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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan

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The Cartwheel Galaxy Scientists on Tuesday published the latest images from NASA’s triumphant James Webb Space Telescope. The newest release documents the Cartwheel galaxy, which is about 500 million light-years from our planet and is aptly named for its wheel-like appearance…more

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Weave: New device will investigate Milky Way’s origins Scientists have supercharged one of Earth’s most powerful telescopes with new technology that will reveal how our galaxy formed in unprecedented detail. The William Herschel Telescope (WHT) in La Palma, Spain will be able to survey 1,000 stars per hour until it has catalogued a total of five million…more

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NASA Will Send More Helicopters to Mars The first helicopter that NASA sent to Mars worked so well that it is sending two more. The helicopters are similar to Ingenuity, the “Marscopter” that accompanied NASA’s Perseverance rover to Mars. But they’ll have the added ability of being able to grab…more

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UK Mars rover will have to aim for the Moon A plan to send another UK-assembled rover to Mars has been formally binned by the US and European space agencies. The vehicle was to have played a key role in getting rock samples from the Red Planet back to Earth so they could be studied in labs for signs of life…more

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Giant Lovell radio telescope at Jodrell Bank to become space light show The UK’s largest radio telescope – the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire – is being turned into a light and sound show. For the first time since 2019, at the Bluedot festival, the giant radio telescope will take center stage. Images from space, including some stunning pictures from…more

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Scottish astronomers push James Webb deeper back in time Scottish astronomers have spied what they believe to be the most distant galaxy ever observed, using the new super space telescope, James Webb. The red smudge is 35 billion light-years away. We see it, as it was, just 235 million years after the Big Bang…more

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Neutron stars: New telescope detects dead suns colliding Astronomers can for the first time detect the smashing together of dead suns known as neutron stars, thanks to a powerful new telescope. Collisions of neutron stars are key to our understanding of the Universe. They are thought to have created…more

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NASA Shows Webb’s View of Something Closer to Home: Jupiter The new James Webb Space Telescope can capture photographs not only of galaxies across the universe, but also of objects in our celestial backyard. NASA on Thursday released images of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, which is currently just 430 million miles away from Earth…more

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The Lonely Work of Picking the Universe’s Best Astronomy Pictures After the image flashes up on the projector, a few quiet beats tick by, punctuated only by a soft “wow.” Everyone is processing. Then more “wows” bubble out, and people are talking over one another, laughing. Suddenly two astronomers, Amaya Moro-Martin and Karl Gordon, are out of their chairs, sticking their noses closer…more

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Why asteroids are the next big prize in the space race Asteroids hold large amounts of valuable minerals and metals. That is what International Asteroid Day is raising awareness about on 30 June. As resources are depleted on Earth, some scientists suggest asteroids could be mined instead. But could developing countries be left out of this new space race?…more

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