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

The James Webb Space Telescope may have just found its first supernova

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Astronomers spotted something unusual happening in a distant galaxy in recent images from the James Webb Space Telescope — something that wasn’t there when Hubble last looked at the same galaxy. “We suspect it’s a supernova,” astronomer Mike Engesser of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) tells Inverse. Finding short-lived cosmic events like supernovae isn’t … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope beats its own record with potential most distant galaxies

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Astronomers are now discovering record-breaking distant galaxies by the dozen while sifting through the treasure trove of data now being collected by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST or Webb). Among them are several galaxies dating back to just over 200 million years after the Big Bang. Prior to the launch of the James Webb … Read more

Four revelations from the Webb telescope about distant galaxies

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Astronomers found these two distant galaxies in the same small part of the sky. They estimate that the one on the right is from 300 million years after the Big Bang.Credit: JWST GLASS Survey NASA/CSA/ESA/STScI; Pascal Oesch/University of Geneva NASA built its state-of-the-art James Webb Space Telescope to peer into the distant Universe and back … Read more

The James Webb Space Telescope is on the hunt for the universe’s 1st-ever supermassive black holes

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Even NASA’s next-generation space observatory can’t manage to see supermassive black holes directly, but that doesn’t mean astronomers can’t use its data to better understand the mysterious behemoths. The opportunities are even on display in the first science-quality images from the James Webb Space Telescope (nicknamed JWST or Webb) that NASA unveiled on July 12. … Read more

USPS Celebrates James Webb Space Telescope – Newsroom – About.usps.com

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July 26, 2022 Device Seeks to Answer Age-Old Questions As It Reveals New Cosmic Mysteries What: The James Webb Space Telescope, the largest and most sensitive ever launched, can peer to the limits of the known universe. The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate this remarkable device with the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope Forever stamp. … Read more

Two Weeks In, the Webb Space Telescope Is Reshaping Astronomy | Quanta Magazine

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Hiding in JWST’s image of Jupiter is the volcanic moon Io interacting with Jupiter’s aurora — creating a small bump in the aurora low in the planet’s sky. The image reveals “material coming from Io streaming down the magnetic field lines,” said Melin. The effect has been seen before, but it was easily picked out … Read more

The Webb Telescope will drop everything to observe the next interstellar object

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The James Webb Space Telescope is a machine of many talents. It can peer through dense space dust, glimpse the stellar drama of distant galaxies, and even observe the universe’s first stars. But some of Webb’s most riveting work will be answering questions much closer to home, like the compelling quandary known as interstellar objects. … Read more