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'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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.