We’ve only ever seen this icy giant in great detail when NASA’s Voyager 2 became the first and only space probe to fly past it for just a few hours in 1989.
The remarkable gold-plated, infrared eyes have been capturing far-flung galaxies as well as shedding light on a bevvy of scientific questions and concerns.
While seeing the Cartwheel Galaxy in such clear light is impressive, a new video released by the European Space Agency shows just how incredibly far away it actually is.
JWST has peered into deep space again with its infrared gaze and discovered the “stellar gymnastics in The Cartwheel Galaxy”.
The JWST views light in the infrared spectrum – on Earth, we can feel infrared light as heat – which allows the instrument to see far, far more of the universe.
Sifting through the public James Webb Space Telescope datasets, stargazers across the planet have been hard at work.
The first image was shown to the world on Monday, but little did we know that NASA would be releasing other amazing photos from the first batch throughout yesterday.
The James Webb Space Telescope shows us a version of the universe that is chock-a-block with galaxies, some ranging back to an unimaginable time.
China’s massive ‘Sky Eye’ FAST telescope, the world’s largest alien-hunting radio telescope, seems to have picked up a strange signal which could suggest that there is indeed life beyond Earth.
We may never know exactly what’s cracking up there in the great beyond, but thanks to the MeerKAT telescope we are a little closer to finding out.
Possible evidence of a ninth planet in our Solar System seems more likely than ever according to a British astronomer.
The competition has been running for 13 years out of The Royal Observatory Greenwich, with more than 4 500 entries this year.
South Africa’s MeerKAT telescope has been hard at work uncovering a large galaxy group, which is likely the most neutral hydrogen gas-rich group ever discovered.
The shortlisted photographs in The Royal Observatory Greenwich’s 13th Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition are so beautiful that it’s hard to believe they’re real.
The colossal Bernardinelli-Bernstein comet was first spotted in 2014, and has now made its way another billion kilometres closer to Earth.
The “Star Formation in Gaseous Environments” project has released a video of the most beautiful, realistic, and highest resolution simulation of a star being born.
Just when you thought that the vastness of space couldn’t get more awe-inspiring, astronomers found more worlds on the edges of the solar system.
To all those who have gleefully claimed we are all made of stars, so that must mean we are all connected (#RainbowNation), here’s some science for you.
It takes something rather impressive to woo the judges of this competition, but Chinese photographer Yu Jun seems to have done just that.
Space, the final frontier, and mankind’s constant fascination. These mesmerising images, from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition, capture the night sky in ways that the naked eye never could and will leave you staring at the night sky wishing for an alien abduction.
In a rare intersection of Science #FAIL and “Crap, that was close!”, scientists have re-analysed the findings of Mexican astronomer, José Bonilla, who, in 1883, spotted over 450 fuzzy looking objects passing in front of the sun. Turns out it was a trillion tonnes of comet debris!
The Hartley 2 Comet’s Whistle Stop Tour Itinerary The periodically visible Hartley 2 Comet will make its best appearance since its discovery over Cape Town skies from late September through to early November. Please, enjoy this simple explanation from the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa.