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Physicist trolls James Webb Space Telescope fans with a photo of a chorizo sausage | Engadget

With its captivating images of far-flung galaxies, it’s safe to say the has captured the imagination of the world over. It was also recently the subject of a not-so-charming prank. On July 31st, Étienne Klein, the director of France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, shared an image he claimed the JWST captured of Proxima […]

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The James Webb Space Telescope Has Its First Image of The Most Distant Known Star

A little under 13 billion years ago, a large blue star lit up the early cosmos. Across countless light years of expanding space that light has shone, reduced to shadow wherever it met dust and rock.   What little remained of those ancient photons was pulled out of shape by the growth of space itself, […]

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James Webb Space Telescope captures stunning photo of most distant star in known universe

Nasa’s ‘James Webb Space Telescope’ launches into orbit Earendel, named after a half-elven character in JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, although spelt slightly differently, is double the distance of Icarus, the second furthest away at 14.4 billion light years. The newly discovered constellation is between 50 and 100 times more massive than the Sun, and probably […]

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Daily deals July 27: $130 off Apple Watch Series 6, Apple TV 4K for $130, 26% off iPhone telescope attachment, more | AppleInsider

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Wednesday’s best deals include an Anker Nebula mini projector discounted $70, 25% off the Anker 40W dual port USB-C charger, $33 off a 32-inch curved gaming […]

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USPS will start selling James Webb Space Telescope stamps on August 8th | Engadget

Want to show your fondness for the James Webb Space Telescope in physical form? The US Postal Service might have what you’re looking for. The mail agency is launching a JWST stamp that will be available to pre-order starting August 28th in sheets of 20. It’s ultimately a digital depiction of the telescope against a […]

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This Stunning Image Shows a Star Like You Have Never Seen One Before

It looks a bit like neon artwork from the ’80s. But what the image above really shows is much, much cooler. It’s a star, and the first light image captured by the newest instrument on the Gemini South telescope, the Gemini High-resolution Optical SpecTrograph, or GHOST. What it shows is the entire optical spectrum of […]

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The James Webb Space Telescope May Have Already Found The Oldest Galaxy Ever Seen

Just a week after its first images were shown to the world, the James Webb Space Telescope may have found a galaxy that existed 13.5 billion years ago, a scientist who analyzed the data said Wednesday.   Known as GLASS-z13, the galaxy dates back to 300 million years after the Big Bang, about 100 million […]

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The James Webb Space Telescope Is Like a Cosmic Time Machine. Here’s Why

It has been an exciting week with the release of breathtaking photos of our Universe by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Images such as the one below give us a chance to see faint distant galaxies as they were more than 13 billion years ago.   It’s the perfect time to step back and […]

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The James Webb Space Telescope is capturing the universe on a 68GB SSD | Engadget

With the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) now powered up and snapping some spectacular images, you may wonder exactly how it’s storing them. Surprisingly enough, it carries a relatively tiny 68GB SSD, according to IEEE Spectrum — enough to handle a day’s worth of JWST images, but not a lot more. While that might sound […]

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B.C. scientists who worked on James Webb telescope thrilled by first images and project’s potential | CBC News

Astronomer Dr. Chris Willott was with his colleagues in Halifax on Monday when they gathered around a TV to watch U.S. President Joe Biden unveil the first image generated by the James Webb Space Telescope.  Willott’s elation at seeing that image — which showed a cluster of hundreds of galaxies in deep space — was a culmination of […]