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Webb Study Reveals Rocky Planets Can Form in Extreme Environments

Space is a harsh environment, but some areas are even harsher than others. A star-forming region known as the Lobster Nebula is host to some of the most massive stars in our galaxy. Massive stars are hotter, and therefore emit more ultraviolet (UV)...
30-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NASA's Webb Reveals New Features in Heart of Milky Way

A bright field of gas sweeps around the edge of a dark, dense cloud where young stars are bursting out to take their place in the universe.
20-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NASA's Hubble Measures the Size of the Nearest Transiting Earth-Sized Planet

Hubble measured the size of LTT 1445Ac, the nearest transiting Earth-sized exoplanet, and found it to be almost exactly Earth’s diameter.
16-Nov-2023 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Webb Follows Neon Signs Toward New Thinking on Planet Formation

In 2008 NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope found a protoplanetary disk unlike any other. The dusty disk of gas surrounding the young Sun-like star SZ Chamaeleontis (SZ Cha) was being pummeled by extreme ultraviolet radiation – something previously...
15-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NASA’s Webb, Hubble Combine to Create Most Colorful View of Universe

When two flagship observatories unite, they reveal a wealth of new details only possible through their combined power. Webb and Hubble have joined forces to study the galaxy cluster MACS0416, located about 4.3 billion light-years from Earth. Their...
9-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NASA’s Webb Findings Support Long-Proposed Process of Planet Formation

The James Webb Space Telescope has witnessed the planet-forming process in action, revealing a connection between water vapor in the inner disk and the drifting of icy pebbles from the outer disk. This finding opens exciting, new vistas into the...
8-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Dr. Jennifer Lotz Appointed Space Telescope Science Institute Director

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Lotz as the Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). Dr. Lotz will begin her five-year appointment as STScI...
1-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Crab Nebula Seen in New Light by NASA’s Webb

Although the Crab Nebula is one of the most well-studied supernova remnants, questions about its progenitor and the nature of the explosion that created it still remain unanswered. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is on the case as it sleuths for...
30-Oct-2023 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI): Nearly 400 years after Galileo first observed the heavens through a telescope, we continue to seek answers to age-old questions about the universe. And while the technology has evolved over the centuries, the inquiry remains essentially the same: What's out there, where did it come from, and what does it mean?

At the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), we're working hard to study and explain the once-unimaginable celestial phenomena now made visible using Hubble's cutting-edge technology. In the course of this exploration we will continue to share with you the grace and beauty of the universe, because the discoveries belong to all of us.



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