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James Webb Space Telescope shows unusual Cartwheel Galaxy in a new light

NASA has released a new image from the James Webb Space Telescope, focusing on the Cartwheel Galaxy. The rare galaxy has been imaged using Webb's NIRCam and MIRI, with the composite showing incredible detail.

Researchers have located oldest galaxy ever observed in Webb's First Deep Field

The James Webb Space Telescope has observed a galaxy, GLASS-z13, that is at least 13.5 billion years old, making it the oldest galaxy ever observed by a telescope.

The James Webb Space Telescope uses a 68GB SSD to store its incredible images & data

Apple's most affordable iPhone model, the iPhone SE, has almost as large of an SSD as NASA's $10B James Webb Space Telescope. Webb uses a 68GB onboard SSD to store all its images and data, beaming data back to Earth twice a day.

Slideshow: NASA and its partners unveil the first 5 images from the James Webb Space Telescope

NASA, ESA, CSA and STScI have unveiled the first five images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. The images show a galaxy cluster, an exoplanet spectrum, nebulae and more.

NASA reveals the first image from its $10B James Webb Space Telescope, the deepest we've ever seen into space

The image, officially known as 'Webb's Deep Field,' shows galaxy cluster SMACS 0723, revealing thousands of galaxies as they appeared roughly 4.6 billion years ago.

NASA shares test image from Webb's Fine Guidance Sensor, the deepest image of the universe ever captured

We're just five days away from the first full-color scientific images from the James Webb Space Telescope being unveiled to the world. In the meantime, NASA has shared a test image from Webb's Fine Guidance Sensor, which is, at least for now, the deepest image of the universe ever captured.

James Webb Space Telescope’s first color images to be ‘farther than humanity has ever looked before’

We're less than two weeks from seeing the first scientific images from the James Webb Space Telescope. The images have been decades in the making.

NASA wants your help classifying vortices on Jupiter

NASA and the University of Minnesota are working on a citizen scientist initiative alongside the Juno Mission and need your help. Volunteers are tasked with identifying atmospheric vortices on Jupiter, as captured by the Juno spacecraft.

For the next few weeks, you can see five planets in the sky at once

For the next several weeks, many observers will be able to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in the predawn sky with the naked eye. Of course, a camera with a telephoto lens or telescope attached will get you an even closer look.

Hubble determines the mass of an isolated black hole speeding around the Milky Way Galaxy

For the first time, and aided by the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have measured the mass of an isolated black hole through the Milky Way Galaxy.

NASA announces first full-color images from Webb Space Telescope coming July 12

The first full-color images from the James Webb Space Telescope are almost here. NASA has announced that it will release the first full-color photos and spectroscopic data from Webb on July 12.

Covered in dust and low on power, NASA's InSight Mars lander captures its final selfie

Mars is dusty. Despite its best efforts, the InSight Mars lander, which arrived on Mars in late 2018, is so covered in dust that its solar panels are operating at low levels, and the lander must prepare for its' retirement.' But, before going into a low-power mode, the lander captured one final selfie.

Incredible photos of the recent lunar eclipse as seen from the International Space Station

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is aboard the International Space Station for a six-month mission. She and the other astronauts aboard the ISS witnessed the recent full lunar eclipse, and Cristoforetti captured amazing photos of the spectacular event.

Astronomers reveal first photo of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way

Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, that lies at the heart of our galaxy.

James Webb Space Telescope shows how sharp its images are and hints at exciting scientific possibilities

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope team recently tested the onboard instrument, MIRI, by imaging a portion of the Large Magellanic Cloud. The new image is incredibly sharp and points toward exciting possibilities when Webb begins scientific operations this summer.

Incredible composite image shows nearly a million of Hubble's observations in a single photo

Physicist Dr. Casey Handmer has written code to composite an image showing nearly a million of Hubble's observations to see just how much of the universe the telescope has captured.

James Webb Space Telescope is fully aligned, focused and ready for instrument commissioning

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's optics are fully aligned after completing its seventh and final step in the extensive process. Webb is now ready for instrument commissioning ahead of full scientific operations beginning this summer.

