NASA's Webb takes its first-ever direct image of distant world

The exoplanet is a gas giant, meaning it has no rocky surface and could not be habitable. The image shows how Webb's powerful infrared gaze can easily capture worlds beyond our solar system.

NASA reveals 5 stunning, new images from JWST

The first full-color image from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has been released. The images are be the deepest and highest resolution ever taken of the universe, according to NASA.

NASA's Webb Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe Yet

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has produced the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date. Known as Webb'nas First Deep Field, this image of galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 is overflowing with detail.

Webb Just Sent Back Its First-Ever Sharp Image of a Star

A critical stage of the James Webb Space Telescope's mirror alignment has been completed, keeping the state-of-the-art observatory on track to commence science observations in a few months.

James Webb telescope's mirrors fully deployed

After successfully unfolding the James Webb Space Telescope’s sunshade and optical elements, scientists and engineers are now ready to begin a multi-step process to align the primary mirror’s 18 hexagonal segments.

James Webb Space Telescope finally on its way to discovery

A powerful European Ariane 5 rocket boosted NASA’s $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope into space on Christmas Day, kicking off a great attempt to capture light from the first galaxies to form in the aftermath of the Big Bang.

In a first, ALMA spies huge moon-forming disc around exoplanet

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) have spotted presence of a disc around a Jupiter-like exoplanet 400 light years away that could provide the raw material for up to three satellites the size of Earth’s Moon.

NASA optimistic about Hubble repair, but more time needed

NASA engineers are optimistic they’ll be able resolve a problem with the Hubble Space Telescope’s payload computer that knocked the observatory out of action on 13 June. 

New "Test-bed" telescope joins hunt for threatening asteroids

Working alongside its northern-hemisphere partner telescope, the ESAs Test-Bed Telescope 2 (TBT2) at La Silla Observatory in Chile will keep a close eye on the sky for asteroids that could pose a risk to Earth.

First X-rays from Uranus discovered

Astronomers have detected X-rays from Uranus using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This result may help scientists learn more about this enigmatic ice giant planet in our solar system.

Image Of A Black Hole With A Magnetic Field

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of a black hole, has revealed today a new view of the massive object at the centre of the M87 galaxy: how it looks in polarised light.

Groundbreaking discoveries of the Collapsed Arecibo

The instrument platform of the 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico collapsed overnight earlier this week. Its legacy includes discovery of the first pulsars, first exoplanets and first ever radar map of Venus.

Direct evidence of volcanic impact on Io's atmosphere

Previous research has shown that Io's atmosphere is dominated by sulfur dioxide gas. Now, astronomers could, for the first time, clearly see the plumes of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and sulfur monoxide (SO) rise up from the volcanoes.

Europe's largest Solar Telescope GREGOR

GREGOR, the largest solar telescope in Europe, has obtained unprecedented images of the fine-structure of the Sun. Now, the Sun can be observed at a higher resolution than before from Europe.

Hubble maps giant halo around Andromeda Galaxy

Scientists were surprised to find that this tenuous, nearly invisible halo of diffuse plasma extends 1.3 million light-years from the Andromeda galaxy and as far as 2 million light-years in some directions.