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Stephan’s Quintet from Webb, Hubble, and Subaru

OK, but why can't you combine images from Webb and Hubble? You can, and today's featured image shows one impressive result. Although the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) has a larger mirror than Hubble, it specializes in infrared light and can't see blue -- only up to about... Continue Reading →

Geology from 50 Light-Years: Webb Gets Ready to Study Rocky Worlds

Imagine if Earth were much, much closer to the Sun. So close that an entire year lasts only a few hours. So close that gravity has locked one hemisphere in permanent searing daylight and the other in endless darkness. So... Continue Reading →

With Webb’s Mid-Booms Extended, Sunshield Takes Shape

With the successful extension of Webb’s second sunshield mid-boom, the observatory has passed another critical deployment milestone. Webb’s sunshield now resembles its full, kite-shaped form in space. https://videopress.com/v/iAo2eYfg?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&autoPlay=true&preloadContent=metadata Engineers began to deploy the second (starboard) mid-boom at 6:31 p.m. EST... Continue Reading →

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