Webb Telescope

The James Webb telescope took an infrared image of two young stars that are still forming

The James Webb Space Telescope has shown two bright young stars in a new image in the near-infrared range. This was reported by CNN. They are called Herbig-Haro 46/47 and are located 1,470 light-years from Earth in the constellation Sails (constellation of the southern hemisphere). The objects are still actively ... Read more

The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered a never-before-seen carbon molecule in a distant star system

The James Webb Space Telescope discovered a carbon-based molecule in the gas region of the Orion Nebula. It may be the “building block of interstellar carbon chemistry.” This is reported by Gizmodo with a link to the European Space Agency. This molecule has never been detected in space until now. ... Read more

The Webb telescope showed how new stars form in the Virgo constellation

Recent images from the James Webb Telescope have revealed the barred spiral galaxy NGC 5068, named so for its bright inner bar. The galaxy was recorded in the constellation Virgo at a distance of about 20 million light years from Earth, reports Engadget. The images were combined from infrared images ... Read more

Water vapor was discovered around a comet in the main asteroid belt for the first time – thanks to the Webb telescope

Thanks to the James Webb Space Telescope, researchers discovered the first known case of water vapor around a comet in the main asteroid belt (the region of the Solar System located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter). This was reported by Engadget. It is noteworthy that this is already ... Read more

The Webb Telescope has photographed an asteroid belt outside our solar system for the first time

The James Webb Space Telescope has reached another milestone by capturing the first image of the asteroid belt ever seen outside the Solar System. Thanks to this, scientists were able to better study one of the brightest stars in the night sky – Fomalhaut. It is located 25 light years ... Read more

The Webb Telescope confirmed that an exoplanet in a nearby star system does not have a significant atmosphere

Today, many exoplanets that fall under the general name “Earth-like” have been discovered. They are rocky, and many of them orbit at such distances from their stars that they can potentially have moderate temperatures. But in many cases, we don’t even know if they have an atmosphere. The category similar ... Read more

James Webb Space Telescope captured a rare star that is about to become supernova

NASA shared an image from the James Webb Telescope, which may help astronomers finally answer long-standing questions about our universe. The image shows WR 124, a star located in the constellation Sagittarius, approximately 15,000 light-years from Earth. When JWST first sighted WR 124 in June 2022, it captured a Wolf-Rayet-class ... Read more

Scientists have discovered ancient galaxies that should not exist

Scientists have discovered six galaxies in the early universe that are so unfathomably massive that they challenge our basic understanding of the cosmos, reports Vice. The primordial galaxies existed only 500-700 million years after the Big Bang, their mass was 100 billion times that of the Sun, making them almost ... Read more

The first exoplanet discovered by the James Webb Space Telescope is almost the same size as Earth, but it looks like Venus

In the first six months of its operation, the James Webb Space Telescope has already received visually stunning and scientifically impressive results, and recently recorded another major milestone: discovery of the first exoplanet. The planet, named LHS 475b, is located in the Aries constellation, 41 light-years from the Sun, and ... Read more

Webb telescope discovered two oldest and most distant galaxies

The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered two new galaxies. One of them claims the title of the oldest and most distant known – it was formed 350 million years after the Big Bang. The second galaxy is younger, it formed 450 million years after it. The telescope’s observations indicate ... Read more

A new discovery by scientists will narrow down the number of planets where it makes sense to look for life

Scientists recently made a discovery that they believe could make the search for extraterrestrial life easier. In an article published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, a team of researchers explains how an Earth-like planet orbiting the most common type of star in the universe, an M dwarf, appears to have ... Read more

The Webb Telescope has discovered a dramatic merger of galaxies around a black hole

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has captured a dramatic picture of a cluster of galaxies merging around a massive black hole that hosts a rare quasar, a bright jet of light erupting from the chaotic center of the void. “We think something dramatic is about to happen in these systems,” ... Read more

