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James Webb offers new perspective on something closer to home: Jupiter

James Webb offers new perspective on something closer to home: Jupiter

Scientists are buzzing over new infrared images of Jupiter, including its icy moons which some think could harbour life in their vast undergound oceans.

  • by Kenneth Chang

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Australia needs gravity-wave detector to boost scientific standing, says professor

Australia needs gravity-wave detector to boost scientific standing, says professor

Distinguished physicist Susan Scott wants Australia to take its place among global science heavyweights by building a gravity-wave detector.

  • by Stuart Layt
The cosmos reveals itself. Have we lost the ability to be astounded?
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NASA

The cosmos reveals itself. Have we lost the ability to be astounded?

NASA’s James Webb telescope peers towards the beginning of time. But confused and jaded in the post-truth period, can we hold a feeling of awe any more?

  • by Tony Wright
Hit twice by a lightning strike
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Column 8

Hit twice by a lightning strike

Has there ever been a positive invasion for the invaded?

James Webb sees billions of years into the past. How could it shape the future?
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NASA

James Webb sees billions of years into the past. How could it shape the future?

The successor to the Hubble telescope could answer key questions like whether aliens exist and how the universe began. How does Webb work and what does it mean?

  • by Sherryn Groch
Scientists locate exact Martian crater that launched ‘Black Beauty’ meteorite

Scientists locate exact Martian crater that launched ‘Black Beauty’ meteorite

Curtin University astro-geologists used a supercomputer and special algorithm to make the discovery, which will deepen knowledge of the time the solar system formed.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
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Dying stars and dancing galaxies revealed in spectacular new Webb telescope images

Dying stars and dancing galaxies revealed in spectacular new Webb telescope images

NASA has unveiled a new set of images from its powerful James Webb Space Telescope.

  • by Seth Borenstein
‘Exquisite’: Marvel of modern engineering reveals our cosmic origins
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Astronomy

‘Exquisite’: Marvel of modern engineering reveals our cosmic origins

Never before have we managed to capture this first twinkle, when a young universe stepped out of its dark ages with the ignition of the first stars.

  • by Sabine Bellstedt
First James Webb telescope image looks further into space – and time – than ever

First James Webb telescope image looks further into space – and time – than ever

The first in a series of images to be released from NASA’s new $15 billion telescope takes humanity closer to the dawn of the universe and the edge of the cosmos.

  • by Seth Borenstein
Ten years on from the God particle, we may have found a fifth force of nature
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Science

Ten years on from the God particle, we may have found a fifth force of nature

It took four decades to find. Homer Simpson predicted it. And, depending on who you ask, it could one day destroy the universe. What’s the Higgs boson? And what is left to discover?

  • by Sherryn Groch
A mystery rocket crashed into the moon – and no one (on Earth) is owning up

A mystery rocket crashed into the moon – and no one (on Earth) is owning up

Some are speculating China could be behind the rocket but scientists aren’t sure.

  • by Jamie Johnson