París, Jan 10, 2022.- Today the James Webb Space Telescope team successfully fully deployed its iconic 6.4-metre, gold-coated primary mirror, completing the final stage of all major spacecraft deployments to prepare for science operations. “The successful unfolding of the Webb telescope has been a complex but impressive engineering masterpiece. OnContinuar Leyendo

Led by the University of Bern, an international research team has discovered a sub-Neptune exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star. The discovery was also made thanks to observations performed by the SAINT-EX observatory in Mexico. SAINT-EX is run by a consortium including the Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) atContinuar Leyendo

For the first time ever, astronomers have imaged in real time the dramatic end to a red supergiant’s life — watching the massive star’s rapid self-destruction and final death throes before collapsing into a type II supernova. Evanston, Jan 07, 2022.- Led by researchers at Northwestern University and the UniversityContinuar Leyendo

The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope team has fully deployed the spacecraft’s sunshield in space, a key milestone in preparing it for science operations. The sunshield – about the size of a tennis court at full size – was folded to fit inside the Ariane 5 rocket’s nose cone priorContinuar Leyendo