The Webb Telescope captured the Pillars of Creation

NASA’s James Webb Osmic Telescope photographed the Pillars of Creation, where new stars are forming in dense clouds of gas and dust. These plumes consist of cold interstellar gas and dust that sometimes appear translucent in near-infrared light. Webb’s new view of the Pillars of Creation, first made known when ... Read more

The Webb Telescope has captured the rings created by massive stars

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope managed to take a picture of a star of the Wolf-Rayet 140 duo and the 17 dust rings surrounding them, and the result is simply stunning. The system, known as WR 140, consists of two massive stars. One of them is an O-type star, the ... Read more

Photos of Mars taken by the Webb telescope may reveal more about the planet’s atmosphere

The James Webb Space Telescope is taking the first pictures of the planets in the Solar System, the latest series of which could be especially useful. NASA and ESA shared the first images of Mars, taken on September 5, that will provide a new understanding of the planet’s atmosphere, reports ... Read more

Hubble and Webb telescopes photographed the Phantom galaxy: stunning beauty

The Phantom spiral galaxy is located 34 million light years from Earth. It has very weak light and is barely visible in space, which is why it got its name. But this time, the Phantom galaxy (also known as Messier 74) was able to be photographed in detail thanks to ... Read more

The Webb telescope found carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an exoplanet outside the solar system

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope has clearly detected carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an exoplanet outside the Solar System for the first time. CO2 was found in a gas giant planet orbiting a star 700 light-years from Earth. The planet WASP-39 b is 1.3 times larger than Jupiter, but has ... Read more

The Webb telescope photographed Jupiter: auroras, storms and haze

Under conditions of extreme temperature and pressure, many weather phenomena occur on Jupiter. Now that the Webb Telescope has taken detailed pictures, scientists can take a better look at them. Such observations of the planet provide a chance to learn more about how Jupiter is arranged. “We hadn’t really expected it ... Read more

The Webb Telescope took a detailed picture of the Cartwheel galaxy hidden behind a cloud of dust

The new pictures taken by the Webb telescope never cease to amaze. This time, scientists photographed with its help the Cartwheel galaxy approximately 500 million light-years from Earth. Using instruments sensitive to infrared light, the telescope was able to see the galaxy behind a cloud of dust that obscured the ... Read more

Hubble is not retiring: how the older space telescope will work after the launch of the Webb telescope

The Hubble telescope, launched more than 30 years ago, first showed humanity distant galaxies unreachable by other observational instruments. However, Hubble’s glory has now been taken over by the James Webb telescope, which can see even further. Does this mean that Hubble’s work has come to an end? According to ... Read more

The Webb Telescope was damaged by a micrometeoroid in May. It hit harder than expected

At the end of May, the Webb Space Telescope was attacked by space debris. A small pebble – a micrometeoroid – crashed into one of the hexagonal mirrors, causing irreparable damage to the device. It is relatively small and does not interfere with the operation of the telescope. The event ... Read more

The Webb Telescope can take detailed pictures of the planets of the Solar System and their moons

Enjoying new pictures taken by the Webb telescope will not let up for several days. They show nebulae, galaxy clusters and the deepest outer space in great detail. However, now NASA published photos of much closer objects that Webb can see. While setting up one of the instruments, the scientists ... Read more

The first image from the James Webb Space Telescope

Tonight, NASA released the first full-color image taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. The incredibly detailed photo demonstrates the telescope’s capabilities and marks the transition to a new era of deep space exploration. The image is one of the first few full-color images that NASA plans to release this ... Read more

NASA has released a test photo from the Webb telescope: it is impressively detailed

The first scientific photos from the Webb telescope will be officially published in 5 days, but NASA hints that they will not disappoint. The agency published a test image from the telescope. NASA says it’s “one of the deepest pictures of the universe ever taken.” The space agency took the ... Read more

NASA has released a Webb Telescope image of the Large Magellanic Cloud

NASA held a press conference announcing the exact alignment of the Webb telescope mirrors and future space operations. The agency also showed photos of the Large Magellanic Cloud, which have already been taken by a telescope. The $10 billion telescope has a major scientific goal: to study how stars were ... Read more