Radio astronomers bypass disturbing Earth's atmosphere with new calibration technique

An international team of researchers has produced the first sharp radio maps of the universe at low frequencies. Thanks to a new calibration technique, they bypassed the disturbances of the Earth's ionosphere.

SOHO Observatory Discovers Its 5,000th Comet

The observatory has achieved this milestone over 28 years in space, even though it was never designed to be a comet hunter.

MeerKAT's Swift Scan Revealed 49 New Galaxies in 3 Hours

MeerKAT telescope has already achieved some great results, from detecting giant radio galaxies to studying the centre of our own galaxy, the Milky Way.

The LIFE telescope passed its first test, detecting biosignatures on Earth

The vast majority of exoplanets are uninhabitable. For the few that may be habitable, we can only determine if they are by examining their atmospheres. LIFE, the Large Interferometer for Exoplanets, can help.

NASA's Webb Depicts Staggering Structure in 19 Nearby Spiral Galaxies

It’s oh-so-easy to be absolutely mesmerized by these spiral galaxies. Follow their clearly defined arms, which are brimming with stars, to their centers, where there may be old star clusters and – sometimes – active supermassive black holes.

Webb telescope's new Uranus image looks increadible

The picture, resembling a glowing blue marble rippling into a black ocean, was funneled through the telescope’s infrared filters to capture wavelengths future space travelers wouldn’t see with the naked eye.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Returns to Science Operations

The telescope had paused science observations Nov. 23 due to an issue with one of its gyros. The spacecraft is in good health and once again operating using all three of its gyros.

Webb Telescope Spots the Second Most Distant Galaxy Yet

A recent deep field image from the Webb Space Telescope features two galaxies. These galaxies are remarkable for their distance from Earth, being the second and fourth most distant galaxies ever observed.

Webb Prompts New Thinking About Planet Formation

Instruments on NASA's Webb telescope are providing new clues about the time window when planets can form around a young star.

Webb pinpoints a high-speed jet stream on Jupiter

Researchers using the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope's NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) have discovered a high-speed jet stream sitting over Jupiter's equator, above the main cloud decks.

Hubble finds bizarre explosion in unexpected place

A very rare, strange burst of extraordinarily bright light in the universe just got even stranger. The phenomenon, called a Luminous Fast Blue Optical Transient (LFBOT), flashed onto the scene where it wasn't expected to be found.

Webb Reveals Colors of Earendel, Most Distant Star Ever Detected

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has followed up on observations by the Hubble Space Telescope of the farthest star ever detected in the very distant universe, within the first billion years after the big bang.

Ethereal New Image Reveals The Birth of Giant Jupiter-Like Worlds

By using the Very Large Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, astronomers have identified clumps in the thick material around a star named V960 Mon that could gravitationally collapse to form the seeds of planets like Jupiter.

JWST completes stunning visual collection of solar system's giant planets

NASA recently released a stunning new image of Saturn, depicting the planet's rings shining brightly against the blackness of space. The powerful space telescope has now captured all four gas giants in our solar system.

Europe's mission to discover dark energy and dark matter launches

ESA's Euclid space telescope was launched for a six-year mission to shed light on dark energy and matter and chart the largest-ever map of the universe.