James Webb

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MAORY (Multi-conjugate Adaptive Optics RelaY) will help compensate for the distortion of light caused by turbulence in the Earth’s atmosphere, which makes astronomical images blurry

The world’s largest telescope – the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) – is under construction in Chile. When it captures its “first light”, sometime in (...)

Exoplanet image: Credit Mark Garlick

Two nearby Earth-like planets, with many of the factors required for life, have been discovered by a team led by Irish astrophysicist Dr Sandra Jeffer(...)

An artist’s impression issued by University College London of K2-18b. Photograph: ESA/Hubble/M. Kornmesser/PA Wire

Scientists have made a “world first” discovery on a distant planet that hosts both water and temperatures which could support life. Water vapour has (...)

The owner of a beautifully refurbished Edwardian house in Dalkey, Co Dublin, went out to get milk one day in 2010 and noticed in an estate agent’s win(...)

Hubble Gallery Android app showcases the best images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope using content pulled from the NASA-run Hubblesite.org

I like finding decent open source apps, especially such useful and well-designed ones like Hubble Gallery. This Android app showcases the best image(...)

Astronomer Dr David Charbonneau, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in the US, said: “Our ultimate goal is to find a twin Earth, but along the way we’ve found a twin Venus.” File photograph: Twitter

A Venus-like rocky planet 39 light years from Earth could provide astronomers with an early opportunity to study the atmosphere of a world outside our(...)