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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Looking Further Than Ever

 This could be a very big,  very revealing thing..  As always, I am following.

Astronomers Prepare to Turn Webb Telescope Toward Nearby Super-Earths  By Ryan Whitwam on May 31, 2022 at 6:15 am in ExtremeTech

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been in space for about six months, which is just a fraction of the time NASA spent designing and building it. All that effort is about to pay off, though. Webb will begin science operations this summer, and some of its first targets will be a pair of nearby exoplanets. These planets, 55 Cancri e and LHS 3844 b are in a category of larger rocky exoplanets known as super-Earths. Webb could provide scientists the best view yet of terrestrial planets outside of our solar system. ...

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