Hackaday Links: September 25, 2022

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Looks like there’s trouble out at L2, where the James Webb Space Telescope suffered a mechanical anomaly back in August. The issue, which was just announced this week, involves only …read more Continue reading Hackaday Links: September 25, 2022

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

Hackaday Links: August 7, 2022

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If you ever needed proof that class-action lawsuits are a good deal only for the lawyers, look no further than the news that Tim Hortons will settle a data-tracking suit …read more Continue reading Hackaday Links: August 7, 2022

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 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

What is gravitational lensing and how can the James Webb Telescope use it?

If you’ve seen the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) this week (and let’s face it, how could you not?), you might have heard the term “gravitational lensing” being thrown around. But what does it mean exactly? And how can it help … Continue reading What is gravitational lensing and how can the James Webb Telescope use it?