Astronomers have unearthed traces of more than 1,700 new asteroids found by the Hubble Space Telescope but hidden in its files for 20 years.
The black hole is stealing material from a companion star, in a process that could show how black holes get a kick from supernova explosions that form them.
Will you see colliding galaxies, the rings of Saturn or the shadow of a slotted spoon like one TikTok user saw in a video viewed over 7.2 million times
In what was described as a "happy coincidence," the galaxies appear to have merged into the shape of the USS Enterprise.
Webb is the largest and most powerful space observatory ever built, promising to revolutionize our understanding of the universe.
The James Webb Space Telescope is the most powerful humanity has ever launched into space.
After the fifth and final layer of sunshield was tight and secure, ground controllers celebrated, cheering and bumping fists.
The telescope will be tracked across the sky in January as it heads to its final destination, from where it will look further back in time than ever before.
The groundbreaking $10 billion telescope is set to launch on an Ariane 5 rocket on Christmas Day and will enable astronomers to see further back in time than ever before.
Hubble has given us some of the most breathtaking space images ever, and its successor, James Webb, will be able to peer even deeper into the cosmos.
NASA will launch the James Webb Space Telescope on Friday, then it will travel and prepare for six months before beginning work.
About 100 times more powerful than Hubble, it will allow humans to look deeper into the universe than ever before.
A source of speculation since the 19th Century, a new study may reignite the debate about a planet that could be lurking at the edge of our Solar System.
The blast from deep space, known as a Herbig-Haro object, is thought to have come from a newborn star.
The black cloud of gas and dust may look lifeless, but researchers think it could actually be home to baby stars.
The duel between the galaxies, 22 million light-years from Earth, resembles a violent encounter in the Milky Way's distant past that could have shaped it.
The enormous gas giant was pummelled by an asteroid or comet, and astronomers captured it in a snapshot via telescope.
The telescope is "a colossal achievement, built to transform our view of the universe and deliver amazing science," NASA administrator Bill Nelson said.
Scientists think a flash of light from a distant galaxy may have just been light reflected by rocket debris.
The galaxy, which is 9.4 billion light-years from Earth, appeared to the Hubble Space Telescope as a cosmic illusion known as an Einstein Ring.
The telescope will enable humans to look further back in time than ever before, improving on observations made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
The new space telescope, which will peer further back in time than Hubble can, has completed its testing ahead of shipping preparations.
"We're going to take our time before we draw scientific conclusions, but until then we can simply marvel at this celestial wonder," NASA's Scott Bolton said.
The galaxies are located hundreds of millions of light years away from Earth and are leaving a trail of stars and dust as they merge.
NASA still isn't sure what's wrong with the orbiting telescope, but engineers are being careful not to rush things, in case it leads to more issues.
The Hubble Space Telescope has been shut down since Sunday as a 1980s computer in the observatory navigates tech issues.
NASA has not said what sort of error has hit the Earth-orbiting telescope, but space fans hope it will be back online soon.
Two of Saturn's many moons, Mimas and Enceladus, can be seen in the Hubble image.
One suggestion is the star collapsed into a black hole without producing a supernova—a phenomenon that has never been identified in such a large star before.