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The James Webb Space Telescope has reached its new home at last

The James Webb Space Telescope has finally arrived at its new home. After a Christmas launch and a month of unfolding and assembling itself in space, the new space observatory reached its final destination, a spot known as L2. Guiding the telescope to…

Scientists May Have Found The Fifth Force Of Nature

Researchers at Fermi National Laboratory, or Fermilab, in Illinois, have found new evidence suggesting that a subatomic particle called a muon does not follow known laws of physics and indicates existence of the fifth force of nature. Muons look a lot…

NASA Successfully Deployed Its James Webb Telescope In Space

NASA  took a big step on Saturday after the successful deployment of its James Webb telescope in space, the agency said. The risky manoeuver, which NASA has never performed before, marked the last stage of the telescope’s 50 major deployments. NASA te…

Simplest Cell Of Life Just Discovered In Interstellar Space

Víctor Rivilla & his colleagues at the Spanish Astrobiology Centre in Madrid have made an astonishing discovery. The team identified a vital component of the simplest phospholipid in space. If you don’t know, phospholipids are molecules that made …

Brightest X-Ray “Cow” Supernova Observed By Astronomers

Almost four years ago, astronomers discovered a supernova that didn’t fit in:  AT2018cow  – simply known as the "Cow" – was brighter and shorter than other such events. It turned out to be the first of several unusual stellar explosions. N…

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