Webb peers into stunning Tarantula Nebula to spot emerging infant star

The James Webb Space Telescope has turned its infrared eyes to a neighboring nursery of young stars, and pierced through the dust to capture an infant star in its formative stages. The stunning imagery reveals thousands of other previously unsighted yo… Continue reading Webb peers into stunning Tarantula Nebula to spot emerging infant star

James Webb snaps its first direct image of an exoplanet

The James Webb Space Telescope has snapped its first direct images of an exoplanet. With its uniquely powerful instruments, Webb captures details that other observatories miss, which will help us understand these distant worlds better and potentially f… Continue reading James Webb snaps its first direct image of an exoplanet

James Webb detects carbon dioxide in exoplanet atmosphere for first time

The James Webb Space Telescope has clearly detected carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an exoplanet for the first time. The find marks a milestone for the telescope’s goal of analyzing distant planets, which could eventually help discover signs of ext… Continue reading James Webb detects carbon dioxide in exoplanet atmosphere for first time

James Webb’s dreamy view of Jupiter reveals “remarkable” new detail

The James Webb Telescope has provided another mesmerizing perspective of the universe, this time turning its near-infrared camera on a target much closer to home. The instrument’s imagery of Jupiter presents an awe-inspiring look at the gas giant, and … Continue reading James Webb’s dreamy view of Jupiter reveals “remarkable” new detail

James Webb keeps breaking records for most distant galaxies ever seen

Even though it hasn’t been collecting data for very long, the James Webb Space Telescope keeps breaking its own records for peering deeper into space and time. The telescope has now detected a galaxy candidate that lies 35 billion light-years from Eart… Continue reading James Webb keeps breaking records for most distant galaxies ever seen

James Webb shines incredible new light on chaotic Cartwheel Galaxy

It didn’t take long for the images from the James Webb Space Telescope to start demonstrating the incredible power of the instrument, revealing some of the universe’s notable landmarks in fascinating new detail. Another stunning example of this has arr… Continue reading James Webb shines incredible new light on chaotic Cartwheel Galaxy

James Webb Telescope turns its infrared eyes on Jupiter

Last week the James Webb Space Telescope made history with its first images, showing a galaxy cluster billions of light-years away, but now it’s turned its sights on something much closer to home. NASA has released infrared images Webb snapped of Jupit… Continue reading James Webb Telescope turns its infrared eyes on Jupiter