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July 11, 2022
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Space.com

The story of Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s early-career discovery of pulsars and the accolades that flowed to her male supervisor is often told as emblematic of astronomy’s ongoing struggles with gender discrimination. Skip advert. Advertisement.

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The Washington Post

The Webb is designed to observe in the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, gathering light at wavelengths inaccessible to the Hubble telescope. The Large Magellanic Cloud, a small …

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Space.com

First seen far out in the solar system in 2017, the comet will continue to brighten (assuming it survives) in the back half of the year as it reaches its closest approach to the sun on Dec. 19. But it likely won’t reach naked eye brightness.

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Space.com

Up on the monitor in the James Webb Space Telescope Flight Control Room is an image of the planet Jupiter. Although slightly blurred, it is unmistakable, its characteristic stripes and huge Great Red Spot beaming down on a group of reporters touring the …

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The New York Times

President Biden is set to unveil a “deep field” image the observatory captured. Perhaps the Webb telescope’s biggest promise is to look at some of the first stars that lit up the universe after the Big Bang.

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Space.com

The machine could help unlock one of the biggest mysteries in physics — the nature of dark matter — by directly detecting its constituent particles for the first time. Located deep below the Black Hills …

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CNN

(CNN) The first glimpse of how the James Webb Space Telescope will change the way people see the universe is arriving a little earlier than expected. President Joe Biden will release one of Webb’s …

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Space.com

Webb launched atop an Arianespace Ariane V rocket on Dec. 25, 2021, kicking off a month-long trek to the Sun-Earth Lagrange Point 2 (L2), a gravitationally stable spot in space about 930,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers) from our planet.

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Spaceflight Now

After six months of tests and checkout, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is finally ready to open a new window on the universe, capturing the faint light of the first stars and galaxies, probing the mysteries of black holes and studying the atmospheres of …

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Space.com

China has unfolded a large sail attached to a rocket component following a recent launch, as part of tests designed to help reduce the amount of space junk orbiting Earth. The country launched a Long March 2D rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center …

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