Astrophysics

James Webb Space Telescope ready for a Christmas launch.

Christmas Launch Now for the James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope is made ready for a Christmas Dayt launch. (ESA) Baltimore, MD-(ENEWSPF)- Weather is nudging the James Webb Space Telescope from December 24 to a Christmas Day launch. NASA and Arianespace successfully completed the Launch Readiness Review for the James Webb Space Telescope on Dec. 21. The[Read More…]

This illustration depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone. Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle

How Many Habitable Planets Are Out There?

This illustration depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone. Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle Mountain View, CA-(ENEWSPF)- Thanks to new research using data from the Kepler space telescope, it’s estimated that there could be as many as 300 million potentially habitable planets[Read More…]

Jupiter-Saturn conjunction

Christmas Week: Worlds Will Align for Spectacular Heavenly Sight

A view showing how the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction will appear in a telescope pointed toward the western horizon at 6 p.m. CST, Dec. 21, 2020. The image is adapted from graphics by open-source planetarium software Stellarium. (This work, “jupsat1,” is adapted from Stellarium by Patrick Hartigan, used under GPL-2.0, and provided[Read More…]

Oxygen Line Opens New Perspective on the Far Universe

The discovery was made using the SEPIA instrument on the APEX telescope in Chile. On this archive photo the instrument is being hoisted inwards. The instrument was partly developed in the Netherlands by the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA). (c) ESO / Onsala Space Observatory / A. Ermakov The[Read More…]

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