"I wanted to share the emotions these gorgeous images brought out in me" astrophysicist Skylar Grayson, who was brought to tears, told Newsweek.
While Webb's images of distant galaxies and nebulae have grabbed the world's attention, the telescope's photo of our nearest gas giant shouldn't be missed.
This particular phenomenon, though not particularly rare, was the biggest and brightest of the year.
By studying light from distant worlds, Webb will play a key part in the ongoing search for life on other worlds.
The Doodle and cute animation were thrown together by Google after NASA released the first troves of data from its new telescope.
The free web tool allows users to see just how detailed the new James Webb Space Telescope image really is.
An astronomer says we can expect much more from NASA's state-of-the-art telescope that has already raised the bar for infrared astronomy.
"We are going to be able to answer questions that we don't even know what the questions are yet," said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.
At the time of its close approach, the space rock, called 2019 NW5, will be traveling at a staggering speed of nearly 36,000 miles per hour relative to Earth.
A Chinese drag sail launched into space has succeeded in accelerating the deorbit of a rocket, the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology announced.
The loud noise will be as a result of the eventual bursting of a pressurized lunar habitat module.
America's "space agency" picking up the UFO ball was bound to raise eyebrows and concerns for NASA's reputation. But if it's handled well, the commission could do more than shed much-needed light on UAPs. It could also give Americans a masterclass in the most basic, most important, and unfortunately, most boring topic in science: Standards of Evidence. They are the key to knowing if we are alone in the Universe or not.
Advancing quickly in space, China has laid out plans for several moon missions in coming years, prompting a warning from NASA boss Bill Nelson.
The comet, which comes from a distant frozen region of the solar system called the Oort cloud, is due to make its closest pass by Earth next week.
The organic carbon was found in mud samples dating back 3.5 billion years, just after Mars lost its atmosphere.
Russia carries out regular altitude boosts to keep the ISS in a safe orbit. A test of U.S. technology to do the same was halted this week.
With a telescope, it will be possible to spot the comet and its vast tail of dust, which is tens of thousands of miles wide.
The huge sunspot has the potential to send a solar flare our way. Whether it will or not remains to be seen.
From fast radio bursts to pulsars and other strange signals, the alien-hunting FAST telescope has made a number of discoveries in its short life.
A newly detected isolated black hole is thought to be one of millions that wander invisibly through our galaxy.
The strange object, described in the journal Nature, sends out a beam of radiation that crosses our line of sight.
Bioscientist Oleg Orlov has reportedly expressed concerns that germs on the ISS could ruin equipment on board Russia's planned ROSS station.
The formations, shared by the alien-hunting SETI Institute, were probably formed by natural erosion.
The International Space Station is operated by an international collaboration involving NASA, the European Space Agency, and the space agencies of Russia, Canada and Japan.
NASA decided to share the images after the Kennedy Space Center recently experienced the "most powerful lightning strike" ever recorded.
The images captured by the pioneering Hubble Space Telescope have sparked wonder for decades.
Fortunately the M-class solar flare was not strong enough to be disruptive for us on Earth, though its bright flash was clear to see for NASA cameras.
The tau Herculid shower, if it happens, will be caused by debris from the comet SW3, which shattered into pieces years ago.
"I had a chance to speak to someone that wasn't on Earth and screwed it up," wrote the Redditor when explaining the story.
The asteroid is one of more than 29,000 near-Earth objects, or NEOs, that scientists have been discovered to date.