NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope observed the exoplanet WASP-80 b as it passed in front of and behind its host star, revealing spectra indicative of an atmosphere containing methane gas and water vapor.
The heat of its host star is evaporating the atmosphere from a “hot Jupiter” exoplanet, creating some of the longest gas tails ever observed around a planet
Astronomers used the Webb Telescope to make a temperature map of the “hot Jupiter” exoplanet WASP-18b, revealing dramatic temperature gradients in its atmosphere
‘Whispers from Other Worlds,’ a public lecture and discussion at the Rio Theater, features NASA’s Thomas Zurbuchen and science journalist Nadia Drake.
UCSC scientists collected environmental DNA samples in South Africa as part of the BioSCape project.
Spectroscopic observations with JWST confirm four early galaxies dating back to less than 400 million years after the Big Bang, three of which are the most distant confirmed to date
A ‘mystery molecule’ seen in the initial spectrum has been identified as sulfur dioxide produced by photochemical reactions in the planet’s atmosphere
The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest and most powerful telescope humans have sent to space and, Batalha asserts, it is ushering in a new era of exoplanet science
Initial findings from JWST Early Release Science programs include the discovery of two exceptionally bright galaxies in the early universe
A “grazing encounter” may have smashed the moon to bits to form Saturn’s rings, a new study suggests.
UCSC astronomers led the analysis of the first exoplanet images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope.
Observations of a newly-dormant galaxy indicate that it stopped forming stars not because it used up all of its gas but because most of its star-forming fuel was thrown out of the system as it merged with another galaxy.