The James Webb Space Telescope has taken its first direct image of a planet in a distant star system nearly 400 light years away, producing an image with a clarity that exceeds JWST’s designers’ expectations by about ten times. HIP 65426 b is a Jupiter-sized gas planet 385 light years awayread more

The James Webb Space Telescope is just weeks away from commencing its gathering of scientific data in earnest—already, the high-flying observatory has discovered a handful of distant galaxies while it was merely being calibrated—a mission that will allow astronomers to peer far deeper into the universe than ever before. But anotherread more

     On April 20 the Sun unleashed a class X2.2 solar flare, the strongest seen yet in this cycle, and an eruption that illustrates the strength of solar cycle 25’s exceeding expert predictions. Although the resulting coronal mass ejection (CME) wasn’t aimed at Earth, such a solar storm couldread more

In response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, countries that are part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are sending troops and vehicles to neighboring countries in an effort to contain a possible Russian advance, in case President Vladimir Putin decides to extend his invasion plans past Ukraine’s borders. But despiteread more