NASA’s UFO Study Isn’t Really Looking for Space Aliens

[ad_1] Across his years of studying auroras, University of Calgary physicist Eric Donovan had periodically seen pictures and data showing something strange: a curve of purple light swiping across the sky, linear green features glowing beneath. It was atypical, but he...

Maunakea’s Controversial Telescopes Are Getting New Management

[ad_1] One of the most coveted and contested astronomical sites on the planet—the summit of Hawaii’s massive mountain Maunakea—will soon be governed by a new group of stewards comprising Native Hawaiians, cultural practitioners, and representatives of the state and...

Webb Telescope’s Giant Mirror Struck by Micrometeoroid

[ad_1] NASA’s next-generation space observatory has sustained its first noticeable micrometeoroid impact less than six months after launch, but the agency isn’t too concerned. The James Webb Space Telescope, also known as Webb or JWST, launched on Dec. 25, 2021. It...