Hubble captures light-bending galaxy cluster eMACS J1823.1+7822

A vast galaxy cluster lurks in the center of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Like a submerged sea monster causing waves on the surface, this cosmic leviathan can be identified by the distortions in spacetime ...

How NASA's Roman Space Telescope will rewind the universe

A new simulation shows how NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will turn back the cosmic clock, unveiling the evolving universe in ways that have never been possible before when it launches by May 2027. With its ability ...

How could we detect atom-sized primordial black holes?

One of the most intriguing predictions of Einstein's general theory of relativity is the existence of black holes: astronomical objects with gravitational fields so strong that not even light can escape them.

Serpent in the sky captured with ESO telescope

A myriad of stars is revealed behind the faint orange glow of the Sh2-54 nebula in this new infrared image. Located in the constellation Serpens, this stunning stellar nursery has been captured in all its intricate detail ...

The messy death of a star, as observed by Webb (Update)

Around 2,500 years ago, a star ejected most of its gas, forming the beautiful Southern Ring Nebula, NGC 3132, chosen as one of the first five image packages from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Subaru Telescope can now analyze 2,400 galaxies simultaneously

First light is an exciting time for astronomers and engineers who help bring new telescopes up to speed. One of the most recent and significant first light milestones recently occurred at the Subaru Telescope in Hawai'i. ...

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