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Webb telescope spies a celestial sparkler among the universe’s earliest galaxies

The very first image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope is revealing some of the oldest stars and galaxies in the universe, including one that looks like a sparkler, according to new research. Webb’s first stunning view was released by President Joe Biden on July 11 and it is “the deepest and sharpest infrared …

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Webb and Hubble Space Telescopes Capture Detailed Views of DART Asteroid Impact

These images, Hubble on left and Webb on the right, show observations of the Didymos-Dimorphos system several hours after NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) intentionally impacted the moonlet asteroid. It was the world’s first test of the kinetic impact technique using a spacecraft to deflect an asteroid by modifying its orbit. Both Webb and …

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NASA, SpaceX to study feasibility of boosting beleaguered Hubble Space Telescope into higher orbit

NASA and SpaceX last week agreed to an unfunded study to investigate the feasibility of boosting the Hubble Space Telescope, which is at risk of falling out of orbit in the next decade, into a higher orbit. SpaceX approached NASA earlier this year about potentially using one of its Dragon spacecrafts to move the telescope …

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