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Astronews | Recent Space News Discoveries 06

Welcome to the sixth review of "Space and Astronomy" news, selected for you by Insane Curiosity Channel. The news, which will be weekly, will try to provide a quick overview of everything interesting happened in recent days in the field of astronomical research and space exploration.

The James Webb Space Telescope opened for the last time on Earth its primary mirror. 

This test served to replicate again this specific operation, which the James Webb will perform once it reaches space, moving six of its 18 hexagonal mirrors.


A problem with the Ariane V could cause a new launch delay for the James Webb Space Telescope.

The James Webb Space Telescope will be the most complex and advanced space telescope ever built and launched by humans.


In 1.3 million years, a star will come within 24 light-days of the Sun

Within the Milky Way, there are an estimated 200 to 400 billion stars, all of which orbit around the center of our galaxy in a coordinated cosmic dance. 

Simulations have shown that Gliese 710 will make its close passage in 1.32 million years, passing within 0.02 parsecs (just under 24 light days) of our Sun. 

But what could happen to the Solar System and Earth


Galaxies and gravitational lensing: a wonderful shot of Hubble

The Hubble team has released an incredibly beautiful shot of "ACO S 295", a massive galaxy cluster located some 3.5 billion light-years away in the small southern constellation of Horologium.


Are there still be active volcanoes on Mars?

Evidence of recent volcanic activity suggests that on Mars the last eruptions may have occurred about 50,000 years ago. This is revealed by a study signed by David Horvath of the Planetary Science Institute Research.

However, by studying images provided by Martian orbiters, Horvath and a team of scientists from the Lunar and Planetary Lab at the University of Texas found evidence of a recent eruption in Elysium Planitia.


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