Webb Telescope in outer space

James Webb Space Telescope: Capturing the Deepest View of the Cosmos

October 19, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope was ideated upon the ability to study other planets in greater details. In spite of all the complications, the heroes of astronomy were dedicated toward creating this modern infrared telescope that can transform our understanding of the solar system. […]

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Telescopes: The Heroes of Astronomy

October 18, 2022

Most of the new discoveries about the universe have been possible because of the telescopes and their heroic inventors. With three new Extremely Large Telescopes in the making, the field of astronomy is going to get some valuable information about the stars, galaxies and the entire universe. […]

An image of the planet earth as seen from space.

The Voyager Golden Records

October 15, 2022

The Golden Records were put together by NASA and contain, voice, sound, pictures, and directions to reach our planet. It’s our attempt to communicate with any possible intelligent extraterrestrial life that maybe out there. […]

An image of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Modern Space Telescopes and Exoplanet Exploration

October 4, 2022

Modern telescopes such as the Kepler space telescope are extremely efficient at detecting exoplanets. They allow astronomers to focus and observe distant crowded star fields, maximizing the chance of finding new exoplanets. […]

An image of 51 Pegasi b.

Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz: Discovering Exoplanet 51 Pegasi b

October 4, 2022

51 Peg a and b were discovered at a time when astronomers believed that such a system shouldn’t exist. Finding a huge planet in a small orbit seemed erroneous. Theoretically, large gas giants, like 51 Peg, were thought to be always situated in the outer reaches of a planetary system. […]

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