A “Mini” Monster Black Hole [Video] is a Major Milestone for the James Webb Space Telescope.
A major achievement for the James Webb Space Telescope, what astronomers can learn from a “mini” monster black hole, and the most recent assessment of our planet’s global surface temperature… just a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at!
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A major milestone for the, what astronomers can learn from a mini monster, and the latest assessment of our planet’s global surface temperature – these are just a few of the stories we have to share from NASA this week.
In addition, the JWST observatory has been fully deployed.
Our James Webb Space Telescope team completed the deployment of the telescope’s 21-foot primary mirror on January 8th, marking a significant mission milestone.
All major spacecraft deployments needed to prepare for science operations were successfully completed.
The telescope optics will then be aligned by moving the 18 primary mirror segments, which will take months to complete.
Visit www.nasa.govwebb for more information on the mission.
In the dwarf galaxy MRK 462, our Chandra X-ray Observatory discovered a supermassive or monster black hole that could help astronomers learn more about how the very largest black holes grow.
This is one of the first times that a dwarf galaxy has been discovered with an obscured supermassive black hole.
MRK 462 has only a few hundred million stars, whereas our galaxy has a few hundred billion.
According to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s independent analyses, our planet’s global average surface temperature in 2021 will be tied with 2018 as the sixth warmest on record.
This is part of a long-term trend of global warming, with the last eight years being the warmest on record.
The impact of human activities on the climate and quality of life on Earth can be gauged by tracking global temperature trends.
At nasa.govearth, you can learn more about NASA’s Earth science missions.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced on January 10th that Dr.
Katherine Calvin will be the new chief scientist and senior climate advisor for the agency.
She succeeds Jim Green, the former chief scientist, who recently retired, and Gavin Schmidt, the acting senior climate advisor.
The position of senior climate advisor was created to ensure effective implementation of Biden’s…
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