Telescopes

Russian space agency plans German X-ray telescope Space-Jack

A view of the eROSITA X-ray telescope before final packaging in its carbon fiber structure. Photo: MPE The Russian space agency has announced plans to unilaterally take control of a German telescope mounted on a Russian-built spacecraft. It’s a terrible, irresponsible idea, like even Russian scientists will admit. The German developer of the eROSITA telescope, …

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The Webb Space Telescope’s quest for early black holes

Artist’s conception of the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA GSFC/CIL/Adriana Manrique Gutierrez The Webb Space Telescope Team keep working on commissioning scientific instruments, the last step before starting scientific operations in the summer. We recently saw the spectacular image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Waytaken by the …

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