Explained: How James Webb Space Telescope will search for the first formed galaxies

🔴 The Webb telescope is said to be the scientific successor to the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes. Webb has a larger primary mirror -- about 2.5 times larger in diameter than Hubble’s mirror.

NASA launches new mission to defend Earth (Video)

A NASA spacecraft is on a mission to test technology that could defend Earth in the future. The spacecraft will deliberately crash into an asteroid to see

The James Webb space telescope: in search of the secrets of the Milky Way

Billions of dollars over budget and years late, the most expensive, complex telescope to be sent into space will launch next month. What will it learn?

Russian Anti-Satellite Weapon Test Makes European Solar Probe's Planetary Flyby More Risky, ESA Says

Even though Russia was not the first country to test anti-satellite weapons, it faced criticism, including from another tester, the US, over the trial. NASA claimed that the test posed a threat to the ISS. Russia however, rejected the...

Weather Wonders: Coldest places on Earth

The places I'm about to transport you to are some of the coldest on this planet. So cold, that your skin would freeze in just a few minutes, the moisture

Scientists used Mars' ambient noise to map the planet's subsurface layers | Engadget

Ambient noise data collected by the InSight lander's seismometer gives us a detailed look at what lies right underneath its surface..

Stargazer in Italy spots NASA's DART asteroid impact probe in night sky after launch

An Italian telescope captured NASA's asteroid-smasher DART shortly after its launch on Tuesday (Nov. 23).

Curious Kids: What is the coldest planet in the solar system?

The heat inside planets is left over from when they were formed.

Webb – The Most Powerful Space Telescope Ever Built – Will Look Back in Time to the Dark Ages of the Universe

Some have called NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope the “telescope that ate astronomy.” It is the most powerful space telescope ever built and a complex piece of mechanical origami that has pushed the limits of human engineering. On December 22, 2021, after years of delays and billions of dollars in

Scientists Discover Jupiter-like Planet Where a Year is Only 16 Hours

Considering its extremely short orbit, researchers predict that the planet may spiral toward its star faster than other hot Jupiters

ESA’s Solar Orbiter Spacecraft Is Skimming Earth for a Gravity Assist – And It’s One of the Riskiest Planetary Flybys Ever

The chance that ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft will encounter space debris during its upcoming Earth flyby is very, very low. However, the risk is not zero and is greater than any other flyby ESA has performed. That there is this risk at all highlights the mess we’ve made of space – and why we need

European spacecraft to perform riskiest manoeuvre around Earth today: Attempt to pass through two debris rings

Europe's Solar Orbiter will perform the riskiest manoeuvre around Earth on Saturday. The flyby is required for the spacecraft to 'drop off' some extra energy.

Astronomers Find Two New Galaxies 'Hiding' Behind Curtain of Dust

The new finding suggests that there were far more galaxies in the early universe than previously thought.

Why Does Elon Musk Want NASA to 'Avenge the Dinosaurs'?

Musk’s reaction came on a tweet by a NASA handle on the launch of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission.

A Machine-Learning Algorithm Just Found 301 Additional Planets in Kepler Data - Universe Today

Using a new type of deep-learning algorithm, a team of NASA scientists have detected 301 more exoplanets in the Kepler archive!

New Russian Docking Module Arrives at International Space Station

The five-ton Prichal docking module arrived at the International Space Station at 10:19 a.m. EST, propelled by a modified Russian Progress propulsion compartment. They docked to the Nauka module on the Earth-facing side of the Russian segment two days after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome i

Image of NASA’s DART spacecraft captured by astronomers as it zips through space: Mission aims to deflect an asteroid

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will evaluate technologies “for preventing a hazardous asteroid from striking Earth.”

Astronomers Find a Planet That Orbits its Star in Just 16 HOURS! - Universe Today

An Ultrahot Jupiter with a 16-hour orbit and a temperature exceeding 3000 Kelvin? Launch the James Webb and give us a better look!

