Above: In this mosaic image stretching 340 light-years across, Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) displays the Tarantula Nebula star-forming region in a new light, including tens of thousands of never-before-seen young stars that were previously shrouded in cosmic dust. From webbtelescope.org.
The most recent issue of Free Astronomy Magazine (November-December 2022) is available for your reading and downloading pleasure at www.astropublishing.com.
The magazine closes out the year with a curated selection of articles from NOIRLab, NASA, CSA, ESA, the Jeddah Astronomy Society, ALMA, and the IAC. Original content for the first issue of 2023 is already in the works, with specific hope that the search for life doesn't come up with anything too exciting before then to cause dramatic rewrites.
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Above: The broken shell from which the bird arose (well, backshell. And helicopter, not bird. However you describe it, an eerie image from a mission that has gone amazingly well) – Ingenuity's picture of the Perseverance backshell in Jezero Grater from flight 26 on 19 April 2022.
The most recent issue of Free Astronomy Magazine (July-August 2022) is available for your reading and downloading pleasure at www.astropublishing.com.
Happy to share top billing with an image from an article by our fearless leader Michele Ferrara. My contribution this month (with my NASA SSA hat on) updates on the current status of the Ingenuity helicopter as it approaches Martian winter. We just caught that last flight in the article before going to digital print and, as of late, Ingenuity is official in hibernation mode awaiting more pleasant (by Mars standards) conditions on the ground.
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