Hubble Captures a Cluster in the Cloud – NASA

Hubble Captures a Cluster in the Cloud – NASA

This striking Hubble Space Telescope image shows the densely packed globular cluster known as NGC 2210, which is situated in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The LMC lies about 157,000 light-years from Earth and is a so-called satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, meaning that the two galaxies are gravitationally bound. Globular clusters are very stable, tightly bound clusters of thousands … Read more

Hubble Captures a Cluster in the Cloud – NASA Science

Hubble Captures a Cluster in the Cloud – NASA Science

This striking Hubble Space Telescope image shows the densely packed globular cluster known as NGC 2210, which is situated in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The LMC lies about 157,000 light-years from Earth and is a so-called satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, meaning that the two galaxies are gravitationally bound. Globular clusters are very stable, tightly bound clusters … Read more

Webb Study Reveals Rocky Planets Can Form in Extreme Environments – NASA

Webb Study Reveals Rocky Planets Can Form in Extreme Environments – NASA

An international team of astronomers has used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to provide the first observation of water and other molecules in the highly irradiated inner, rocky-planet-forming regions of a disk in one of the most extreme environments in our galaxy. These results suggest that the conditions for terrestrial planet formation can occur in … Read more

Webb Telescope: A prominent protostar in Perseus – NASA

Webb Telescope: A prominent protostar in Perseus – NASA

This new Picture of the Month from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope reveals intricate details of the Herbig Haro object 797 (HH 797). Herbig-Haro objects are luminous regions surrounding newborn stars (known as protostars), and are formed when stellar winds or jets of gas spewing from these newborn stars form shockwaves colliding with nearby gas and … Read more

NASA’s Fermi Mission Nets 300 Gamma-Ray Pulsars … and Counting – NASA Science

NASA’s Fermi Mission Nets 300 Gamma-Ray Pulsars … and Counting – NASA Science

This visualization shows 294 gamma-ray pulsars, first plotted on an image of the entire starry sky as seen from Earth and then transitioning to a view from above our galaxy. The symbols show different types of pulsars. Young pulsars blink in real time except for the Crab, which pulses slower than in real time because … Read more

Seeing Sagittarius C in a New Light – NASA

Seeing Sagittarius C in a New Light – NASA

A star-forming region, named Sagittarius C (Sgr C), is seen in exceptional detail in this image from Nov. 20, 2023, thanks to the Near-Infrared Camera instrument on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. An estimated 500,000 stars shine in this image of the Sgr C region, along with some never-before-seen features astronomers have yet to explain. … Read more

NASA’s Webb Reveals New Features in Heart of Milky Way – NASA

NASA’s Webb Reveals New Features in Heart of Milky Way – NASA

The latest image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows a portion of the dense center of our galaxy in unprecedented detail, including never-before-seen features astronomers have yet to explain. The star-forming region, named Sagittarius C (Sgr C), is about 300 light-years from the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*. Image: Sagitarius C … Read more

How NASA’s Roman Space Telescope Will Chronicle the Active Cosmos – NASA

How NASA’s Roman Space Telescope Will Chronicle the Active Cosmos – NASA

NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will pair space-based observations with a broad field of view to unveil the dynamic cosmos in ways that have never been possible before. “Roman will work in tandem with NASA observatories such as the James Webb Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, which are designed to zoom in on … Read more

Construction on NASA Mission to Map 450 Million Galaxies Is Under Way – NASA

Construction on NASA Mission to Map 450 Million Galaxies Is Under Way – NASA

Key elements are coming together for NASA’s SPHEREx mission, a space telescope that will create a map of the universe like none before. NASA’s SPHEREx space telescope is beginning to look much like it will when it arrives in Earth orbit and starts mapping the entire sky. Short for Specto-Photometer for the History of the … Read more

First Science Images Released From ESA Mission With NASA Contributions – NASA

First Science Images Released From ESA Mission With NASA Contributions – NASA

The new images from the Euclid mission include a cluster of thousands of distant galaxies, demonstrating the spacecraft’s unique abilities.  The Euclid mission, which will investigate the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, released its first five science images Tuesday, Nov. 7 The observatory, led by ESA (European Space Agency) with NASA contributions, is … Read more