Astronomy

Bad Astronomy | Many early dark galaxies were choked with dust

Bad Astronomy | Many early dark galaxies were choked with dust

When you think of a galaxy, you probably picture some gorgeous, sprawling spiral-armed disk loaded with bright blue stars and pink/red clouds of gas dotted along the arms. And in truth many galaxies are like that, including our Milky Way, while others are elliptical, or irregular, or even peculiar. The common denominator is that they’re …

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Bad Astronomy | JWST's Jupiter images are spectacular

Bad Astronomy | JWST’s Jupiter images are spectacular

On July 12, 2022, the first images and spectra from JWST were released, and were absolutely spectacular. Galaxies, stars, nebulae, and even observations of the atmosphere of a distant exoplanet — all incredible, and all just a hint at what the space-based observatory will do in the coming years. But even before those images were released …

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