The James Webb Space Telescope spotted an intriguing carbon molecule in a planet-forming disk

The James Webb Space Telescope spotted an intriguing carbon molecule in a planet-forming disk

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has detected a carbon molecule thought to be a cornerstone of interstellar chemistry in a planet-forming disk of gas and dust around a young star, a recent study reports. JWST found the carbon compound methyl cation (CH3+) in a protoplanetary disk system called d203-506, which is about 1,350 light-years … Read more

European space telescope aims to solve the mystery of the ‘dark universe’

Annotated depiction of the Euclid satellite from two angles, the cold side and the hot side.  It also details the part of the night sky it will scan

Receive free updates on Space exploration We will send you a myFT Daily Digest email rounding up the latest Space exploration news every morning. The European Space Agency is set to launch a €1.4bn space telescope to map the billions of galaxies across the cosmos, providing vital clues for scientists trying to unravel the mystery … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope sees first starlight from ancient quasars in groundbreaking discovery

James Webb Space Telescope sees first starlight from ancient quasars in groundbreaking discovery

The stars can no longer hide behind the light from feeding the massive black hole in the infant universe. With the help of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), astronomers have detected starlight from two early galaxies that host supermassive black holes, or quasars, for the first time. The findings could help scientists better understand … Read more

Compact electric thruster cleared for space firing

Sitael HT100 Hall Effect Thruster firing

Enabling and Support 27/06/2023 888 views 30 like An innovative compact electric propulsion system recently completed its extended qualification firing test campaign in space-representative vacuum and temperature conditions, leaving it ready for deployment aboard the ESA-supported μHETSat technology demonstration microsatellite mission, scheduled launch at the end of this year. µHOT Developed by Sitael in Italy, … Read more

Scientists have solved a great mystery at the dawn of time itself

Scientists have solved a great mystery at the dawn of time itself

Many of us would never have thought of the fact that scientists could actually look back in time. The power of telescopes allows us to study phenomena that occurred billions of years ago, and even glimpse the dawn of creation itself. Now, astrophysicists have solved a great mystery at the heart of the birth of … Read more