Mysterious fast burst pattern similar to heartbeat detected in space

A mysterious radio burst with a pattern similar to a heartbeat has been detected in space. Astronomers estimate that the signal came from a galaxy roughly a billion light-years away, but the exact location and cause of the burst is unknown. Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are intense, millisecond-long bursts of radio waves with unknown […]

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Tiny rock fragment hits James Webb Space Telescope’s main mirror

A tiny rock fragment has hit the new James Webb Space Telescope’s main mirror. The damage inflicted by the dust-sized micrometeoroid is producing a noticeable effect in the observatory’s data but is not expected to limit the mission’s overall performance. James Webb was launched in December to succeed the revolutionary, now ageing Hubble Space Telescope. […]