Astronomers Discovered Two Previously Invisible Galaxies 29 Billion Light-Years Away

Thanks to the Atacama Large Milimeter Array in Chile, a team of astronomers discovered two galaxies invisible to the Hubble Space Telescope.

This is what scientists found when they peered deep beneath the surface of Mars

New data from the exploration of Mars has provided more evidence of Mars’ volcanic past. The new study, which was published in Nature Communications, details how scientists used NARA’s InSight Mars Lander to record vibrations in the ground. This allowed them to map roughly 600 feet beneath the surface of the planet. Here they discovered … The post This is what scientists found when they peered deep beneath the surface of Mars appeared first on BGR.

This is what scientists found when they peered deep beneath the surface of Mars

The latest news from Mars exploration has more details about the surface makeup of the planet, including a look beneath the surface.

Europe's Solar Orbiter will fly by Earth tonight. Here's how to spot it in the night sky.

ESA's Solar Orbiter will be too faint to be seen with the naked eye, but simple binoculars might do.

New Russian module docks with International Space Station

A Russian cargo craft carrying a new docking module successfully hooked up with the International Space Station Friday after a two-day space journey.

TRAPPIST-1 solar system that's home to potentially habitable planets was not bombarded by rocks like early Earth

A big space rock would have thrown the Earthlike planets of the Trappist-1 system out of sync, a new study says.

Russian node module docks with ISS - SpaceNews

A node module billed as the final Russian element of the International Space Station docked with the station Nov. 26.

Russian node module docks with ISS - SpaceNews

A node module billed as the final Russian element of the International Space Station docked with the station Nov. 26.

New Russian module docks with International Space Station

A Russian cargo craft carrying a new docking module has successfully hooked up with the International Space Station after a two-day space journey

Russia's Prichal docking module arrives at the International Space Station

The Russian docking station is the second major upgrade from that country in recent months.

Could we really deflect an asteroid heading for Earth? An expert explains NASA's latest DART mission

A NASA spacecraft the size of a golf cart has been directed to smash into an asteroid, with the intention of knocking it slightly off course. The test aims to demonstrate our technological readiness in ...

Russia’s Prichal nodal module docks with orbital outpost

The new module docked in an automatic mode under the control of Flight Control Center specialists on the ground and cosmonauts onboard the ISS

Astronomers discovered a planet where a full year is 16 hours long

Astronomers have discovered a new planet outside our solar system which orbits its star in just 16 hours. The ongoing hunt for planets beyond our solar system has resulted in over 4,000 discoveries of far-off worlds. Some of these new-found planets orbit stars that are thousands of light-years from Earth. The worlds found include Neptune-like … The post Astronomers discovered a planet where a full year is 16 hours long appeared first on BGR.

Astronomers discovered a planet where a full year is 16 hours long

Astronomers have discovered a new planet outside our solar system which orbits its star in just 16 hours. The ongoing hunt for planets beyond our solar system has resulted in over 4,000 discoveries of far-off worlds. Some of these new-found planets orbit stars that are thousands of light-years from Earth. The worlds found include Neptune-like … The post Astronomers discovered a planet where a full year is 16 hours long appeared first on BGR.

Astronomers discovered a planet where a full year is 16 hours long

Astronomers have discovered a new ultra hot planet bigger than Jupiter where a full year is only 16 hours long.

Neptune Retrograde Is Almost Over. This Is What’s Coming Next

Ah, Neptune, the Planet of Illusion, Deception, and Dreams. For the past five months, this planetary body has been in retrograde, which means it's been appearing to move backwards through the sky. Retrograde can be a scary term, but Neptune's backwards dance is more subtle than say, Mercury's, due to it being much farther from the Earth. Even so, we'll notice a definite shift when Neptune retrograde finally comes to an end on December 1.

Watch NASA's asteroid-deflecting DART spacecraft speeding through space

The DART spacecraft will deliberately crash into a 530-foot-wide asteroid called Dimorphos in September 2022 at a speed of almost 15,000 miles per hour.

