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The Vanishing Act: Why Saturn’s rings are disappearing
Can you imagine Saturn without its rings? Yes, they are eroding. They will disappear in a few hundred million years and while this sounds like a long time, it’s a ‘quick death’ in the history of the universe, says a lead researcher
On the edge of Universe: In a rare moment, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captures a dying star
Astronomers caught the dying moments a star in great detail. Scientists at NASA were able to observe the final moments of the star, before it started turning into a supernova. The star in question is the Wolf-Rayet 124, situated about 15000 lightyears away
NASA names longtime solar physicist, Nicola Fox, as agency's science chief
Fox will lead NASA's science directorate, a unit with an annual budget of roughly $7 billion that oversees some of the agency's best-known programs from the robotic hunts for past life on Mars to exploring distant galaxies with the James Webb Space Telescope
What are the enormous 'universe breaker' galaxies discovered by NASA's James Webb telescope?
Astronomers discovered six massive galaxies that existed between 500 million and 700 million years after the big bang that formed the universe. The revelation is fundamentally upending accepted views regarding the creation of galaxies
WATCH: Huge portion of the Sun breaks off from the surface, swirls around its North Pole
Researchers at NASA were baffled when they saw a piece of the Sun, breaking off from its surface and creating a vortex around its North Pole. Scientists are still trying to understand what impact this event will have on Earth, and when.
China continues to expand space programme, unveils plan to launch the largest optical telescope in Asia
Because of NASA's policies, China was isolated from a number of global space collaborations. As a result, China is boosting the Chinese Space Programme massively. After launching the Tiangong Space Station last year, China now plans on launching their own Very Large Telescope.
James Webb Space Telescope captures Jupiter like never before
Jupiter’s images are some of the most iconic space images that nearly everyone has seen. New images from the JWS telescope show the planet with new details.
James Webb Space Telescope may have found a galaxy that existed 13.5 billion years ago
The galaxy is known as GLASS-z13, which dates back to 300 million years after the Big Bang, about 100 million years earlier than anything previously identified
NASA's James Webb telescope detects water on distant planet
While the Hubble Space Telescope has analysed numerous exoplanet atmospheres over the past two decades, capturing the first clear detection of water in 2013, Webb's more detailed observation marks a giant leap forward in the quest to characterise potentially habitable planets beyond Earth
NASA releases next wave of images from James Webb Space Telescope
One new image on Tuesday shows water vapour in the atmosphere of a faraway gas planet. The spectroscopy -- an analysis of light that reveals detailed information -- was of planet WASP-96 b, which was discovered in 2014
Explained: The James Webb telescope that brought us an image of how the universe looked 13 billion years ago
The James Webb telescope, built at a cost of $10 billion, has seen many delays before it was launched in December 2021. Reported to be the most powerful telescope, it looks to reshape our understanding of the dawn of the universe
NASA's giant James Webb telescope spots its first star, takes a 'selfie'
The image capturing process began on February 2, with Webb pointing at different positions around the predicted location of the star
James Webb telescope reaches final destination, a million miles from Earth
Webb will begin its work by summer, which includes using its high resolution infrared instruments to peer back in time 13.5 billion years to the first generation of galaxies that formed after the Big Bang
James Webb telescope unfurls mirror 'golden eye', completes full deployment
Flight controllers in Baltimore began opening the primary mirror of the telescope on 7 January, 2022, unfolding the left side like a drop-leaf table
World's most powerful space telescope sets off on million-mile voyage
The James Webb Space Telescope is set to beam back new clues that will help scientists understand more about the origins of the universe and Earth-like planets beyond our solar system
James Webb Space Telescope: Why the world’s astronomers are very, very anxious right now
After $10 billion and years of delays, the telescope is finally scheduled to lift off from a European launch site in French Guiana on its way to a point 1 million miles on the other side of the moon
Astronomer on James Webb telescope team explains how and why we are sending a giant telescope to space?
The Webb team will continue to rehearse and practice until the launch date in December, but our work is far from done after Webb is folded and loaded into the rocket.
Final testing of the James Webb space telescope is complete, it is getting ready for its 31 October launch
The telescope will observe the universe from the vantage point of Lagrangian Point 2 (L2), located some 1.5 million kilometres away from Earth.
Understanding exoplanets: Unraveling the mysteries of planets that are hotter than stars
Kelt-9 b might've formed away from its parent star and had a violent past with collisions happening as it migrated inwards.
James Webb telescope clears functional tests, inches closer to planned 31 Oct launch
The telescope is a successor of NASA’s Hubble Telescope, and researchers are hoping it will complement and extend its discoveries.