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter photographs Perseverance rover's landing wreckage

During its 26th flight on Mars, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter photographed the landing area and debris from the Perseverance rover's successful landing on Mars. The detailed aerial photos will help engineers with future missions to Mars.

Video: This incredible view was captured 25km above the Earth’s surface

Hi-Impact L&D recently sent an Insta360 X2 action camera up to nearly 25,000 meters (over 80,000 feet). The view from up there is spectacular.

Hubble confirms a comet the size of Rhode Island, the largest comet nucleus ever seen

Hubble has confirmed the size of comet C/2014 UN271, first observed in 2010 by astronomers Pedro Bernardinelli and Gary Bernstein. Researchers Man-To Hui and David Jewitt developed a computer model to use Hubble imaging to confirm the size of the comet's nucleus as nearly 130 km (over 80 mi).

Hubble captures a galaxy with an active black hole

What at first looks like a typical spiral galaxy as viewed from the side turned out to be a Seyfert galaxy when astronomers took a closer look. According to NASA, the galaxy has an active galactic nucleus powered by matter accreting onto a supermassive black hole.

Hubble spots the most distant star ever seen, 12.9B light years away

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of Earendel, a star that existed within the first billion years following the big bang. Its light has taken 12.9 billion light-years to reach Hubble. Earendel is the most distant star ever observed.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope reaches another alignment milestone, and its optics are working correctly

After completing another critical stage of mirror alignment, NASA can confidently say that its $10B James Webb Space Telescope will be able to meet, or even exceed, its expectations and perform the planned scientific operations.

Japan sends a modified Pentax 300mm F4 lens into space aboard its Kitsune 6 microsatellite

Ricoh Imaging Japan has announced that its Pentax DA 300mm F4 lens is aboard the Kitsune 6 nanosatellite launched into space last month. The satellite, operating from the International Space Station, performs high-resolution imaging of Earth.

Astronomers from NOIRLab capture incredible photo of 'Spanish Dancer' spiral galaxy

Astronomers at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile have captured a fantastic image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1566.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe captures the first visible light images of Venus' surface

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has captured its first images of Venus' surface in visible light. The images show distinctive areas on the planetary surface, including continental regions, plains and plateaus.

James Webb Space Telescope sees its first star using all 18 of its primary mirror segments

NASA has published an initial alignment mosaic from the James Webb Space Telescope. The image will serve as the foundation for the team to adjust each primary mirror segment.

The James Webb Space Telescope has detected its first photons

On February 3, the first particles of light made it through the entire James Webb Space Telescope, beginning the roughly three-month-long process of aligning the telescope's 18 mirror segments that must take place before full scientific operations can commence.

China National Space Administration celebrates the Lunar New Year with Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter video

The Tianwen-1 mission is in full swing around Mars. The Tianwen-1 probe is orbiting the red planet while the Zhurong rover explores the Martian surface. To celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, the CNSA shared a video of the probe circling Mars.

$10B James Webb Space Telescope enters its final orbit, 1.5 million kilometers from Earth

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has been decades in the making. The ambitious telescope launched from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket on Christmas morning, and about a month later, it has entered its final orbital position 1.5 million kilometers from Earth.

China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft sends back stunning photos of the probe above Mars

China launched its Tianwen-1 mission to Mars last year. Since then, the spacecraft has successfully deployed a rover on the Martian surface. Now, China has shared the first full images of its spacecraft in orbit above Mars.

Lost in space: Astronomers discover up to 170 rogue planets

Rogue planets are difficult to find. Astronomers must use the most sensitive imaging devices to find them. A group of astronomers, led by an astronomer in France, have uncovered up to 170 new rogue planets, the largest discovery of its kind.

Video: Everything you need to know about the James Webb Space Telescope ahead of its launch

Dr. James Hainline is one of the scientists working on the James Webb Space Telescope. He has made a new video that is as entertaining as it is informative and teaches us all we need to know before the telescope launches into space next week.

Astronomers use ESO's 'Very Large Telescope' to identify a new exoplanet that defies expectations

Astronomers have used the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope to capture an image of a planet around a scorching, massive two-star system. The planet formed in a harsh environment that has previously proven too inhospitable.

