Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: Aurora, Uranus, and James Webb
When speaking about the cosmos, it can be difficult to conceptualize our universe, and it often beckons more questions.
Such is the case with the James Webb telescope. Recent images have revealed the most distant galaxy in the universe. It was formed 300 million years after the Big Bang and it's located 13.4 billion lightyears away. What will the James Webb reveal next? How much further can we peal back the layers of history?
Closer to home, Venus was in conjunction with the crescent moon this morning, the space station has been making evening passes across the northern sky, and Uranus will be visible (with the aid of any pair of binoculars) just above Mars. Depending on the forecast, Saturday night could bring a good opportunity for viewing the Northern Lights.