Tag: James Webb Space Telescope

CubeSats with Laser will provide Steady Reference Light for Next-generation Telescopes

CubeSats with Laser will provide Steady Reference Light for Next-generation Telescopes

Laser guide stars can help segmented space telescopes to explore the distant exoplanetary systems. The idea of finding a habitat for humanity, other than the Earth, has grown rapidly in recent years. Astronomers have found thousands (about 4,000) of confirmed exoplanets in different parts of the universe. In addition to that, there is an abundance…

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Researchers have Measured all the Starlight in the Observable Universe

Researchers have Measured all the Starlight in the Observable Universe

4×1084 photons of light have been emitted by stars into space since the Big Bang. Our universe has been creating stars for billions of years. According to an estimate, there are around trillion-trillion stars in 2 trillion galaxies of our universe. Despite all the technological advancement, astrophysicists haven’t been able to trace much about star…

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Hubble Uncovers a Lot of New Globular Star Clusters

Hubble Uncovers a Lot of New Globular Star Clusters

Scientists may have moved a step closer towards finding the origin of galaxies. Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a huge cluster of stars about 300 million light-years away. The number of these star clusters reach a total of a whopping 22,426. Globular star clusters are more common than full-scale galaxies which makes…

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Scientists Reveal Updated Climate Models for the Planets around TRAPPIST-1

Scientists Reveal Updated Climate Models for the Planets around TRAPPIST-1

Researchers propose that TRAPPIST-1e resembles Earth the most and it has an Oxygen-rich atmosphere to go with it. TRAPPIST-1 is a small, cool dwarf star located 39 light years or 235 trillion miles from our Sun. It is orbited by seven terrestrial (Earth-like) planets. These planets are temperate, which means the conditions there allow water…

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TESS has Already Found Two Candidate Planets

TESS has Already Found Two Candidate Planets

The planet-hunting space telescope of NASA is off to a great start. Discovering new planets has always been an interesting prospect of many. The very thought of it is exciting and makes one curious. That’s the reason why a lot of space agencies are trying their best to locate a habitable exoplanet. The Transiting Exoplanet…

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The First Discovery of TESS Mission is here and it is Simply Amazing

The First Discovery of TESS Mission is here and it is Simply Amazing

TESS, the new planet-hunter of NASA, sends its first image to the Earth. The Explorer Program of NASA wanted to extend the good work of Kepler Mission and for this reason, they designed the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). It is expected to trace around 20,000 exoplanets in comparison to 3,800 exoplanets that were found…

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Wolf 503b is too Close to its Star

Wolf 503b is too Close to its Star

Scientists found an exoplanet twice as big as Earth in the Virgo Constellation which orbits incredibly close to its host star. The desire to find the habitable celestial body anywhere else (other than the Earth) in the universe has urged astronomers to go beyond their limits. The emergence of advanced telescopes like the Hubble and…

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Hubble Space Telescope Covers 15,000 Galaxies in a Single Shot

Hubble Space Telescope Covers 15,000 Galaxies in a Single Shot

Two recently-launched images, taken as part of the Hubble Deep UV Legacy Survey, might change your entire perception of the universe. Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is one of the largest and most versatile telescopes that has ever hit the space. It was named after Edwin Hubble, an American Astronomer who was one of the pioneers…

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Two New Solar Systems discovered to have a planet like ours

Two New Solar Systems discovered to have a planet like ours

Kepler Space Telescope found two solar systems which have planets quite similar to Earth. The prospect of finding planetary systems similar to our Milky Way has always been intriguing. Scientists have been trying to discover new unknown worlds with the possibility of supporting human life and this is not the first time a planet or…

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NASA is now 60 years old

NASA is now 60 years old

The American Space Agency has a lot of promises to fulfill as it celebrates the 60th Anniversary this July. NASA was established in 1958 by the President Dwight D. Eisenhower with the intentions of encouraging civilian-oriented applications in space science. It became operational on 1st October 1958 despite the fact that the National Aeronautics and…

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NASA hopes to find life beyond our Solar System. Thanks to TESS mission

NASA hopes to find life beyond our Solar System. Thanks to TESS mission

NASA wants to find life outside our solar system and the launch of TESS mission is the proof. Search for alien life received a massive boost as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched into orbit by NASA on 18th April. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was used to send it to space. It…

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