Two exoplanets orbiting a sun-like star discovered

An international team of astronomers reports the detection of two new exoplanets orbiting an evolved sun-like star known as HD 137496. The newly found extrasolar worlds, identified using NASA's Kepler ...

Another Tatooine-like exoplanet found orbiting a binary star

Astronomers have found a new exoplanet in a fairly weird way — not because of its orbital motion around its host star, as is usually the case, but because of the motion of its host stars around each other. Yes, stars, plural, because it orbits two stars that orbit each other.

Solar Orbiter to perform risky flyby of Earth

ESA selected Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage to build Solar Orbiter in 2012. The probe launched in 2020 and on Saturday runs the risk of colliding with space debris.

NASA’s Mars Insight Lander Uses Wind-Induced Vibrations To Reveal the Red Planet’s Subsurface Layers

Seismic data collected in Elysium Planitia, the second largest volcanic region on Mars, suggest the presence of a shallow sedimentary layer sandwiched between lava flows beneath the planet’s surface. These findings were gained in the framework of NASA’s InSight mission (Interior Exploration using Se

NASA Is Practicing Asteroid Deflection. You Know, Just in Case.

A spacecraft is on its way to nudge a distant asteroid.

Newly Discovered Extreme “Ultrahot Jupiter” Blitzes Around Its Star – One Year Is Just 16 Hours Long

A newly discovered “ultrahot Jupiter” has the shortest orbit of any known gas giant. The hunt for planets beyond our solar system has turned up more than 4,000 far-flung worlds, orbiting stars thousands of light years from Earth. These extrasolar planets are a veritable menagerie, from rocky supe

NASA's James Webb telescope will peer through the haze of other worlds

Powerful instruments aboard the James Webb Space Telescope will help astronomers figure out the at exoplanets

Merging black holes may create bubbles that could swallow the universe | New Scientist

The area between a pair of large black holes on the verge of colliding could provide the conditions to create dangerous bubbles of "true vacuum"

Russian ASAT test adds risk to Solar Orbiter's super close Earth flyby

The flyby will nudge Solar Orbiter closer to the sun.

The TRAPPIST-1 solar system not bombarded by space rocks like early Earth, study suggests

A big space rock would have thrown planets of the Trappist-1 system out of sync.

Astronomers spot "invisible" galaxies at the dawn of the universe

Astronomers have spotted two “invisible” galaxies hiding near the dawn of the universe. The team used radio waves to peer behind a curtain of dust that was obscuring them from view, and the find suggests that there were far more galaxies in the early universe than previously thought.

San Antonio’s SwRI helps knock asteroid off course

NASA said it’s aiming to bump Dimorphos slightly off its orbital path. The space agency...

Could we really deflect an asteroid heading for Earth? An expert explains NASA's latest DART mission

An asteroid that landed in Russia in 2013 injured 1,500 people – and was just 20 metres in diameter. What could we do if a major threat was detected?

Russian node module docks with International Space Station

Russia's Prichal docking module linked up with the International Space Station Friday, adding the final planned piece of the Russian segment of the outpost to provide a new connection for future crew and cargo ships.

NASA spacecraft blasts off on experimental mission to divert asteroid

A small NASA space probe blasted off from California early Wednesday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a first-of-its-kind mission to change the orbit of an asteroid, pioneering a technique that may one day be used to divert an asteroid off of a collision course with Earth.

Russia plans to add another module to the International Space Station this week, and the journey began with a launch from Kazakhstan at 8:06 a.m. EST (1306 GMT) Wednesday on a Soyuz rocket. Russia's Prichal node module departed the Baikonur Cosmodrome on a two-day chase of the space station.

Photos: Falcon 9 rocket stands on Vandenberg launch pad with NASA asteroid probe

These photos show SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket standing on Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg Space Force Base, hours before liftoff with NASA's DART mission, an experiment to test how a spacecraft might deflect a hazardous asteroid away from Earth.

