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Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI. Image processing: J. DePasquale (STScI).

Cosmic hourglass captured by the JWST reveals birth of a star

Observing an ethereal cosmic hourglass courtesy of the James Webb Space Telescope has revealed the birth of a very young star or ‘protostar’.
Dwarf galaxy Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte as viewed by the Webb telescope’s NIRCam instrument. Countless white stars, interspersed with yellow and orange background galaxies of various shapes, dot the black background. One prominent galaxy is a pale yellow spiral in the top left corner of the image. There is another pale yellow galaxy in the shape of a long bar closer to the center of the image. Another defining feature is a large white star with long diffraction spikes, seen just to the right of the top center.

Viewing the lonely dwarf galaxy in striking detail

An opportunity to further understand the early universe and the lonely dwarf galaxy has been provided by the near-infrared camera of the James Webb Space Telescope.

The Pillars of Creation: a James Webb update

The stunningly high-resolution telescope has captured yet more pictures of our universe in unprecedented detail and beauty with its newest release showing us the ‘Pillars of Creation’.
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New ‘super Earth’ discovered where you could live for more than 29,000 years

Scientists have discovered two ‘super Earth’ type planets about 100 light-years from our Earth where 1 year is 8.5 days.

The Phantom Galaxy: a Hubble and James Webb collaboration

A collaboration of the two greatest telescopes has resulted in this stunning image of the phantom galaxy Messier 74 located 32 million lightyears away.

Viewing the universe: The “incredible” auroras of Jupiter

It seems every week the magic of the James Webb telescope grips us all again, viewed in unprecedented detail the telescope has revealed the giant storms, moons, rings and auroras of Jupiter.

Exploring the Cartwheel Galaxy through James Webb

The James Webb Space Telescope is continuing to open our eyes to the wonders of our universe and the galaxies within it including what is known as the ‘Cartwheel Galaxy” 200-300 million years ago, ESO 350-40 or the Cartwheel galaxy experienced a head-on collision that sent a shock wave through...
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Why doesn’t Jupiter have bigger rings?

Due to its size, Jupiter should theoretically have even more specular rings than Saturn however research has shown that its massive moons are preventing this.
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The unseen universe, a new era for astronomy through James Webb

NASA has revealed a selection of new images from the James Webb Space Telescope JWST – allowing us to gain a whole new vision of the universe.
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Viewing the universe anew: James Webb reveals its first infrared image

NASA has released the first official image from its current large-scale telescope project – the James Webb Space Telescope. Enabling America to "go places no one has ever gone before"
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James Webb Space Telescope takes photo of satellite galaxy

The James Webb Space Telescope, now fully calibrated, has taken an image of a neighbouring satellite galaxy.

Looking through time with the James Webb Space telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at its new home and is preparing to calibrate its mirrors and start collecting data on the universe
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James Webb Telescope successfully unfolds mirror in space

NASA have successfully unfolded the 21-foot gold-coated primary mirror of the James Webb telescope, which is the largest telescope to be launched into space.

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