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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’.
NASA hubble

Inspecting space oddities using the Hubble Space Telescope

Two galaxies in the Galactic triplet Arp 248, also known as “Wild’s Triplet”, have been photographed by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

Understanding Earth’s formation through its magnetic field

Properties in our planet's magnetic field could unlock the secrets of Earth’s formation 4.5 billion years ago.
super earth

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 coloured lines show how cosmic rays are deflected in magnetic fields. The white straight lines represent a large-scale magnetic field. In addition, small-scale magnetic fields not shown here act on the paths of the particles (coloured lines). Credit: RUB, Dr. Lukas Merten

New computer simulation aids in the search for the origin of cosmic rays

By simulating the transport of cosmic rays with a new computer program, international scientists are hoping to uncover the sources of these atom fragments.

Planetary heist: how can planets get stolen by massive stars?

Research shows how Jupiter-sized planets can be stolen or captured by massive stars in what is colloquially described as a planetary heist.

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.
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption as seen from orbit.

The Tonga volcano eruption caused a 90-metre-high tsunami wave

The tsunami wave created by the Tonga volcano eruption reached over 90 metres in height, which is approximately nine times taller than the Japan tsunami in 2011.
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Characterising satellites’ brightness and speed to declutter the skies

Students are navigating satellites' brightness and speed to declutter space traffic and assist astronomers by preventing light trails on their telescope-mounted cameras.

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...
Airplane under repair in the aerospace hangar in the background of the gate and bright sunlight

Low-carbon aerospace technology backed by £273 million government innovation fund

The UK government has backed an innovation fund for low-carbon aerospace technology to help job opportunities for the global green flight revolution.
NASA image showing an ozone hole from space

‘New’ ozone hole has been around since 1980s

A large, year-round ozone hole, seven times larger than the Antarctic ozone hole, has only recently been discovered despite existing since the 1980s.
unseen universe, JWST

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.
James Webb, infrared, viewing the universe

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"

Understanding pulsars: exploring the first exoplanet detections

A survey of 800 pulsars by Jodrell Bank over the last 50 years has revealed less than 0.5% of all known pulsars could host Earth-mass planets.
distant galaxies

Understanding distant galaxies through “redshifts”

Distant galaxies are coming closer into view with the help of more advanced and powerful telescopes, but what do we understand about them?
space race, climate impacts, space tourism

The billionaire space race will have harmful climate impacts

Through the expansion of space tourism, the growing commercial space race has raised concerns about climate impacts like ozone depletion.

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