Red Galaxies at Night, Astronomers' Delight: A Look at the “Hubble-Dark” Universe
JWST images of early galaxies have turned up a population of flat, red disks that may have been entirely missed by previous surveys.
What the Discovery of Massive Early Galaxies Could Mean for Cosmology
JWST's detection of early galaxies that are far more massive than astronomers had expected could mean we need to rewrite our understanding of the cosmos.
Generations of Stars Shape Their Galaxies, Webb Images Reveal
James Webb Space Telescope images reveal an intricate network in nearby galaxies, influenced by generations of star formation.
Webb's Galactic Distance Record Is Now Official
Spectroscopic measurements confirm Webb's distance record, with images revealing galaxies that existed just 330 million years after the Big Bang.
Dance of Giant Stars Creates Ripples of Dust
Every time two giant stars swing around each other, they enrich the cosmos with complex organic molecules.
Neptune's Rings, Jupiter's “Frosted Cupcakes,” and 3D Views of Mars
Three solar system emissaries have returned beautiful and even interactive vistas of Neptune, Jupiter, and Mars.
Webb's Exoplanet Data Are Almost Too Good
A new study urges caution in interpreting the chemical fingerprints that Webb is collecting of alien worlds.
Webb's Dazzling Views of the Orion Nebula
The James Webb Space Telescope has provided its first views of the Orion Nebula, revealing infant stars and the filaments that feed them.
Webb Captures an Exoplanet, a Brown Dwarf — and a Giant Tarantula
New Webb images reveal the space telescope's first exoplanet, first brown dwarf, and a stellar nursery teeming with activity.
Webb Reveals Jupiter, Puffy Planet, and Galactic Maelstroms in a New Light
Round out your week with these stunning views of the universe from the James Webb Space telescope.
Thin Red Lines: Webb Space Telescope Captures Star Creation on Grand Scale
New imagery from the James Webb Space Telescope shows a nearby galaxy in a whole new light.
What We See in the First Science Images from the James Webb Space Telescope
The James Webb Space Telescope released its first science images today. Here's what these images show us.
The James Webb Space Telescope Has Arrived at Its Destination
Fully deployed, the James Webb Space Telescope arrived at its new home today, in a halo orbit around the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrange point.
Deployment of the James Webb Space Telescope Is Complete
The James Webb Space Telescope has unfolded its primary mirror, marking the end of the deployment phase for the observatory.
Critical Step Complete as Webb Space Telescope Deploys Sunshield
Its sunshield now in place, the James Webb Space Telescope is unfolding by the numbers while en route to its new home.
Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson
The James Webb Space Telescope Is Headed to Space
Over a generation in the making, the James Webb Space Telescope is finally headed for space.
What Will the James Webb Space Telescope Uncover?
The soon-to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope should shed light on exoplanet atmospheres and peer back to the universe's first stars.
New Launch Date for James Webb Space Telescope
NASA has delayed its beleaguered James Webb Space Telescope to October 2021, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NASA Sets March 2021 Launch Date for James Webb Space Telescope
Despite significant cost overruns, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is now set for a March 2021 launch — assuming it receives Congressional reauthorization.
James Webb Telescope Delayed Until 2020
NASA officials announced Wednesday that the James Webb Space Telescope launch would be delayed until approximately May 2020. But before the mission can launch, its managers may have to face Congress.