But the speed with which the JWST made discoveries is due to more than its intrinsic capabilities. Astronomers have prepared for years for the observations they will make, developing algorithms that can quickly turn their data into usable information. Much of the data is accessible, allowing the astronomical community to comb through it almost as … Read more
Until its collapse last year, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico spent six decades tuning radio stations into the sky. There is no plan to rebuild it, and astronomers are in mourning.