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The James Webb Space Telescope is set to explore the early Universe
After a series of delays, the James Webb Space Telescope is at last scheduled for launch on 25 December. Its instruments have been designed to observe the most distant objects in the Universe.
A Planetary System that Could Support Life
Seven Earth-sized planets have been detected orbiting Trappist-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star in our galactic neighborhood. Some of them appear to be potentially habitable. The latest results of this...
ALMA: the Universe in Detail
Keenly awaited by the astronomy community, the ALMA interferometer observatory is expected to attain full capacity in 2018. Meanwhile, this exceptional instrument is already doing great science.
How Many Sexes Are There?
The Legacy of World War I
The Machine that Selected the Citizens of Athens
Science fiction throws light on the present
What nanoparticles do to our cells
First-ever physical model consistent with the history of the Earth-Moon system