NASA’s Webb Sheds Light on Galaxy Evolution, Black Holes

In an enormous new image, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reveals never-before-seen details of galaxy group “Stephan’s Quintet” The close proximity of Stephan’s Quintet gives astronomers a ringside seat to galactic mergers, interactions Webb’s new image shows in rare detail how interacting galaxies trigger star formation in each other and…

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Hubble Spots a Merging Galactic Gem

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observation has captured the galaxy CGCG 396-2, an unusual multi-armed galaxy merger which lies around 520 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Orion. This observation is a gem from the Galaxy Zoo project, a citizen science project involving hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around…

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First Images From NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Coming Soon

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), will release its first full-color images and spectroscopic data on July 12, 2022. As the largest and most complex observatory ever launched into space, Webb has been going through a six-month period…

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Quasars, Mysteries of the Universe

What are Quasars? Let’s take a look at the Universe Since the creation of physics and mathematics, human beings have always sought ways to understand everything unknown to them, especially when it comes to studying the universe and everything that is part of it. With the help of physics and…

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Black Holes: Mysteries of the Universe

Human beings have always had a great affinity for space, and have always had a desire to learn and understand the complexity of the universe. Trying to understand everything unknown to us has driven us to commit the most incredible acts ever performed by human beings. From the first trip…

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A Special Stellar Nursery

This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, depicts a special class of star-forming nursery known as Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules, or frEGGs for short. This object is formally known as J025157.5+600606. When a massive new star starts to shine while still within the cool molecular gas cloud from which it formed,…

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Hubble Views a Galaxy on the ‘Dark Side’

Resting on the tail of the Great Bear in the constellation of Ursa Major lies NGC 5585, a spiral galaxy that is more than it appears. The many stars and clouds of dust and gas that make up NGC 5585, shown here in this Hubble image, contribute only a small fraction of the…

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A Transit of Mercury Happens Nov. 11

The sky will put on a show Nov. 11 when Mercury journeys across the Sun. The event, known as a transit, occurs when Mercury passes directly between Earth and the Sun. From our perspective on Earth, Mercury will look like a tiny black dot gliding across the Sun’s face. This only…

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