Astronomers see time moving in slow motion in the early universe

Time moving slow motion: Swirling galaxy in pink and blue with jets up and down shooting out of the glowing center.

Quasar’s observations have allowed astronomers to see time move in slow motion. This is a prediction of Einstein’s special theory of relativity. Image via NASA/ ESA/ J. Olmsted (STScI). Geraint Lewis, University of Sydney According to our best understanding of physics, the fact that space is expanding should affect the apparent flow of time, with … Read more

Webb spots most distant active supermassive black hole | Digital Trends

In addition to observing specific objects such as galaxies and distant planets here in our solar system, the James Webb Space Telescope is also used to perform large-scale surveys of parts of the sky. These surveys look at large swathes of the sky to identify important targets such as very distant and very ancient galaxies, … Read more

The Euclid Dark Universe Space Telescope rises on a mission to unravel the deepest cosmic mysteries

Euclid's takeoff

On July 1, 2023, the Euclid spacecraft, operated by the European Space Agency (ESA), was successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The spacecraft is intended to explore the mysterious components of the Universe, dark matter and dark energy. Credit: SpaceX ESA’s Euclid spacecraft took off aboard a … Read more

SpaceX rocket launches Euclid space telescope to map ‘dark universe’ like never before (video)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX rocket launched a new space telescope into orbit on Saturday (July 1) in a mission to map the “dark universe” like never before. The European Space Agency’s observatory, called Euclid, flew into space today aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 11:11 am EDT (1511 GMT) from Space Launch … Read more

Is there an ‘up’ and a ‘down’ in space?

No matter where you travel in the universe, you’ll likely experience gravity tug downward to a nearby object. (Image credit: sdecoret via Getty Images) Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have long used the apparent weightlessness of space for some amusement — chasing their dinner through the air, playing tug of war AND imitating … Read more

NASA chief to visit Blue Origin for summit recognizing Seattle’s place in space

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announces award for Blue Origin

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announces the selection of Blue Origins May 19 to build a manned landing system for future Artemis missions to the moon. (NASA photo / Aubrey Gemignani) NASA Administrator Bill Nelson will visit Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture in Kent, Wash., to get a first-hand look at the Seattle area’s growing … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope spots an intriguing carbon molecule in the planet-forming disk

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has spotted a carbon molecule thought to be a cornerstone of interstellar chemistry in a planet-forming disk of gas and dust around a young star, reports a recent study. JWST extension detected the methyl cation of the carbon compound (CH3+) in a protoplanetary disk system called d203-506, located about … Read more

NASA’s Laser Communications Relay: A Showcase for the Future of Space Data Transmission

NASA Laser Communications Relay Demonstration

Illustration of NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) communicating with the International Space Station via laser links. LCRD has successfully completed its first year of experiments, offering a glimpse into the future of data transmission from space. The system uses infrared light , allowing 10 to 100 times more data to be packaged into a … Read more

The Milky Way shines in the new ghost particle neutrino image

Milky Way: long white and blue cloud-like formation on a black background.

View larger. | This is a composite image of the Milky Way. Combine a visible light image with the new neutrino image. Here, the neutrino regions appear blue. Image via IceCube Collaboration/ US National Science Foundation (Lily Le & Shawn Johnson) /ESO (S. Brunier). We’ve all seen photos of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, … Read more

Europe’s Space Telescope aims to solve the mystery of the dark universe

Annotated illustration of the Euclid satellite from two angles, the cold side and the hot side.  Also detailing the part of the night sky it will scan

Get free space exploration updates Well, I’ll send you a myFT daily digest email rounding last Space exploration news every morning. The European Space Agency will launch a 1.4 billion space telescope to map billions of galaxies across the cosmos, providing essential clues for scientists trying to solve the mystery of the dark universe. The … Read more