#European Space Agency

James Webb News – New chemical secrets of distant world revealed

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James Webb space telescope uncovers chemical secrets of distant world – paving the way for studying Earth-like planets Since the first planet orbiting a star other than the Sun was discovered in 1995, we have realised that planets and planetary systems are more diverse than we ever imagined. Such...

Understanding what the first James Webb images actually show?

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James Webb telescope: a scientist explains what its first, amazing images show – and how it will change astronomy After decades of development and many trials and frustrations along the way, the James Webb telescope has finally started to deliver what it came for. On July 12, Nasa released...

Free – James Webb wallpaper pack to celebrate its first images

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This week NASA dropped the first images from the James Webb space telescope ... and we think it would be fair to say they have exceeded the most optomistic expectations of what we were going to see. To celebrate we have optimised five of our favourites wallpapers to...

JWST – Fully Focused

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NASA and the ESA have announced that the alignment of the James Webb Space Telescope is now complete. The Space Agencies have confirmed the telescope is now capable of capturing crisp, correctly focused images with each of the crafts 4 onboard science instruments. The announcement marks the...

James Webb goes super-cold

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James Webb Space telescope 'Mid-Infrared Instrument' (MIRI) has now reached its incredibly low operating temperature. The US space agency NASA confirmed that the instrument - assembled in the UK - is now at a frosty -267C. This is just six degrees above absolute zero. The MIRI camera and...

James Webb Space Telescope Unfurls

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The massive sun shield protecting the James Webb Space Telescope has been successfully unfurled according to NASA. The process, which began after its Christmas day launch, has completed its initial phase today. While tests and tensioning will still need to done the most complicated phase of the deployment...