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Webb's icy instrument reveals complex structure

Webb’s icy instrument reveals complex structure

These spectacular images feature the spiral galaxy IC 5332, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (left) and the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope (right). These images show the power that two of the world’s leading space telescopes have to offer, especially when combining their data. The Webb image shows spiral galaxies in unprecedented detail …

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JWST image of Neptune

NASA investigates problems with JWST instrument

PARIS — Some of the instruments on the James Webb Space Telescope are temporarily out of service, although program officials believe it won’t be a long-term problem. NASA announced on Sept. 20 that it had discontinued one of four observation modes on the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) on the JWST because the mechanism underpinning the observation …

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NASA’s Moxie instrument successfully creates oxygen on Mars

A lunchbox-sized instrument has successfully produced breathable oxygen on Mars, doing the job of a small tree. Since last February, the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, or Moxie, has successfully produced oxygen from the red planet’s carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere. The researchers suggest that a scaled-up version of Moxie could be sent to Mars to …

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NASA’s Moxie instrument successfully creates oxygen on Mars

A lunchbox-sized instrument has successfully produced breathable oxygen on Mars, doing the job of a small tree. Since last February, the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, or Moxie, has successfully produced oxygen from the red planet’s carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere. The researchers suggest that a scaled-up version of Moxie could be sent to Mars to …

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