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Jupiter’s auroras and hazes are captured by the James Webb Space Telescope.
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Jupiter’s auroras and hazes are captured by the James Webb Space Telescope.

NASA reported in a blog post that the James Webb Space Telescope took amazing photographs of Jupiter, which depict auroras, enormous storms, and hazes on our solar system's largest planet. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which was launched on Christmas Day last year, is the largest optical telescope in space. The JWST, the Hubble Space Telescope's successor, is outfitted with high-resolution equipment that allows it to view things that the Hubble could not see because they were too far away or too dim. The JWST is intended to look far back in time to help us comprehend the genesis of our galaxies and the earliest stars. Scientists must, however, evaluate the onboard equipment before launching on these trips. To do so, they have been taking pictures of objects in our solar syst...
China will construct the world’s largest telescope array to research solar outbursts.
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China will construct the world’s largest telescope array to research solar outbursts.

According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), China is constructing the world's largest array of telescopes designed to study the Sun. The Daocheng Solar Radio Telescope (DSRT) will assist scientists in better understanding coronal mass ejections, which are huge solar eruptions that have the potential to impair worldwide satellite communications. A large 313-dish array of telescopes The DSRT is currently being built on a plateau in southwest China's Sichuan province. The huge telescope array, when completed, will have a radius of 1.95 miles (3.14 kilometers) and 313 dishes, each having a diameter of 19.7 feet (6 meters). The radio waves will be used to observe the Sun using the telescope array. Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are huge plasma and magnetic field expulsions from the...
One step closer to becoming the largest structure ever built is the Giant Magellan Telescope.
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One step closer to becoming the largest structure ever built is the Giant Magellan Telescope.

Today, the Giant Magellan Telescope, the most powerful telescope ever built with the largest mirrors ever used, revealed that a global partnership had pledged $205 million to speed up the last stages of construction. This investment represents one of the largest funding rounds for the telescope since its inception, with sizeable contributions from organizations like the Carnegie Institution for Science, Harvard University, the So Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), The University of Texas at Austin, the University of Arizona, and the University of Chicago. The funds will be used to build a 12-story, massive telescope structure at Ingersoll Machine Tools in Illinois, upgrade the telescope's seven primary mirrors at the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab at the University of Arizona, and build ...
A new telescope will search for neutron stars crashing into one another.
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A new telescope will search for neutron stars crashing into one another.

According to the BBC, a brand new telescope has recently been built, and one of its challenging responsibilities will be to detect neutron stars in the process of crashing into one another. The observatory is known as the Gravitational Wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO), and it may be found on the island of La Palma, which is located off the coast of Spain. Utilizing extremely accurate detections to their full potential According to Professor Danny Steeghs of Warwick University, who spoke to the BBC on the topic, "When a really good detection comes along, it's all hands on deck to make the most of it." "It is critical that you move quickly. We are looking for something that won't stick around for very long because there isn't much time left before they disappear." The innovat...