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First Images from the James Webb Space Telescope.


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On 7/13/2022 at 8:05 AM, Earl.Of.Trumps said:

The closest star to Earth (besides the sun), Proxima Centauri, is 4.2465 light-years away. And yet, it would take 60,000 years to get there. (estimates vary depending on technology used). 

In other words... forgedaboudit :P we ain't sending peoples there 

Perhaps not in our lifetime, but less than 100 years ago the idea of sending humans to the Moon would have also seemed impossible.

With the right discoveries and technological advancements, visiting Proxima Centauri will almost certainly be possible in the not-too-distant future.

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14 hours ago, Saru said:

Perhaps not in our lifetime, but less than 100 years ago the idea of sending humans to the Moon would have also seemed impossible.

With the right discoveries and technological advancements, visiting Proxima Centauri will almost certainly be possible in the not-too-distant future.

 
Fair point. But even if we learn to fly at near the speed of light, it will still take us 100,000 years to cross our own galaxy.  So, our technological advancements
better be in the realm of the exotic wormhole or even interdimensional travel, otherwise, we'll never make such a journey. It's still nice to dream, though :-) 

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On 7/14/2022 at 7:16 PM, and then said:

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Yepper , it seems its all similar or related in some way.

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Webb Captures Stellar Gymnastics in The Cartwheel Galaxy

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has peered into the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy, revealing new details about star formation and the galaxy’s central black hole. Webb’s powerful infrared gaze produced this detailed image of the Cartwheel and two smaller companion galaxies against a backdrop of many other galaxies. This image provides a new view of how the Cartwheel Galaxy has changed over billions of years.

The Cartwheel Galaxy, located about 500 million light-years away in the Sculptor constellation, is a rare sight. Its appearance, much like that of the wheel of a wagon, is the result of an intense event – a high-speed collision between a large spiral galaxy and a smaller galaxy not visible in this image. Collisions of galactic proportions cause a cascade of different, smaller events between the galaxies involved; the Cartwheel is no exception.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/webb-captures-stellar-gymnastics-in-the-cartwheel-galaxy

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The James Webb telescope recorded CO2 in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet for the first time

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has spotted carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a planet 700 light years away called WASP-39b. This is the first time the compound has been found in any exoplanet, and the observations also revealed hints of a mystery within the distant world.

WASP-39b is huge. It has a mass similar to Saturn’s, and a diameter 1.3 times that of Jupiter. It orbits relatively close to its star, giving it an average temperature around 900°C – the high temperature puffs up the atmosphere, making it easier for JWST to see starlight shining through it.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2335371-jwst-found-carbon-dioxide-in-an-exoplanet-atmosphere-and-a-mystery/

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