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Saturn’s Ring Spokes: A Hubble Telescope Image

This is a photo of Saturn captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope on October 22, 2023. The planet was about 1365 million kilometers...

Its Holiday season: Hubble captured a sparkling festive snow globe

To celebrate the holiday season, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the galaxy known as UGC 8091, which resembles a sparkling festive snow...

Webb Telescope captures Uranus’ spectacular rings and its moons

The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope recently trained its sights on unusual and enigmatic Uranus, an ice giant that spins on its side. Webb...

New record holder: Webb identifies tiniest free-floating brown dwarf

Brown dwarfs are sometimes called failed stars, since they form like stars through gravitational collapse, but never gain enough mass to ignite nuclear fusion....

Webb’s new high-definition look at exploded star: Cas A

Like a shiny, round ornament ready to be placed in the perfect spot on the holiday tree, supernova remnant Cassiopeia A (Cas A) gleams...

ESA’s Cheops mission unlocked a rare star system with six exoplanets

The discovery is particularly valuable.

Carbon Source on Europa: Implications for Life?

Jupiter’s moon Europa is one of a handful of worlds in our Solar System that could potentially harbour conditions suitable for life. Previous research...

Solar Orbiter found tiny jets could be the source of solar wind

Each jet lasts between 20 and 100 seconds, and expels plasma at around 100 km/s.

Astronomers observed a large dark spot in Neptune’s atmosphere

Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have observed a large dark spot in Neptune’s atmosphere, with an unexpectedly smaller bright spot adjacent to...

This solar power station could provide clean energy for lunar operations

The butterfly-inspired Greater Earth Lunar Power Station could beam power to lunar bases.

Astronomers have found an exoplanet that can match Venus’ shininess

Cheops shows scorching exoplanet acts like a mirror.

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