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The lonely work of picking the universe’s best astronomy pictures

July 16, 2022 9:19:13 am

NASA wanted to start pushing out the first images within six weeks of the Webb Space telescope coming online. And while staring into the abyss of the cosmic sublime for weeks on end would have its perks, the cone of silence around the project could also prove lonely.

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope gives closer look at Jupiter’s rings

July 15, 2022 5:56:52 pm

NASA has released images of Jupiter, its moons and asteroids taken from the James Webb Space Telescope.

Researchers create octopus-inspired glove to grip objects underwater

July 14, 2022 7:33:35 pm

A research team developed a glove that can automatically sense and grip objects under water like the tentacles of an octopus.

SpaceX Starship booster ‘probably’ returning to pad after explosion – Elon Musk

July 14, 2022 1:18:26 pm

SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk said that the Starship rocket booster SpaceX plans to use for an inaugural flight to orbit will "probably" return to its launch mount in Texas next week following a testing explosion on Monday.

2022’s biggest supermoon on July 13; here is what you need to know

July 14, 2022 6:48:19 pm

The night sky on July 13 will be dominated by the supermoon. But what does that mean and how does it happen?

5 important things to see in NASA’s James Webb Telescope images

July 15, 2022 9:10:02 am

These are 5 important things that you need to know about the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope released by NASA.

Largest, brightest ‘Supermoon’ to light night sky tonight: Check timings, other details

July 14, 2022 1:27:45 pm

The phenomenon, which occurs when the moon is full and as well as closest to the surface of the earth, will be witnessed at 12:08 am, according to the US space agency NASA.

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NASA’s new telescope shows star death, dancing galaxies

July 14, 2022 1:26:00 pm

NASA on Tuesday unveiled a new batch of images from its new powerful space telescope, including a foamy blue and orange shot of a dying star.

NASA’s Perseverance Rover scouting landing zones for spacecraft to return samples to Earth

July 14, 2022 1:26:17 pm

The Mars Sample Return program is a planned mission that seeks to take the samples collected by the Perseverance rover and return them to Earth.

NASA Webb Space telescope Highlights: Cosmic cliffs and the blistering birthplace of stars

July 17, 2022 3:52:56 pm

NASA James Webb space Telescope First Image of Universe highlights: NASA has revealed some stunning images of the universe taken from its James Webb Space Telescope.

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NASA’s first image of Galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 from James Webb Space Telescope: 5 points to note

July 14, 2022 1:26:57 pm

Webb space telescope First Image of Universe: NASA has shared the “deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date," taken from the James Webb Space telescope. Here are five points to note, and what else is expected later tonight.

He fixed NASA’s giant space telescope, reluctantly

July 12, 2022 9:01:00 am

Gregory Robinson was asked to take over as program director of Webb Space Telescope in 2018 at a time when the project appeared to be going off the rails once again.

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Biden and NASA share first image of universe taken from James Webb space telescope

July 12, 2022 7:35:24 pm

The image, taken by the James Webb Space Telescope — the largest space telescope ever built — showed a distant patch of sky in which fledgling galaxies were burning their way into visibility just 600 million years after the Big Bang

New dinosaur helps scientists understand why meat-eating dinosaurs had short arms

July 11, 2022 2:22:51 pm

The discovery of Meraxes gigas helped scientists understand more about large mega-predatory dinosaurs like the T.rex, especially about why they evolved to have really small forelimbs.

Here are the James Webb Space Telescope’s first targets

July 12, 2022 9:04:13 am

Here is the list of celestial objects that will be the first targets of the James Webb Space Telescope as NASA gears up to launch the first images from it on July 12.

Hubble captures a galactic gem: Image of a beautiful galaxy merger

July 11, 2022 11:02:45 am

The Hubble Space Telescope captured a beautiful image of a galaxy merger that was first observed by the Galaxy Zoo citizen science project.

Goose bumps build for the Webb’s 1st snapshots of the universe

July 12, 2022 7:35:08 pm

NASA will show off the first pictures and data from the new James Webb Space Telescope on July 12.

NASA to showcase Webb space telescope’s first full-color images

July 11, 2022 4:37:34 pm

The highly anticipated unveiling this week of pictures and spectroscopic data from the James Webb Space Telescope follows a six-month process of remotely unfurling various components, aligning its mirrors and calibrating instruments.

Inspired by honeybees, scientists teach robots to communicate with ‘waggle dance’

July 11, 2022 9:00:58 am

An international team of researchers took inspiration from honeybees to teach robots to understand human gestures and relay them on with their own "waggle dance."

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Space news weekly recap: Swimming robots in space, China maps Mars and much more

July 11, 2022 9:01:19 am

From China's Tianwen-1 orbiter mapping the whole surface of Mars to swimming robots designed to look for extra terrestrial life, here is the most exciting space news from last week.

Huge underground search for mysterious dark matter begins

July 11, 2022 9:01:35 am

Scientists are searching for dark matter using a titanium tank filled with a rare liquified gas placed in a former gold mile that is over a kilometre underground.

International Space Station gets new waste disposal technology

July 11, 2022 9:02:11 am

Usually, International Space Station astronauts collect trash and store it on the space station for months waiting for the Cygnus cargo vehicle to arrive at the station.

Ancient jawbone could give glimpse of Europe’s earliest humans

July 11, 2022 9:02:31 am

The surprise find, which could be about 1.4 million years old, could also give vital clues to the evolution of the human face over the millennia.

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NASA reveals asteroid Bennu has a surface like a ‘plastic ball pit’

July 9, 2022 9:20:46 am

Scientists have revealed that the surface of asteroid Bennu is made up of loosely bound together particles of rock and dust.

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Study shows high diversification rate in plants does not necessarily translate into species richness

July 15, 2022 3:25:32 pm

In this week's science column, we look at whether species richness is determined by environment via diversification rate in plants and what researchers found.