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On the right, in the foreground, is a primarily blue planet with white areas and surrounded by a hazy shell. In the background on the left, we see a brightly shining disk whose diameter is about 1/6 the planet’s size. Both objects are located in front of a black background with occasional bright dots.

Simulations provide a potential explanation for the mysterious gap in the size distribution of super-Earths. more

Nineteen Webb images of face-on spiral galaxies are combined in a mosaic. Some appear within squares, and others horizontal or vertical rectangles. Many galaxies have blue hazes toward the centres, and all have orange spiral arms. Many have clear bar shaped-structures at their centres, but a few have spirals that begin at their cores. Some of the galaxies’ arms form clear spiral shapes, while others are more irregular. Some of the galaxies’ arms appear to rotate clockwise and others counter clockwise. Most galaxy cores are centred, but a few appear toward an image’s edge. Most galaxies appear to extend beyond the captured observations. The galaxies shown, listed in alphabetical order, are IC 5332, NGC 628, NGC 1087, NGC1300, NGC 1365, NGC 1385, NGC 1433, NGC 1512, NGC 1566, NGC 1672, NGC 2835, NGC 3351, NGC 3627, NGC 4254, NGC 4303, NGC 4321, NGC 4535, NGC 5068, and NGC 7496.

The scientific collaboration PHANGS today released stunning pictures of 19 nearby galaxies taken with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). more

Hubble finds water vapour in small exoplanet's atmosphere

Steamy world could be a sample of water-rich planets throughout our galaxy more

Twins, Triplets, Quadruplets and more: Observations show massive stars are indeed born as multiples

The important role of multiple star births has been confirmed for the first time by systematic observations. A detailed study with the ALMA radio observatory, in which four binary protostars, a… more

JWST’s MIRI Team receives prestigious award from the Royal Astronomical Society

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in the United Kingdom (UK) announced today that the prestigious Group Achievement Award has been granted to the international Mid InfraRed Instrument (MIRI) team… more

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