Ever wanted to name a planet? That’s how you name one found by the James Webb telescope

Ever wanted to name a planet?  That’s how you name one found by the James Webb telescope

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Anyone can name a star online, but the International Astronomical Union is offering a rare opportunity in space: to name a planet discovered by the groundbreaking James Webb telescope. The IAU is responsible for naming everything in space, from constellations, comets and what lies outside of our solar system. Although the … Read more

6 dazzling observations from the first month of the James Webb Space Telescope

6 dazzling observations from the first month of the James Webb Space Telescope

In the month since the James Webb Space Telescope released its first images, it has captured brand new views of the cosmos. The $10 billion space telescope was launched in December 2021 and reached its destination beyond lunar orbit in January. Webb is able to penetrate cosmic dust, allowing astronomers to see further into the … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope catches ‘cheater’ galaxies in the act

James Webb Space Telescope catches ‘cheater’ galaxies in the act

Dusty, star-forming galaxies that existed a billion years after the Big Bang could be masquerading as the record-breaking galaxies discovered by NASA’s new space telescope, believed to date from even earlier. In the weeks since the release of the first scientific data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), astronomers have over a steady flow … Read more

NASA’s Fermi telescope confirms the starwreck as a source of extreme cosmic particles

NASA’s Fermi telescope confirms the starwreck as a source of extreme cosmic particles

Illustration of NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope at work. Image credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab Astronomers have long searched for the launch sites for some of the most energetic protons in our galaxy. Now a study using 12 years of data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope confirms that a supernova … Read more

Assembling the mid-infrared eyes of the Webb telescope

Assembling the mid-infrared eyes of the Webb telescope

Enlarge / The dust in this galaxy, shaded red, required the MIRI instrument to resolve. The Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) aboard the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is considered game-changing for more than one reason. Of the four instruments on JWST, it is the only one observing in the mid-infrared from 5 to 28 microns; The … Read more

The images of the Webb telescope are thanks to these technical solutions

The images of the Webb telescope are thanks to these technical solutions

In 1989, a group of engineers began developing a space telescope that would change the way we see our universe. There was just one problem: much of the technology they would need didn’t exist. These engineers and others invented 10 brand new technologies to build what is today James Webb Space Telescope (JWST or Webb), … Read more

$1 billion 4x resolution Magellan telescope by James Webb

 billion 4x resolution Magellan telescope by James Webb

The Giant Magellan Telescope, the most powerful telescope ever designed, has received a new $205 million funding injection that will be used to speed up its construction. When complete, it will be four times more powerful than the James Webb Space Telescope. According to the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization (GMTO), the investment is one of … Read more

Vaonis Stellina Observation Station Smart Telescope Review

Vaonis Stellina Observation Station Smart Telescope Review

The Stellina is like no other telescope you have seen. At first glance it looks like a sleek plastic box the size of a small suitcase, and even when in use there’s no eyepiece to look through. This is a truly intelligent telescope, so revolutionary and different in design than if we compared the modern … Read more

Massive 12-Story Magellan Telescope That Will Be The Most Powerful Ever Receives $205M Funding Boost

Massive 12-Story Magellan Telescope That Will Be The Most Powerful Ever Receives 5M Funding Boost

A gargantuan new telescope that will be more powerful than any currently in existence has just received a major $205 million funding push that will accelerate its construction so it can help unlock cosmic mysteries. The 12-story Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is under construction and will allow scientists to see further into space and in … Read more

New image from the Webb telescope previewing the Artemis I lunar mission

New image from the Webb telescope previewing the Artemis I lunar mission

Preview of our Artemis I mission to the moon… A new picture of ours[{” attribute=””>James Webb Space Telescope … And an anniversary for one of our explorers on Mars … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at Mars, Curiosity Still Has Drive NASA’s Curiosity rover is celebrating 10 years … Read more