JWST shows Neptune’s splendor amid landscape of galaxies – Spaceflight Now

In this image by Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam), a smattering of hundreds of background galaxies, varying in size and shape, appear alongside the Neptune system. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI Fresh images from the James Webb Space Telescope show the faraway planet Neptune hung amid a tapestry of even more distant galaxies, the latest view … Read more

JWST Finds a Clear, Unambiguous Signal for Carbon Dioxide in an Exoplanet’s Atmosphere

An early – and exciting — science result from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was announced today: the first unambiguous detection of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of an exoplanet. This is the first detailed evidence for carbon dioxide ever detected in a planet outside our Solar System. An artist’s impression showing what the … Read more

Webb detects carbon dioxide in exoplanet atmosphere

Science & Exploration 25/08/2022 3 views 0 likes The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope has found definitive evidence for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a gas giant planet orbiting a Sun-like star 700 light-years away. The result provides important insights into the composition and formation of the planet, and is indicative of Webb’s ability … Read more

JWST will seek clouds of vaporized gems on exoplanets

Astronomers will be hoping for cloudy skies as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST or Webb) turns its attention to exoplanetary atmospheres laden with vaporized rock and crystals such as corundum and perovskite, which form gems on Earth. Hot Jupiters, which are gas giants that orbit extremely close to their stars, grow so hot that … Read more

Webb captures stellar gymnastics in the Cartwheel Galaxy

Science & Exploration 08/02/2022 377 views 10 likes The Cartwheel Galaxy, a rare ring galaxy once shrouded in dust and mystery, has been unveiled by the imaging capabilities of the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope. The galaxy, which formed as a result of a collision between a large spiral galaxy and another smaller galaxy, not … Read more

JWST beats its own record with potential most distant galaxies

Astronomers are now discovering record-breaking distant galaxies by the dozen while sifting through the treasure trove of data now being collected by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST or Webb). Among them are several galaxies dating back to just over 200 million years after the Big Bang. Prior to the launch of the James Webb … Read more

You can see Where JWST Took a Direct hit From a Micrometeorite on one of its Mirrors

The world is still releasing from the release of the James Webb Space Telescope‘s (JWST) first images. These provided a comprehensive overview of the kind of science operations that Web will conduct over its 20-year mission. They include the most sensitive and detailed look at some iconic astronomical objects, spectra from an exoplanet atmosphere, and … Read more

JWST just proved it can search for alien life in planets’ atmospheres

This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Chris Impey (opens in new tab)University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy, University of ArizonaDaniel Apai (opens in new tab)Professor of Astronomy and Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona The ingredients for life are spread … Read more