How Are Webb Telescope Images Colorized?

How Are Webb Telescope Images Colorized?

On the left is a monochromatic image showing infrared data from Webb of the Southern Ring Nebula. On the right is a processed image showing the same view in full color.Image: Gizmodo/NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI On July 12, the first full-color images from the Webb Space Telescope showed countless nebulae, galaxies, and a gassy … Read more

NASA Video Game Celebrates Upcoming Roman Space Telescope

NASA Video Game Celebrates Upcoming Roman Space Telescope

A sampling of the gameplay.gif: NASA/Gizmodo NASA is drumming up excitement for the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope with a super-retro 8-bit inspired video game, and it’s honestly really fun. In the game, players are Roman Space Telescope operators that have to collect different celestial objects ranging from exoplanets to dark matter. What is the … Read more

NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Resumes Operations After Malfunction

NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Resumes Operations After Malfunction

MAVEN launched in November 2013 and entered orbit around Mars in September 2014.Drawing: NASA NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft has been out of commission for most of the year, but owing to a very clever hack, the probe is now using the stars to navigate its way around the Red Planet. Tea … Read more

NASA Satellite to Attempt Laser Communications Speed ​​Record

NASA Satellite to Attempt Laser Communications Speed ​​Record

A tiny gold-coated satellite lifted off from Earth on Wednesday with a rather large goal in mind for NASA: beam down data at the fastest rate ever achieved by space lasers. The space agency’s TeraByte InfraRed Delivery (TBIRD) system launched aboard SpaceX’s Transporter-5 rideshare mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. TBIRD is … Read more