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

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

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

Top Scientist Admits Webb Telescope Photo Of Star Was Actually Chorizo

Top Scientist Admits Webb Telescope Photo Of Star Was Actually Chorizo

A prominent French physicist apologizes after admitting that a viral “distant star” photo he shared on Twitter was not actually taken by the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), just a chunk Chorizo ​​pork sausage was. On July 31, Etienne Klein, research director at France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, tweeted the photo … Read more

How are Webb Telescope images colored?

How are Webb Telescope images colored?

Left is a monochrome image showing Webb infrared data of the Southern Ring Nebula. At right is a processed image showing the same view in color.picture: Gizmodo/NASA, ESA, CSA and STScI On July 12th, the first full color images from the Webb Space Telescope revealed countless nebulae, galaxies and a gas-filled exoplanet like never seen … Read more