Space

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Hubble’s New Photo Shows the Immense Scale of Galaxies

The Hubble Space Telescope's new Picture of the Week shows a remarkably dense field of stars. However, what at first glance looks like just a field of stars, spread somewhat irregularly through the frame, the photo shows a considerable portion of a galaxy.

JAXA SLIM lander

Japan’s SLIM Lunar Lander Back Online After Precise but Awkward Landing

Last week, Japan became the fifth country to land a spacecraft on the Moon successfully. However, the historic accomplishment had its challenges. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) landed upside-down on the lunar surface, preventing the lander from recharging its batteries with its included solar panels.

Webb surfs the cosmos

Webb Finds That Many Old, Distant Galaxies Look Like Surfboards

While the James Webb Space Telescope has been busy helping scientists solve some of the greatest mysteries of the early Universe, the powerful telescope has also found that many distant galaxies have flattened oval disk and tube-like shapes, unlike the spiral and elliptical structures that are more typically seen in closer galaxies.

Webb helps scientists answer one of the most persistent questions about the nature of the early Universe.

Webb Answers One of the Early Universe’s Biggest Questions

While the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has delivered many beautiful images, its primary mission is to probe the early Universe and help humanity solve some of the most significant questions it faces. Webb has delivered on this promise by revealing, for the first time, what is in the local environment of galaxies in the very earliest days of the Universe.

The Best James Webb Space Telescope Photos of the Year (2023)

The Best James Webb Space Telescope Photos of 2023

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has wrapped up its first full year of scientific operations, and beyond "breaking" cosmology, the telescope has also delivered some of the most spectacular photos of deep space ever seen.