Dark matter: An invisible glue that may not even exist | Science | In-depth reporting on science and technology | DW

Dark matter: An invisible glue that may not even exist |  Science |  In-depth reporting on science and technology |  DW

It has never been detected, only speculated. But scientists estimate that up to 85% of the matter in the universe could be made of what’s called dark matter. Scientists cannot define dark matter with any certainty, but that hasn’t stopped the search for it. Our largest and newest space-based telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope … Read more

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

James Webb image reveals the most distant galaxy ever observed in its first week

James Webb image reveals the most distant galaxy ever observed in its first week

The James Webb Space Telescope has provided a window into eons past, capturing a new image that shows the oldest galaxy ever observed. Using its incredibly sensitive NIRCam instrument, the infrared space observatory found a 13.5 billion-year-old galaxy only days after its science operations began, according to two new preprint papers. Essentially, Webb is allowing … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope images released by NASA after first color photo unveiled at White House

James Webb Space Telescope images released by NASA after first color photo unveiled at White House

Greenbelt, Maryland – After a presidential reveal Monday, NASA unveiled more spectacular “first light” pictures from the James Webb Space Telescope on Tuesday, showcasing interacting galaxies, the death throes of a doomed star and a stellar nursery where massive young suns are being born, blazing with gale-force solar winds that sculpt vast clouds of gas … Read more

Astronomers eagerly await first images from the James Webb Space Telescope

Astronomers eagerly await first images from the James Webb Space Telescope

President Biden will unveil the first color image from the James Webb Space Telescope at the White House on Monday, heralding the end of tests and checkout and the beginning of science operations by the world’s most powerful space observatory. “We’re going to give humanity a new view of the cosmos, and it’s a view … Read more

The Webb Telescope Has Been Hit By Something. Here’s What It Means For Science

The Webb Telescope Has Been Hit By Something.  Here's What It Means For Science

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been hit by a micrometeoroid, which has damaged one of … [+] the 18 beryllium-gold segments that makes up its main 6.5-meter mirror. getty NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been hit by a micrometeoroid, which has damaged one of the 18 beryllium-gold segments that makes up … Read more

The Webb Telescope Has Been Hit By Something. Here’s What It Means For Science

The Webb Telescope Has Been Hit By Something.  Here's What It Means For Science

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been hit by a micrometeoroid, which has damaged one of … [+] the 18 beryllium-gold segments that makes up its main 6.5-meter mirror. getty NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been hit by a micrometeoroid, which has damaged one of the 18 beryllium-gold segments that makes up … 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

Here are the most breathtaking images from the James Webb Space Telescope

Here are the most breathtaking images from the James Webb Space Telescope

It’s time to feast your eyes on the wonders of Webb. A long 25 years have passed, along with $10 billion between when the James Webb Space Telescope was first devised and it finally launched on December 25, 2021, atop a European Ariane 5 rocket. Now in orbit of the second Lagrange point (L2) beyond … Read more