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Offline steve58

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Re: James Webb Space Telescope
« Reply #60 on: August 05, 2022, 02:58:28 PM »
A closeup of Proxima Centauri, the latest from the JWST.

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“Picture of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun, located 4.2 light years away from us,” Étienne Klein, director of France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, told his nearly 100,000 Twitter followers. “It was taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. This level of detail… A new world is unveiled everyday.”




...or is it??   :-"

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Re: James Webb Space Telescope
« Reply #61 on: August 05, 2022, 03:23:33 PM »
A closeup of Proxima Centauri, the latest from the JWST.

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“Picture of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun, located 4.2 light years away from us,” Étienne Klein, director of France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, told his nearly 100,000 Twitter followers. “It was taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. This level of detail… A new world is unveiled everyday.”




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That photo is delicious.  Just another example of the smorgasbord that Webb can provide.

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Re: James Webb Space Telescope
« Reply #62 on: August 05, 2022, 03:37:40 PM »
These photos make me hungry for more....

Mexican food!

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Re: James Webb Space Telescope
« Reply #63 on: August 05, 2022, 03:49:18 PM »
I thought this was hilarious.

And I weep / fear for the future of humanity who can’t think for themselves or know how to take a joke.
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Re: James Webb Space Telescope
« Reply #64 on: August 05, 2022, 05:58:01 PM »
Proxima Peperoni.

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« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2022, 07:14:02 PM »

Take a moment to stare into thousands of never-before-seen young stars in the Tarantula Nebula. The James Webb Space Telescope reveals details of the structure and composition of the nebula, as well as dozens of background galaxies.

Stellar nursery 30 Doradus gets its nickname of the Tarantula Nebula from its long, dusty filaments. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, it’s the largest and brightest star-forming region near our own galaxy, plus home to the hottest, most massive stars known.

The center of this image, taken by Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera instrument (NIRCam), has been hollowed out by the radiation from young, massive stars (seen in sparkling pale blue). Only the densest surrounding areas of the nebula resist erosion, forming the pillars that appear to point back towards the cluster of stars in the center. The pillars are home to still-forming stars, which will eventually leave their dusty cocoons and help shape the nebula.

Why is this nebula interesting to astronomers? Unlike in our Milky Way, the Tarantula Nebula is producing new stars at a furious rate. Though close to us, it is similar to the gigantic star-forming regions from when the universe was only a few billion years old, and star formation was at its peak — a period known as “cosmic noon.” Since the Tarantula is close to us, it is easy to study in detail to help us learn more about the universe’s past.

Read more: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/a-cosmic-tarantula-caught-by-nasa-s-webb

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team
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Re: James Webb Space Telescope
« Reply #66 on: September 06, 2022, 07:46:35 PM »
go big or go home!  8)

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Government is not the solution to our problem—government is the problem.   Ronald Reagan

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.   Thomas Jefferson

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.   George Orwell

If you ever find yourself in need of a safe space then you’re probably going to have to stop calling yourself a social justice warrior. You cannot be a warrior and a pansy at the same time   Mike Adams (RIP Mike)