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Star formation

Webb finds an abundance of carbon molecules surrounding a star

The results reveal the largest number of carbon-containing molecules seen to date in such a disk.

The first high-resolution map of a massive explosion

A gas outflow so large that it would take 20,000 years for light to travel from one side to the other.

Astronomers observed oldest ‘dead’ galaxy yet

A galaxy that suddenly stopped forming new stars.

A black hole giving ‘fierce feedback’

Black holes are like temperamental toddlers.

Astronomers revealed mysterious star formation by hearts of molecular clouds

Data from the world's largest radio telescopes holds clues.

Astronomers detected three iron rings in a planet-forming disk

A three-ringed structure in the nursery of planets.

A high-resolution map of the Milky Way in 3D

The produced 3D map will be highly useful for a wide range of applications.

A star in our Galaxy’s center born outside of the galaxy

10 billion year, 50,000 light-year journey to black hole.

Webb’s study shows rocky planets form in harsh conditions

These are the first results from the eXtreme UV Environments (XUE) James Webb Space Telescope programme.

Dwarf galaxies use 10-million-year delay in blowing out the gas

Star-forming regions are able to hang on to their gas and dust.

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