This week, NASA unveiled the first batch of color images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. NBC News’ Aaron Gilchrist spoke with an astrophysicist from the Webb team about what scientists hope they can discover about the universe from the recent release of the spectacular images.
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Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero / The Daily Beast / GettyOur search for alien life is getting serious. With better telescopes and a growing scientific consensus that we’re probably not alone in the universe, we’re beginning to look farther and wider across the vastness of space for evidence of extraterrestrials.But it’s possible we’re looking for too few signs in too few places. Having evolved on Earth, surrounded by Earth life, we assume alien life would look and behave like terrestrial li
Back in 2019, Google proudly announced they had achieved what quantum computing researchers had sought for years: proof that the esoteric technique could outperform traditional ones. To be clear, no one is saying Google lied or misrepresented its work — the painstaking and groundbreaking research that led to the quantum supremacy announcement in 2019 is still hugely important. You can read the full story of how Google took quantum from theory to reality in the original article, but here's the very short version.
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Etienne Klein apologized for misleading some Twitter followers with his "scientist's joke."
The James Webb Space Telescope was recently the subject of a not-so-charming prank.
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NASA gives overall mission briefing about the upcoming Artemis I moon mission; the uncrewed flight will travel about 60 miles above the surface of the moon. (Aug. 5)
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For Ben Novak, it started with a dead sheep. The horned beast’s head had hung on the wall of the museum at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota for as long as he could remember, commemorating the president who was the father of the American conservation movement.
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The planet and the way we live on it are constantly changing. Buena Vista Images via Getty Images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. What will the Earth be like in 500 years? — Lotte, Brookline, Massachusetts Scientists can make some pretty accurate forecasts about the future. But predicting what the Earth will be like 500 years from now is a difficult task because there are many
it's been 50 years in the making and NASA's finally announcing their biggest step back to the moon.
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Étienne Klein revealed a photo he tweeted was not from the James Webb Space Telescope. Instead, he said, he had posted an image of a slice of chorizo.
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Ten years ago, NASA successfully landed its fourth robot on Mars: the Curiosity rover. It has driven only 18 miles, but what a ride it has been. Michelle Miller has more.
Last night, the country launched its first-ever lunar mission — in fact, its first-ever mission beyond low Earth orbit. Formerly called the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO), the mission, managed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), is now named Danuri, a play on the Korean words for "moon" and "enjoy." Its primary goal is to test South Korea's lunar spacecraft technology before it makes a bid to land on the surface, tentatively in 2030 if all goes well.
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The Boulder, Colorado-based company produces a range of small space vehicles for customers at the U.S. Department of Defense and NASA, and its new 31,000 square foot plant is dedicated to building cubesats.
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Scientists have spotted one of the earliest and oldest galaxies ever seen, in the latest surprise to come out of the James Webb Space Telescope. Images taken of the distant universe show a host of distant galaxies, including some of the furthest away than we have ever seen.
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LET’S UNPACK THAT: As a new social media trend encourages women to use their bodily fluids as fragrance in order to attract the opposite sex, Olivia Petter examines what it says about society’s obsession with women’s bodies
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South Korea set off for the moon on Thursday. But it doesn’t want to stop there. “We are also considering using the moon as an outpost for space exploration,” Kwon Hyun-joon, director general of space and nuclear energy at South Korea’s Ministry of Science, said in a written response to questions. “Although we hope to explore the moon itself, we also recognize its potential to act as a base for further deep space exploration such as Mars and beyond.” South Korea’s lunar spacecraft, named Danuri,
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Photo Illustration by Erin O'Flynn/The Daily Beast/Getty“Imagine human beings have this tiny little band where you and I can tune in, and we find that that is less than a millionth of reality,” Buckminster Fuller once said. “Just think of it. This is reality—these are the realities—and you and I can see less than a millionth of reality.” Fuller might best be known today as the architectural designer behind the geodesic dome, but he saw all of his inventions as expressions of a lifelong effort to
In Florida, hot temperatures are affecting the sex of sea turtle hatchlings according to a Reuters report.
A French physicist posted a photo he claimed was from the James Webb Space Telescope, praising the 'level of detail' — it turned out to be a slice of chorizo
Etienne Klein posted a photo of chorizo sausage on his Twitter, joking that it was an image from the James Webb Space Telescope.
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A French scientist apologized for a joke he posted on Twitter, in which he claimed a photo of a chorizo was that of a star. Etienne Klein, who is the research director of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, posted a photo last week that he claimed was of Proxima Centauri, the closest…
The FCC has voted to support in-space manufacturing — this could help produce satellites and stations in orbit.