Microsoft's new SpaceEye technology enables imaging satellites to 'see' through clouds using AI

Microsoft has announced significant expansions to its Azure Space ecosystem. Microsoft is adding SpaceEye, which lets users 'see' through clouds, and delivering AI-enhanced imagery to make satellite photos have as much detail and fidelity as traditional aerial photography.

NASA gets the Hubble Space Telescope back online and fully operational

After more than a month in a safe mode configuration, the Hubble Space Telescope and its four onboard scientific instruments are up and running and fully operational again.

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured nearly 250,000 photos during his second mission aboard the ISS

This year, we've shared a lot of photos and videos from French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. He was very busy during nearly 200 days aboard the International Space Station. He's since returned to Earth and Pesquet has a lot of awesome visual content to share.

3,200MP Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) camera undergoing final tests

The world's largest digital camera will be installed at the Vera Rubin Observatory in Chile next year. Before then, however, the camera must undergo final assembly and testing at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Canon USA is providing 120 EF 400mm F2.8 lenses to expand Dragonfly Telephoto Array

The Dragonfly Telephoto Array Project started in 2013 and searches for faint structures, like galaxies, in the night sky. Canon has supplied the project with a total of 48 lenses and today has announced that it will provide an additional 120 EF 400mm F2.8L IS II USM lenses to expand the telephoto array.

Photos from Landsat 9 will showcase the impact of climate change on Earth

NASA has published the first images from Landsat 9, a new space-based satellite designed to observe Earth in incredible detail. The Landsat 9 mission is a joint operation between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Hubble Space Telescope is in 'safe mode' after its second shutdown of 2021

The Hubble Space Telescope is in safe mode as engineers work to investigate what's wrong with the telescope's onboard instruments. This is the second time the venerable telescope has faced extended downtime after being offline for a month earlier this year.

US astronomers want a giant space-based telescope to search for exoplanets

The search for understanding in the far reaches of the known universe is an expensive endeavor. Every 10 years, US astronomers and astrophysicists release a report outlining their goals and hopes for the next decade of space exploration. The latest report has been released.

NASA's Juno offers the first 3D view of Jupiter's complicated atmosphere

Juno has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016. In the last five years, we have learned a lot about the gas giant. Recent observations offer the first three-dimensional look at Jupiter's atmosphere and shed light on the depth of the planet's iconic cycles and bands.

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet photographed rare blue 'transient luminous event' from the ISS

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet observed a rare blue 'transient luminous event' while photographing images for a timelapse. He is currently aboard the ISS and is no stranger to observing fascinating phenomena from space.

These incredible images of Earth were captured with an iPhone 12 by an Inspiration4 commander

Last week, we saw photos from the SpaceX Inspiration 4 mission captured by a Nikon DSLR. Now we have a photo and video as shot by an iPhone 12. While not as capable as a high-end interchangeable lens camera, the photo and video quality are impressive.

Inspiration4 crew photographed Earth from 575km, more than 150km higher up than the ISS

Last month, the Inspiration4 mission, the first all-civilian space mission, launched. The four-person crew orbited Earth for three days from 575km above Earth's surface and came back with stunning photos.

A dedicated amateur astronomer in Brazil caught an object hitting Jupiter's surface

Jupiter is hit with objects throughout the year, but it's an infrequent event that's often observable for only a second or two. Amateur astronomer José Luis Pereira observed Jupiter on a clear night earlier this week and caught such an impact with his camera and telescope.

Astronaut captures images of stunning blue auroral display from space

Astronaut and photographer Thomas Pesquet was treated recently to brilliant blue auroral displays while stationed aboard the ISS.

Video: Curiosity rover captures 360-degree panorama of Mount Sharp on Mars, showing changing landscape

NASA's Curiosity rover is in its ninth year on Mars, and the rover continues to do important scientific work. The rover recently captured a 360-degree panorama of the Mount Sharp area, showing a fascinating landscape and discovering more about the red planet's history.

Hubble captures stunning gravitational interaction among a trio of galaxies

Following an extended offline period, Hubble is back with a fantastic new shot of a 'peculiar' galaxy system, Arp 195. Hubble's new image shows a 'gravitational tug-of-war' among three galaxies nearly 750 million light-years from Earth.

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