Astronomers using data from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have identified carbon dioxide in a specific region on the icy surface of Europa. Analysis indicates that this carbon likely originated in the subsurface ocean and was not delivered by meteorites or other external sources.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has conducted a new investigation into K2-18 b, an exoplanet that’s 8.6 times larger than Earth. The telescope discovered carbon-bearing molecules like methane and carbon dioxide, adding to recent studies that suggest K2-18 b could be a Hycean exoplanet. This type of exoplanet has the potential to have a hydrogen-rich…
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has uncovered new details in Supernova 1987A with its NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) instrument. Structures, some only visible in infrared wavelengths, provide clues into the development of supernovas over time.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has completed its first year of science operations, delivering on its promise to reveal the universe in unprecedented detail. In celebration of this milestone, NASA has released an image of a small star-forming region in the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, captured by the telescope.
Researchers have discovered the most distant active supermassive black hole to date with the James Webb Space Telescope. The galaxy, CEERS 1019, existed just over 570 million years after the big bang, and its black hole is less massive than any other yet identified in the early universe.
Galaxies in the universe gather into clusters and interconnected filamentary structures with voids in between, forming the “cosmic web”. Over time, gravity draws matter together, making the filamentary structures more distinct.
To make the most of the total solar eclipse 2024, one of nature’s grandest spectacles, you must plan ahead. This solar eclipse will be visible from a path across North America stretching from Mexico to eastern Canada on April 8, 2024.
A group of global scientists recently discovered a new carbon compound in space using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. This groundbreaking discovery of methyl cation (CH3+) in a young star system called d203-506 is the first of its kind and is significant as it assists in the formation of more complex carbon-based molecules.
NASA and Boeing announced on Monday that the aircraft created through the agency’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project has been given the designation X-66A by the U.S. Air Force.
An international team of astrophysicists has made a new discovery in the center of the Milky Way galaxy. In the 1980s, Farhad Yusef-Zadeh from Northwestern University discovered one-dimensional filaments near Sagittarius A*, the galaxy’s central supermassive black hole. Yusef-Zadeh and his collaborators have now discovered a new population of filaments.