“The galaxy clusters we examined are so massive that they bend light rays passing through their centre, as predicted by Einstein in 1915. And this in turn produces a kind of magnifying glass effect: the images of background galaxies are magnified.” Adélaïde Claeyssens, Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University
Revealing The Atmosphere Of An Exoplanet
“It is incredibly exciting to know that everything is going to be rewritten. That is one of the best parts of being a scientist.” Laura Flagg, Cornell University
Revealed: The Oldest Star Clusters
The researchers studied the Sparkler galaxy located in Webb’s First Deep Field and used JWST to determine that five of the sparkling objects around it are globular clusters. Image credit: Canadian Space Agency with images from NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI; Mowla, Iyer et al. 2022.
Capturing New Worlds
For the first time, astronomers have used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to take a direct image of a planet outside our solar system.
Countdown to NASA’s James Webb Telescope Images
Tomorrow, 12th July 2022, the first science-quality images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will be released. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is a partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency).
July 12th Date For James Webb Space Telescope Images
Released one by one, these first images from the world’s largest and most powerful space telescope will demonstrate Webb at its full power as it begins its mission to unfold the infrared universe.
The Sky Above You – June 2022
Before dawn will be the best time to see the Tau Herculid shower from Comet Schwassman-Wachman 3, on the night of May 31st – June 1st, although in Scotland, especially in the far north, the sky will probably be too bright to see many.
The Sky Above You – April 2022
“Venus is brilliant in the morning sky through the month.”
The Sky Above You – February 2022
“The Moon will be New on February 1st, and Full on February 16th, near Regulus in Leo that night.”