James Webb Space Telescope captures its first image of the most distant known star in the universe

An image of the most distant known star in the universe has been captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Named Earendel, after a character in JRR Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel ‘The Silmarillion’, he is almost 28 billion light-years away from Earth. That is over 10 billion light-years more distant than the next-furthest … Read more

Shaun the Sheep will be the first ‘astronaut’ to fly on the Artemis I mission around the moon

The identity of the first astronaut to blast off onboard the Artemis I mission to the moon has been revealed – and it is none other than Shaun the Sheep. A figurine of Aardman’s beloved character will be placed onboard the NASA’s Orion spacecraft before liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA later … Read more

Humans settled in North America 17,000 years EARLIER than previously believed, study finds

Bones of an adult mammoth and her calf have been uncovered at a 37,000-year-old butchering site in New Mexico, which suggests humans settled in North America 17,000 years than previously believed. A team of scientists, led by The University of Texas at Austin, extracted collagen from the bones, allowing them to carbon date the settled … Read more

James Webb detects its first supernova 3 billion light years from Earth

A brilliant light detected by NASA’s James Webb Telescope (JWST) three billion light years from Earth is believed to be the $10 billion scope’s first observation of a dying star exploding. Formally known as a supernova, it is the ‘last hurrah’ that occurs when the star runs out of fuel. This causes the pressure to … Read more

Mars’ Valles Marineris, which is 20 times wider than the Grand Canyon, seen in stunning new images

The massive Valles Marineris canyon has been revealed in stunning new images taken by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express. At 2,485 miles long, over 124 miles wide and more than 4 miles deep, the Red Planet’s canyon makes America’s seem downright puny by comparison. Valles Marineris would span the distance from the northern tip … Read more

Origin of ‘ghost particles’ is likely a galactic nuclei fed by supermassive black holes

Origin of ‘ghost particles’ is FOUND: Tiny objects that pass through our bodies and planets undetected are emitted from galactic nuclei fed by supermassive black holes in deep space ‘Ghost particles,’ or neutrinos, are particles that come from deep space These particles do not have a mass and barely interact with matter Scientists believe they … Read more

Drop in air pollution has INCREASED global warming, study reveals

The great paradox: Drop in air pollution has INCREASED global warming because clean air does not contain aerosol particles that reflect sunlight and cool the Earth Current pollution rates are 30 percent lower than in 2000 However, this has led to an increase in warming from carbon emissions Scientists found there is less haze in … Read more