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(Some Guy)   The Hubble Telescope discovers Earendel, or "morning star": a star which is reported to be 12.9 billion years old. J.R.R. Tolkien heartily approves   (esahubble.org) divider line
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2022-03-30 11:44:59 AM  
I guess we now the next target for Webb
 
2022-03-30 11:45:07 AM  
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2022-03-30 11:54:00 AM  
I thought Lucifer was the "morning star"... I think Hubble took a wrong turn somewhere
 
2022-03-30 12:02:29 PM  
And it's not there anymore.
 
2022-03-30 12:17:54 PM  
Second star to the right, then straight on 'til morning.

/ or is that Pan handling?
// I can never tell
/// I do believe in slashies!
 
2022-03-30 1:46:50 PM  
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2022-03-30 1:54:48 PM  
What a wild coincidence that this star had the same name as the star in the Lord of the Rings. That's amazing!
 
2022-03-30 2:58:23 PM  
Hubble clinging to relevancy with these pop-culture tie-ins. Sad, really.
 
2022-03-30 4:37:47 PM  

cretinbob: I guess we now the next target for Webb

The space telescope done by not just one, not just two, but three space agencies covering much of the civilized world. NASA (USA), ESA (Europe), and CSA (China)! So it's the World-Wide Webb!

PirateKing: What a wild coincidence that this star had the same name as the star in the Lord of the Rings. That's amazing!

Yeah, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is gonna be fun tonight.
 
2022-03-30 4:57:57 PM  

OldRod: I thought Lucifer was the "morning star"... I think Hubble took a wrong turn somewhere


Big J also refers to himself as morning star in Revelation: "I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star." Satan was the old-and-busted, Big J was the new hotness.

Earendel is a figure in Germanic mythology associated with dawn. The name was adapted for Christian use, with the Old English "Eala Earendel, engla beorhtast" (Tolkien's inspiration) being based on the Latin "O oriens, splendor lucis."
 
2022-03-30 5:35:26 PM  
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2022-03-30 5:40:02 PM  

COMALite J: cretinbob: I guess we now the next target for Webb
The space telescope done by not just one, not just two, but three space agencies covering much of the civilized world. NASA (USA), ESA (Europe), and CSA (China)! So it's the World-Wide Webb!


China has zero involvement with Webb. Indeed they have shown next to zero willingness to take part in collaborations with the U.S. Notice that they are not involved with the ISS or with Artemis. China has their own space station, its own Moon program, and is working on its own space telescopes.

CSA stands for the Canadian Space Agency.
 
2022-03-30 6:54:04 PM  

COMALite J: cretinbob: I guess we now the next target for Webb
The space telescope done by not just one, not just two, but three space agencies covering much of the civilized world. NASA (USA), ESA (Europe), and CSA (China)! So it's the World-Wide Webb!

PirateKing: What a wild coincidence that this star had the same name as the star in the Lord of the Rings. That's amazing!
Yeah, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is gonna be fun tonight.


And the waiting list for observation is probably years long
Of course they do bump things up if they are important enough
 
2022-03-30 7:27:18 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: COMALite J: cretinbob: I guess we now the next target for Webb
The space telescope done by not just one, not just two, but three space agencies covering much of the civilized world. NASA (USA), ESA (Europe), and CSA (China)! So it's the World-Wide Webb!

China has zero involvement with Webb. Indeed they have shown next to zero willingness to take part in collaborations with the U.S. Notice that they are not involved with the ISS or with Artemis. China has their own space station, its own Moon program, and is working on its own space telescopes.

CSA stands for the Canadian Space Agency.

Thanks for the correction. I was just wanting the "World Wide Webb" joke to work.
 
2022-03-30 7:34:18 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Indeed they have shown next to zero willingness to take part in collaborations with the U.S. Notice that they are not involved with the ISS or with Artemis. China has their own space station, its own Moon program, and is working on its own space telescopes.



China is blocked by the US from participating in any Western space programs. That's why they have to do everything themselves or with Russia.
 
2022-03-31 12:14:43 AM  
What will we find in this universe next?
 
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