The amazing image of the Webb telescope shows things that scientists cannot explain

Ancient galaxies imaged by the James Webb Space Telescope's MIRI Deep Imaging Survey.

The James Webb Space Telescope allowed astronomers to see things they couldn’t explain. At least, not yet. In new research(opens in new tab) from Webb — the most powerful space observatory ever built — astronomers spent 50 hours peering into the deepest cosmos, and saw some of the first galaxies form, more than 13 billion … Read more

Europe’s ‘dark explorer’ telescope set to launch – BBC News

Europe's 'dark explorer' telescope set to launch - BBC News

By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent photo caption, The €1.4bn (£1.2bn) Euclid telescope took exactly 10 years to build 6 hours ago A European space telescope is about to launch from Florida in a quest to solve one of the biggest questions in science: what is the Universe made of? The Euclid mission will create … Read more

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