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One of the brightest stars in the sky is evolving and dying before our eyes

Versão portuguesa disponível aqui Nothing lasts forever, including the stars in our night sky. One of the brighter and more notable stars in our sky is Betelgeuse, the bright red supergiant in the shoulder of Orion. Infrared light emitted by dust around Betelgeuse in December 2019. Credit: ESO/P. Kervella/M. Montargès…
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Wide View of Early Universe Hints at Galaxy Among the Earliest Ever Detected

Versão portuguesa disponível aqui Two new images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope show what may be among the earliest galaxies ever observed. Both images include objects from more than 13 billion years ago, and one offers a much wider field of view than Webb’s First Deep Field image, which…
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How the James Webb Space Telescope lets us see the first galaxies in the universe

Versão portuguesa disponível aqui It has been an exciting week with the release of breathtaking photos of our universe by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Images such as the one below give us a chance to see faint distant galaxies as they were more than 13 billion years ago.…
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Scientists discover how first quasars in universe formed

Versão portuguesa disponível aqui The mystery of how the first quasars in the universe formed - something that has baffled scientists for nearly 20 years - has now been solved by a team of astrophysicists whose findings are published in Nature. The existence of over 200 quasars powered by supermassive…
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ESA’s Gaia mission released new data

Versão portuguesa disponível On June 13th, ESA's Gaia mission released its new treasure trove of data about our home galaxy. Astronomers describe strange ‘starquakes’, stellar DNA, asymmetric motions and other fascinating insights in this most detailed Milky Way survey to date. Gaia is ESA’s mission to create the most accurate…
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First Images From NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Coming Soon

Versão Portuguesa 🇵🇹 NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), will release its first full-color images and spectroscopic data on July 12, 2022. As the largest and most complex observatory ever launched into space, Webb has been going through…
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Astrophysicist Ue-Li Pen on the first image of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

Versão Portuguesa 🇵🇹 Astronomers last week revealed the first image of the supermassive black hole at the heart of a galaxy not so far, far away – our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Scientists had previously observed stars orbiting around something invisible, compact and very massive at the centre of the…
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