STScI: NASA's James Webb Space Telescope General Observer Scientific Programs Selected

STScI: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope General Observer Scientific Programs Selected

Mission officials for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope have announced the selection of the General Observer programs for the telescope’s first year of science, known as Cycle 1 ...
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NOIRLab: MAROON-X Embarks on its Exoplanet Quest

NOIRLab: MAROON-X Embarks on its Exoplanet Quest

Astronomers using the recently installed instrument MAROON-X on Gemini North have determined the mass of a transiting exoplanet orbiting the nearby star Gliese 486 ...
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STScI: Comet Makes a Pit Stop Near Jupiter's Asteroids

STScI: Comet Makes a Pit Stop Near Jupiter’s Asteroids

After traveling several billion miles toward the Sun, a wayward young comet-like object orbiting among the giant planets has found a temporary parking place along the way ...
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NOIRLab: Astronomers Confirm Solar System’s Most Distant Known Object Is Indeed Farfarout

NOIRLab: Astronomers Confirm Solar System’s Most Distant Known Object Is Indeed Farfarout

With the help of the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab, and other ground-based telescopes, astronomers have confirmed that a faint object discovered in 2018 and nicknamed “Farfarout” is indeed the most distant ...
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NOIRLab: The Spiral of the Southern Pinwheel

NOIRLab: The Spiral of the Southern Pinwheel

The Dark Energy Camera (DECam), which was originally designed for the Dark Energy Survey, has captured one of the deepest images ever taken of Messier 83, a spiral galaxy playfully known as the Southern Pinwheel ...
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STScI: Researchers Rewind the Clock to Calculate Age and Site of Supernova Blast

STScI: Researchers Rewind the Clock to Calculate Age and Site of Supernova Blast

Astronomers are winding back the clock on the expanding remains of a nearby, exploded star. By using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, they retraced the speedy shrapnel from the blast to calculate a more accurate estimate ...
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