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James Webb telescope produces an unparalleled view of the ghostly light in galaxy clusters

December 5, 2022
In clusters of galaxies there is a fraction of stars which wander off into intergalactic space because they are pulled out by huge tidal forces generated between the galaxies in the cluster.

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James Webb telescope produces an unparalleled view of the ghostly light in galaxy clusters

China's two meteorological satellites put into operation


China's two meteorological satellites put into operation

December 3, 2022
Two meteorological satellites, along with their ground application systems, have officially started operation, said the China Meteorological Administration.

Lagoon dries up as drought grips Peru

December 2, 2022
The rainy season in this part of South America should have started in September, but the area is experiencing its driest period in almost a half century, affecting more than 3,000 communities in the central and southern Andes of Peru.

Mysteriously bright flash is black hole jet pointing straight toward Earth

December 1, 2022
Earlier this year, astronomers were keeping tabs on data from the Zwicky Transient Facility, an all-sky survey based at the Palomar Observatory in California, when they detected an extraordinary flash in a part of the sky where no such light had been observed the night before.

Researchers discover Egypt's oldest tomb oriented to winter solstice

November 30, 2022
Researchers of the University of Malaga (UMA) and the University of Jaen (UJA) have discovered Egypt's oldest tomb oriented to the winter solstice.

China's latest manned space mission blasts off

November 30, 2022
China's latest manned space mission blasted off on Tuesday evening, with three taikonauts embarking on a half-year-long mission that will see them officially finalise the construction of the Tiangong space station.

Astrophysicists hunt for second-closest supermassive black hole

November 28, 2022
Two astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have suggested a way to observe what could be the second-closest supermassive black hole to Earth, a behemoth 3 million times the mass of the Sun, hosted by the dwarf galaxy Leo I.

New European supercomputer inaugurated in Italy

November 25, 2022
The Commission together with the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU), the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research and the CINECA consortium inaugurated Europe's latest supercomputer LEONARDO, located at the Bologna Technopole, in Italy.

European Space Agency presents new generation of astronauts

November 25, 2022
The European Space Agency has chosen 17 new astronaut candidates from more than 22 500 applicants from across its Member States.

NASA selects Rocket Lab to launch TROPICS mission

November 24, 2022
Rocket Lab USA has been selected by NASA to launch the Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) mission, as part of the agency's Venture-class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR) launch services contract.
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