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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These galaxies have no dark matter — and astronomers may finally know why

A galaxy 65 million light years away holds secrets to an ancient traffic jam, which may have kicked out dark matter in the process.

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How do astronomers find exoplanets? 5 of the best methods, explained

With 5000+ exoplanets out there, not all detection methods are built the same.

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What are redshift and blueshift? How astronomers learn the distance of far-off objects

They can help unearth plants or tell us about the most distant objects in the universe.

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Distant quasars reveal a surprising process that capped the first black holes' growth

A new analysis of the early universe shows quasars with growth capped by surrounding matter.

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Engage! NASA prepares the Webb Telescope camera that will find new alien worlds

To find planets outside the Solar System, Webb's main imager will stare at starlight.

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Webb Telescope alignment and more: Understand the world through 7 images

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Swish! Webb Telescope needs to hit these major milestones next to achieve pivotal “first light”

NASA's newest telescope is rounding the final corner to first light.

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What is the Epoch of Reionization? Inside one of the Webb Telescope’s prime targets

The early universe wasn't exactly known for its clear skies.

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Look! Webb Telescope captures 5 different, dazzling views of a nearby galaxy

New alignments of the Webb Telescope mean it will be poised to perform science investigations soon.

Webb Watch

Focus! NASA drops jaw-dropping new Webb Telescope images

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What are the oldest objects in the universe? Ancient stars, exoplanets, and galaxies explained

Astronomers have discovered a few objects dating to not long after the Big Bang.

Bright eyes

Behold! 4 instruments on JWST that will unlock stunning views of the cosmos

On deck

NASA 2022 calendar: 11 exploration missions and projects to look forward to

NASA had a big 2021 and finally launched the James Webb Telescope. But its 2022 schedule is nothing to sneeze at.

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With its infrared eye cooled down, here’s what’s next for the James Webb Space Telescope

In just a few months, the James Webb Space Telescope will observe the universe like never before.

This week in science

Webb Telescope reaches operating temperature and more: Understand the world through 7 images

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This newly discovered supermassive black hole "precursor" could be a missing link to the early universe

Astronomers were searching for this elusive object for decades.

Science

These galaxies have no dark matter — and astronomers may finally know why

A galaxy 65 million light years away holds secrets to an ancient traffic jam, which may have kicked out dark matter in the process.

Science

How do astronomers find exoplanets? 5 of the best methods, explained

With 5000+ exoplanets out there, not all detection methods are built the same.

Science

What are redshift and blueshift? How astronomers learn the distance of far-off objects

They can help unearth plants or tell us about the most distant objects in the universe.

Science

Distant quasars reveal a surprising process that capped the first black holes' growth

A new analysis of the early universe shows quasars with growth capped by surrounding matter.

Science

Engage! NASA prepares the Webb Telescope camera that will find new alien worlds

To find planets outside the Solar System, Webb's main imager will stare at starlight.

This week in science

Webb Telescope alignment and more: Understand the world through 7 images

Science

Swish! Webb Telescope needs to hit these major milestones next to achieve pivotal “first light”

NASA's newest telescope is rounding the final corner to first light.

Science

What is the Epoch of Reionization? Inside one of the Webb Telescope’s prime targets

The early universe wasn't exactly known for its clear skies.

Science

Look! Webb Telescope captures 5 different, dazzling views of a nearby galaxy

New alignments of the Webb Telescope mean it will be poised to perform science investigations soon.

Webb Watch

Focus! NASA drops jaw-dropping new Webb Telescope images

Science

What are the oldest objects in the universe? Ancient stars, exoplanets, and galaxies explained

Astronomers have discovered a few objects dating to not long after the Big Bang.

Bright eyes

Behold! 4 instruments on JWST that will unlock stunning views of the cosmos

On deck

NASA 2022 calendar: 11 exploration missions and projects to look forward to

NASA had a big 2021 and finally launched the James Webb Telescope. But its 2022 schedule is nothing to sneeze at.

Science

With its infrared eye cooled down, here’s what’s next for the James Webb Space Telescope

In just a few months, the James Webb Space Telescope will observe the universe like never before.

This week in science

Webb Telescope reaches operating temperature and more: Understand the world through 7 images

Science

This newly discovered supermassive black hole "precursor" could be a missing link to the early universe

Astronomers were searching for this elusive object for decades.