The James Webb Space Telescope: To Be Handled With Care

The James Webb Space Telescope will soon be on the move from Maryland to Texas, but how do you transport a giant telescope worth almost 10 billion dollars? Very carefully, obviously. The James Webb Space Telescope is charged with the job of peering into the cosmos and giving humanity an unprecedented look at the universe. …

Advertisements

DeeDee Investigated: Astronomers Check Out Distant Member Of Our Solar System

As well as investigating exoplanets and exomoons in the cosmos, astronomers have recently been studying distant members of our own stellar neighborhood. The planetary body, 2014 UZ224, more affectionately known as DeeDee, has been studied by teams interpreting data from Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). It lies about 3 times the distance of Pluto from …

Beta Pictoris B Could Be The First Exoplanet With An Exomoon

Detecting and confirming an exoplanet is really difficult; it takes expensive satellite equipment, skilled researchers and lots of time trawling through mountains of data. Detecting a piece of rock orbiting one of these exoplanets is almost impossible, which is why we haven’t done it yet. This year, however, might be the first year that we …