Webb Scans a Nearby Brown Dwarf and Finds it has Clouds Made of Sand

In its first few months of operation, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is already proving that it was well worth the wait! To date, it has provided astronomers with the most detailed and precise images of the cosmos, conducted observations of iconic galaxies and nebulae, peered to the very edge of the universe, and … Read more

Webb Turns its Infrared Gaze on Mars

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the most and sophisticated observatory ever complex. Using its advanced suite of infrared instruments, coronographs, and spectrometers – contributed by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) – this observatory will spend the next ten to twenty years building on the achievements of … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope’s captures its first images of Mars

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has captured its first images of Mars, viewing infrared light coming from the Red Planet with high sensitivity. The James Webb Space Telescope’s first images and spectra of Mars were released on Monday (Sept. 19) at the Europlanet Science Congress (opens in new tab) (EPSC) 2022. The images and … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope’s 1st exoplanet image. What we can learn.

This series of four images for the James Webb Space Telescope shows the first exoplanet (star) seen by the powerful infrared telescope. (Image credit: NASA/ESA/CSA, A Carter (UCSC), the ERS 1386 team, and A. Pagan (STScI)) This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & … Read more

The James Webb Space Telescope never disproved the Big Bang

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has not disproved the Big Bang, despite an article about a pseudoscientific theory that went viral in August, and which mischaracterized quotes from an astrophysicist to create a false narrative that the Big Bang didn’t happen. Although the James Webb Space Telescope has only been science operations for a … Read more

Webb captures a cosmic tarantula

In this mosaic image stretching 340 light-years across, Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) displays the Tarantula Nebula star-forming region in a new light, including tens of thousands of never-before-seen young stars that were previously shrouded in cosmic dust. The most active region appears to sparkle with massive young stars, appearing pale blue. Scattered among them are … Read more

First exoplanet image from James Webb Space Telescope revealed

Unsubtracted and KLIP subtracted image stamps for the NIRCam F356W (top row) and MIRI F1140C (bottom row) filters. The leftmost column displays the median unsubtracted image for a single science roll, and all other columns display the KLIP subtracted images for ADI, RDI, and ADI+RDI subtraction methods using the maximum number of KLIP PCA modes. … 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

Here’s how to edit James Webb Space Telescope images

Fancy playing with telescope images in your spare time? There’s a large community of people using James Webb Space Telescope imagery to create spectacular imagery. Judy Schmidt is among them, having recently created a spectacular image of the Phantom Galaxy (M74) based on Webb data. Schmidt sat down with Space.com to show the basics of … Read more

The Latest Webb Observations Don’t Disprove The Big Bang, But They Are Interesting

Okay, so let’s start with the obvious. The big bang is not dead. Recent observations by the James Webb Space Telescope have not disproven the big bang, despite certain popular articles claiming otherwise. If that’s all you needed to hear, then have a great day. That said, the latest Webb observations do reveal some strange … Read more