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Hunt for Alien Life Tops Next-Gen Wish List for U.S. Astronomy
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Hunt for Alien Life Tops Next-Gen Wish List for U.S. Astronomy

A major report outlining the highest priorities and recommendations for U.S. astronomy has finally been released, revealing the shape of things to come

By Lee Billings
The Nail-Biting Journey of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Is About to Begin
Astronomy

The Nail-Biting Journey of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Is About to Begin

Before it can study the first stars and galaxies, the observatory must endure a sea voyage, a rocket launch and an all-or-nothing deployment sequence in deep space

By Nikk Ogasa

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    New Views across the Galaxy

  • News

    Could Gravity's Quantum Origins Explain Dark Energy?

  • New Universal Force Tested by Blasting Neutrons through Crystal

  • SpaceX's Starship Could Rocket-Boost Research in Space

  • FAST, the World's Largest Radio Telescope, Zooms in on a Furious Cosmic Source

  • Mercury Dazzles in New Close-up from BepiColombo Mission

  • Opinion

    Planetary Defense Is Good--but Is Planetary Offense Better?

  • Death, Physics and Wishful Thinking

  • Was Our Universe Created in a Laboratory?

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