Elizabeth A. Kessler is a lecturer in American studies at Stanford University. She is the author of Picturing the Cosmos: Hubble Space Telescope Images and the Astronomical Sublime (University of Minnesota Press).

Silicon Valley’s highly developed sense of self

Tech companies have long tried to put a human face on their latest innovations, with varying degrees of success

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The heart of M74, otherwise known as the Phantom Galaxy, recorded by the James Webb Telescope.

With the James Webb Telescope, star-gazing has become even more sublime

As data from NASA’s telescope is translated into images we can understand, the wonders it reveals are still out of this world

11 Sep 2022