Rotating Liquid Mirror Telescope on the Moon? Yes Please.

A team from UT Austin has renewed a proposal for a liquid-mirror telescope on the Moon that could study the…

4 years ago

Herschel Telescope Peers into the Glow of Cygnus X

[/caption] In infrared, Cygnus-X is a glowing star nursery, and the Herschel space observatory has captured this beautiful new view…

12 years ago

Supernova Primo – Out To Far Frontiers

[/caption] Its nickname is SN Primo and it's the farthest Type Ia supernova to have its distance spectroscopically confirmed. When…

12 years ago

First (of many) Gorgeous Pictures from the New VISTA

Well, the WISE infrared all-sky satellite may be delayed until Monday, but the new infrared southern sky survey telescope VISTA…

14 years ago

Ring of Stars in Centaurus A Uncovered

Centaurus A (NGC 5128) is one of the most studied objects in the Southern sky, because it is the giant…

15 years ago