A first-of-its-kind asteroid deflection experiment lifted off overnight from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. SpaceX launched NASA's DART mission on a Falcon 9 rocket at 1:21 a.m. EST Wednesday (0621 GMT; 10:21 p.m. PST Tuesday) on a 10-month mission to collide with a near-Earth asteroid, proving a technique that could protect Earth from a future threat from space.

Falcon 9 launch timeline with DART

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff from Vandenberg Space Force Base, heading southeast over the Pacific Ocean with NASA's DART asteroid deflection experiment. It will take 55 minutes to deploy the DART spacecraft on an Earth escape trajectory.

Webb telescope launch delayed to investigate clean room incident

NASA said Monday the launch of the $9.7 billion James Webb Space Telescope will be delayed at least four days until no earlier than Dec. 22 out of "sheer caution" to ensure the observatory suffered no damage from vibrations during a processing incident at its launch site in French Guiana.

SpaceX ready for first launch with NASA interplanetary mission

A small spacecraft set to launch on a collision course with an asteroid has been encapsulated inside the payload fairing of its Falcon 9 rocket for blastoff from California this week, a mission that will mark SpaceX's first launch with a NASA solar system science probe.

Astra launched its first rocket into orbit from Alaska early Saturday after falling short on three previous tries, an achievement company officials said will unlock "tremendous demand" for its small satellite launch service. The company's next mission will carry six small CubeSat payloads into orbit for NASA, and could take off before the end of the year.

Blue Origin transferred a full-size mock-up of its reusable New Glenn booster through Kennedy Space Center on Nov. 11 from the company's factory to its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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Take to the skies with these beginner rocket kits, now up to 20% off for Cyber Monday.

Amazon’s Baby Yoda Echo Dot Smart Speaker is 32% off for Cyber Monday!

Amazon's 4th generation Echo Dot Smart Speaker got a "Star Wars" style upgrade with a new Amazon-exclusive stand that looks like Grogu (or "Baby Yoda) from "The Mandalorian."

Explore the solar system with this STEM kit for 65% off this Cyber Monday!

Explore the solar system with the Playz Solar System for Kids Exploration kit, now on sale for Cyber Monday!

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Blisslights Sky Lite 2.0 is on sale for $22 off so your house can transform into a cosmic wonderland.

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Best telescopes for kids 2021: Top picks for seeing the moon, stars, planets & more

These are the best telescopes for kids who are just starting to express an interest in astronomy.

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There are several discounts on Celestron telescopes at Walmart, get them before they're gone!

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Cyber Monday deals are ongoing for these advent calendars as you get in the festive spirit for Christmas.

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We’re collating all the best Cyber Monday drone deals for 2021, highlighting top discounts on DJI drones alongside other popular brands.

Celestron telescope & binocular deals: Cyber Monday discounts & what's in stock

Hunting for a discount on a Celestron telescope or binocular? Here's what's in stock this Cyber Monday.

Walmart's Lego City space deals are blasting off, with 20% off this Cyber Monday

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Cyber Monday Lego deals: Space, Star Wars, Marvel, and DC Lego deals

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Cyber Monday deals for Space fans: Star Wars, NASA, Lego gifts and more

The Cyber Monday Space deals are arriving and there are some amazing deals on telescopes, toys, and more.

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It's almost Cyber Monday and if you're hunting for a Cyber Monday Sky-Watcher telescope deal, here's what's in stock.

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Telescopes on Amazon: Best Cyber Monday deals & discounts

There are heaps of telescopes on Amazon, many of which are discounted as part of the Cyber Monday sales.

Best telescopes for beginners 2021: Top budget-friendly picks for viewing the planets, galaxies and more

Looking for the best beginners telescope but unsure where to start? Space.com has made the search easier with our top pick of great reflectors, refractors and computerized telescopes.

Best telescopes 2021: Top picks for viewing planets, galaxies, stars and more

Our selection of the best telescopes will suit all budgets and needs — whether you're observing planets, stars, the moon or anything else in the night sky.

Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars Tank is 20% off in this deal

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Early Cyber Monday Star Wars deal saves $33 on lightsabers today

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