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Undersea anchors of ice that help prevent Antarctica's land ice from slipping into the ocean are shrinking at more than twice the rate compared with 50 years ago, research shows. More than a third of these frozen...
An international team of scientists from China, the U.S. and Europe has studied new fossils of the marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. This research has made it possible to fully describe the bizarre, very impressive animal for...

Small asteroid ‘serendipitously’ detected using James Webb telescope

European astronomers using the James Webb Space Telescope have detected a previously unknown asteroid about the size of Rome's Colosseum in the main asteroid...

Ever wanted to name a planet? Here’s how to name one found by the James Webb Telescope

Anyone can name a star online, but the International Astronomical Union is offering a rare space opportunity: to name a planet discovered by the...

NASA’s Fermi telescope confirms star wreck as source of extreme cosmic particles

Astronomers have long sought the launch sites for some of the highest-energy protons in our galaxy. Now a study using 12 years of data...

US environmental study launched for Thirty Meter Telescope

The National Science Foundation said Tuesday it plans to conduct a study to evaluate the environmental effects of building one of the world's largest...

NASA reveals Webb telescope’s first cosmic targets

NASA said Friday the first cosmic images from the James Webb Space Telescope will include unprecedented views of distant galaxies, bright nebulae, and a...

Did a giant radio telescope in China just discover aliens?

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence," said Carl Sagan. This phrase is the standard that astronomers will be applying to a curious signal captured with...

James Webb telescope hit by micrometeoroid: NASA

A mirror on the James Webb Space Telescope was struck by a micrometeoroid last month but is expected to continue to function normally, NASA...

Webb telescope nearly set to explore the solar system

As NASA's James Webb Space Telescope moves through the final phases of commissioning its science instruments, we have also begun working on technical operations...

Progress made in construction of Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope

An enormous hole 22 meters in diameter has been dug near the summit of Cerro Chajnantor in Chile's Atacama Desert, at an elevation of...

Scientists describe a gravity telescope that could image exoplanets

In the time since the first exoplanet was discovered in 1992, astronomers have detected more than 5,000 planets orbiting other stars. But when astronomers...

Video: Space telescope ‘a little like a time machine’

Assistant professor Michael Maseda was one of many who contributed to development of the James Webb Space Telescope. He looks forward to using the instrument...

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