The Astrophysical Journal Letters

Webb discovered disappearing neon around newborn star

Webb follows neon signs toward new thinking on planet formation.

Webb made a breakthrough discovery in revealing how planets form

NASA’s Webb findings support long-proposed process of planet formation.

Webb discovered the second-most distant galaxy

Follow-up observations in Pandora’s cluster confirmed the second- and fourth-most distant galaxies ever seen.

A new perspective on the strong magnetic fields of a supermassive black hole

The results describe for the first time how light from the edge of the supermassive black hole M87* spirals.

NASA’s telescopes seen the most distant black hole yet

A record-breaking black hole.

Bursts of star formation explain mysterious brightness at cosmic dawn

Intense flashes of light, not mass, resolve the puzzle of impossible brightness.

Methane, Carbon Dioxide in K2-18 b’s Atmosphere: A Discovery by JWST

A new investigation by an international team of astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope into K2-18 b, an exoplanet 8.6...

Astronomers discovered a rare system containing two long-period planets

The frosty gas giant was discovered in a system that also hosts a warm Jupiter.

First-time evidence of the presence of an accretion disk within the active galactic nucleus

Accretion disks: How big are they really?

A giant black hole tore apart a massive star

Astronomers have made a thorough forensic study of a star when it ventured too close to a giant black hole.

Astronomers discovered forming Quadruple-star system

More intimate, more complex.

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