To appear in UoA Scientific Review, 2022 Issue 4. Images from https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/albums/72177720300469752 In mid-July 2022, a million miles from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) entered service. Five unique test images highlighting the telescope’s various subsystems and capabilities were made available to the public in high-profile events from the governments of the USA and … Continue reading Conquest of Spaces – A (Rather Late) Review of James Webb Space Telescope’s First Five Images.
JWST’s First Color Image
Hubble vs Webb photo of the same area Participating in duplicate information and internet memes is against the founding principles of this blog, but who am I if I don't have a copy of this here? This much-awaited image depicts a cluster of galaxies bending space time and magnifying light from much further away objects, … Continue reading JWST’s First Color Image
Humanity’s first portrait of Sagittarius A*
The supermassive black hole at the core of our galaxy
FW’s Cosmology Unwrapped 2021: a year of papers in Review [Ongoing]
A summary of 2021 cosmology notes not immediately from my own research, but I consider important as well.
Two Late 2021 CGI Artworks
Reunion (3072 × 4096) Medium: Blender Cycles + Hand painting. December 2021. During my freshman year, I imagined a space colony utilizing the material of Enceladus (Saturn II). This new rendition moves the space station off the surface of the moon and bends metal and concrete into a van Braun ring space station design. It … Continue reading Two Late 2021 CGI Artworks
[Cosmic Sans] Our First Step
https://twitter.com/ChaosWonton/status/1434500550758834185 Proper 3D version coming one day too ... Current attempt looks miserable. I read https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-021-01363-7 recently and am really happy to know Voyagers still are frontier pilots of our understanding of astrophysics.
Essays for #dearMoon
Well I wrote them more than a month ago as timely snapshots of my state of mind and ambitions, and have decided that it might be cool for me to share them here too. Q1: Tell us about a project/activity you feel passionate about. I am a doctoral student in theoretical physics. There are three … Continue reading Essays for #dearMoon