The Next Phase of NASA’s Telescope Will Blow Your Mind

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What. A. Week. On Monday, President Joe Biden unveiled the first photo from the hotly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope—the most powerful observatory ever launched into orbit—showcasing a stunning galaxy cluster in full color. Not to be outdone, NASA released another four images the following day depicting star nurseries, galaxy groups, a particularly watery exoplanet, … Read more

Stargazing: Lehi museum partners with NASA to teach about Webb telescope images

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NASA reveled four new images Tuesday taken by the James Webb Telescope. This image shows the Carina nebula. The Hutchings Museum Institute in Lehi, selected by NASA to be an official Webb events host, held an event on Saturday to celebrate the first images from the telescope, (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI) Estimated read time: … Read more

2 meteor showers will light up the night sky this week. Here’s how to watch | CNN

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Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  Over these last few days of July, two meteor showers will light up the night sky. The first, the Delta Aquariids meteor shower, is predicted to peak around 6 a.m. ET (10 a.m. … Read more

First mission to return samples from another planet set to land on Earth in 2033 | CNN

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Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  The first mission to return samples from another planet will touch down on Earth in 2033, according to NASA and European Space Agency officials. The Perseverance rover is currently collecting the samples on … Read more

NASA Reveals Ambitious New Plan to Detect Signs of Life on Distant Planets

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NASA’s Institute for Advanced Concepts is famous for supporting outlandish ideas in the astronomy and space exploration fields. Since being re-established in 2011, the institute has supported a wide variety of projects as part of its three-phase program.   However, so far, only three projects have gone on to receive Phase III funding. And one … Read more

Will NASA rename the James Webb Space Telescope? A space expert explains the Lavender Scare controversy.

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This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights (opens in new tab). Alice Gorman (opens in new tab), Associate Professor in Archaeology and Space Studies, Flinders University The first images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) are astounding. With its deep … Read more

Why everyone’s wearing NASA-branded clothes | CNN Business

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New York CNN Business  —  On any given day, a thirty minute walk around New York City can yield at least a few NASA logo sightings. They’re on backpacks, t-shirts, sneakers, hats, sweatshirts, phone cases, tote bags and jackets. Once you start noticing them, it’s hard to stop. There have been several trend pieces about … Read more