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James Webb Telescope Finds Second Most Distant Galaxy

For the first time, in the distant Pandora's Cluster, scientists detected the second and fourth most distant galaxies using NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). A team led by Penn State researchers used new data to determine the distance...

City-Size Comet Racing Toward Earth

A city-size comet is racing toward Earth and will reach the closest point on April 21, 2024. The comet which goes by the name 12P/Pons-Brooks, and it is a special kind of comet known as a cryovolcanic comet or cold...

Two-Faced Star With Helium and Hydrogen Baffles Astronomers

In a recent astronomical revelation, scientists have come across a rather peculiar two-faced star that has left them utterly perplexed. This star, known as a white dwarf, displays an extraordinary feature – it seems to have two distinct faces. On...

Saturn’s Moon Blasting Water Hundreds of Miles into Space

Saturn's moon Enceladus has caught the attention of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) by releasing a massive cloud of water vapor. This plume is larger than any previously observed on the moon and may contain the necessary chemicals...

Planets without Stars Might Have Moons Suitable for Life

New research suggests that there may be places in the universe that could sustain life for billions of years. Astrophysicist Giulia Roccetti and her team reported at the PLANET-ESLAB 2023 Symposium that some moons orbiting rogue planets could remain warm...

Astronomers Discover Metal-Rich Galaxies in Early Universe

Cornell University astronomers have made an incredible discovery in the first image captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST): a blob of light near the edge of SPT0418-47, one of the brightest star-forming galaxies from the early universe. Gravitational...

James Webb Space Telescope Finds Galaxies that Shouldn’t Exist

Astronomers are scratching their heads as deep field images obtained by the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb or JWST) have revealed a perplexing discovery. According to a study published in the prestigious journal 'Nature' on February 22, 2023, galaxies with...

Jupiter Has 12 Additional Moons, Scientists Discover

Jupiter rules the solar system with its impressive mass, size, and now its colossal family — boasting 92 moons. Scientists recently discovered another 12 of these celestial bodies (moons), giving this gaseous giant a total number of moons more than...

Astronomers Find an Exoplanet Potentially Habitable for Humans

Scientists have made an exciting discovery of a new Earth-like planet named Wolf 1069 b. This planet is 31.2 light years away from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. It orbits around a red dwarf star approximately one-fifth the size...

Radio Signal From the Most Distant Galaxy Captured by Astronomers

A radio signal has been picked up by astronomers from the most distant galaxy known to mankind with a unique wavelength known as the "21-centimeter line" or the "hydrogen line," emitted by neutral hydrogen atoms. The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope...