James Webb Space Telescope

NASA’s next-generation space observatory will soon spotlight exoplanets, the first galaxies, and more tantalizing cosmic targets.

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Look! New Webb Telescope image reveals a rare galaxy close to the Milky Way

A graduate student on summer break processed these Webb images of the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, and the results are breathtaking.

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The Webb Telescope will use this epic cosmic gadget to reveal hidden wonders

This natural tool helps detect extragalactic planets, ancient galaxies and invisible material.

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Astronomers discovered the earliest known dark matter — and it's not behaving as predicted

For the first time, scientists used the radiation residue of the Big Bang to measure dark matter around extremely distant galaxies.

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Webb Telescope spots Cartwheel Galaxy and more: Understand the world through 8 images

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Behold! New Webb image reveals a dynamic and "rare" galaxy

This pretty image highlights a key process in the Universe.

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The Webb Telescope could unlock the search for life by studying inhospitable hellworlds

NASA recently explained why the JWST is honing in on “Hot Jupiter” exoplanets.

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This behemoth black hole got too big too early — the Webb Telescope could find out why

A galaxy with a 10 billion solar mass black hole is an oddity and an abomination. What’s going on there, and how will Webb solve it?

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Webb could uncover how tiny, icy objects at the Solar System's margins form planets

Want to find objects beyond Neptune? There's a Webb for that.

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The James Webb Space Telescope may have just found its first supernova

This could be the first step to studying the oldest explosions in the universe.

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The Webb Telescope might confirm if one of Saturn’s moons has ingredients for life

"Titan is very good at making organic molecules."

Seeing double

Hubble Space Telescope captures light so distorted a galaxy appears twice

The telescope found a space mirror.

watch out, avi

The Webb Telescope will drop everything to observe the next interstellar object

Comet? Asteroid? Alien? Webb could suss out these strange interlopers.

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LOOK! Webb data reveals ground-breaking images of potentially habitable star system

This is why public datasets are excellent ideas.

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How did supermassive black holes grow? Webb could reveal this key part of the early universe

Deep in the universe, hungry monsters are hiding.

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Webb Telescope data reveals oldest galaxy ever seen — and it's not what astronomers expected

A team of astrophysicists discovered the ancient galaxy in publicly available data from Webb's first science observations.

deep impact

STRIKE! Webb Telescope report reveals micrometeor damage to mirrors

One little space rock can make a big impact. Will there be more?

Science

Look! New Webb Telescope image reveals a rare galaxy close to the Milky Way

A graduate student on summer break processed these Webb images of the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, and the results are breathtaking.

Science

The Webb Telescope will use this epic cosmic gadget to reveal hidden wonders

This natural tool helps detect extragalactic planets, ancient galaxies and invisible material.

Science

Astronomers discovered the earliest known dark matter — and it's not behaving as predicted

For the first time, scientists used the radiation residue of the Big Bang to measure dark matter around extremely distant galaxies.

This week in science

Webb Telescope spots Cartwheel Galaxy and more: Understand the world through 8 images

Round

Behold! New Webb image reveals a dynamic and "rare" galaxy

This pretty image highlights a key process in the Universe.

Science

The Webb Telescope could unlock the search for life by studying inhospitable hellworlds

NASA recently explained why the JWST is honing in on “Hot Jupiter” exoplanets.

Science

This behemoth black hole got too big too early — the Webb Telescope could find out why

A galaxy with a 10 billion solar mass black hole is an oddity and an abomination. What’s going on there, and how will Webb solve it?

Science

Webb could uncover how tiny, icy objects at the Solar System's margins form planets

Want to find objects beyond Neptune? There's a Webb for that.

Science

The James Webb Space Telescope may have just found its first supernova

This could be the first step to studying the oldest explosions in the universe.

Science

The Webb Telescope might confirm if one of Saturn’s moons has ingredients for life

"Titan is very good at making organic molecules."

Seeing double

Hubble Space Telescope captures light so distorted a galaxy appears twice

The telescope found a space mirror.

watch out, avi

The Webb Telescope will drop everything to observe the next interstellar object

Comet? Asteroid? Alien? Webb could suss out these strange interlopers.

Wow

LOOK! Webb data reveals ground-breaking images of potentially habitable star system

This is why public datasets are excellent ideas.

Science

How did supermassive black holes grow? Webb could reveal this key part of the early universe

Deep in the universe, hungry monsters are hiding.

Science

Webb Telescope data reveals oldest galaxy ever seen — and it's not what astronomers expected

A team of astrophysicists discovered the ancient galaxy in publicly available data from Webb's first science observations.

deep impact

STRIKE! Webb Telescope report reveals micrometeor damage to mirrors

One little space rock can make a big impact. Will there be more?