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    Historic: James Webb Telescope Detects CO2 in Alien World’s Atmosphere for the First Time

    Since it began functioning this summer, NASA’s new James Webb Telescope has shown us breathtaking photos of the universe. In addition to displaying spectacular photographs of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, the JWST has already revealed portions of the cosmos that had never before been seen. However, the telescope’s talents go beyond that. […] More

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    NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope slightly damaged by a larger-than-anticipated micrometeoroid

    The first significant micrometeoroid hit on NASA’s next-generation space observatory occurred less than six months after launch, but the agency seems unconcerned. On December 25, 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope, often known as Webb or JWST, was launched. It has spent the months since traveling out to its deep-space station and preparing for research […] More