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Webb Telescope hit by micrometeoroid but no major damage

Placeholder while loading article actions NASA’s $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope had a rough encounter with extraterrestrial danger: he was hit by a micrometeoroid. The micrometeoroid strike does not appear to have significantly blurred Webb’s vision, or rendered him unable to perform groundbreaking observations of the universe, including capturing light emitted more than 13 …

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Hubble captures record ‘taste’ of James Webb Space Telescope discoveries

What is happening The Hubble Space Telescope has just captured the largest near-infrared image of the sky. why is it important This giant survey could pave the way for discoveries from the Next-Generation James Webb Space Telescope and possibly help humans understand some of the most elusive regions of our universe. Amid the thrill of …

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Coming soon: First images from NASA’s Webb Space Telescope

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Northrup Grumman These first images from the James Webb Space Telescope will mark the start of Webb Science Operations, in which enthusiastic astronomers will have the opportunity to use Webb to explore the early universe,[{” attribute=””>exoplanet atmospheres, star birth and death, and the …

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The James Webb Space Telescope will study two strange “super-Earths”

The James Webb Space Telescope plans to explore strange new rocky worlds in unprecedented detail. The telescope science consortium has an ambitious program to study the geology of these small planets “50 light years away”, they said in a statement Thursday (May 26). The work will be extensive for the new observatory, which should come …

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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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Here are the most breathtaking images from the James Webb Space Telescope

It’s time to feast on the wonders of Webb. 25 long years and $10 billion have passed between the time the James Webb Space Telescope was first designed and the finally launched on December 25, 2021atop a European Ariane 5 rocket. Now orbiting the second Lagrange point (L2) beyond the moon, preparations are nearly complete …

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The Webb Space Telescope will provide details on two intriguing ‘super-Earths’ in the Milky Way

Illustration showing what exoplanet 55 Cancri e might look like, based on current understanding of the planet. 55 Cancri e is a rocky planet almost twice the diameter of Earth and orbiting just 0.015 astronomical units from its Sun-like star. Due to its narrow orbit, the planet is extremely hot, with daytime temperatures reaching 4,400 …

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