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NASA Triumphantly Unveils Full Set of Webb's First Images
Astronomy

NASA Triumphantly Unveils Full Set of Webb's First Images

Breathtaking pictures that include the deepest-ever infrared view of ancient galaxies offer a preview of the spectacular science in store for the most powerful space observatory in history...

By Lee Billings
New Record-Breaking Simulation Sheds Light on 'Cosmic Dawn'
Cosmology

New Record-Breaking Simulation Sheds Light on 'Cosmic Dawn'

THESAN—the largest, most detailed computer model of the universe’s first billion years yet made—is helping set expectations for observations from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope...

By Charles Q. Choi
Astronomers Gear Up to Grapple with the High-Tension Cosmos
Cosmology

Astronomers Gear Up to Grapple with the High-Tension Cosmos

A debate over conflicting measurements of key cosmological properties is set to shape the next decade of astronomy and astrophysics

By Anil Ananthaswamy
How the Higgs Boson Ruined Peter Higgs's Life
Particle Physics

How the Higgs Boson Ruined Peter Higgs's Life

A new biography of the physicist and the particle he predicted reveals his disdain for the spotlight

By Clara Moskowitz
Large Hadron Collider Seeks New Particles after Major Upgrade
Particle Physics

Large Hadron Collider Seeks New Particles after Major Upgrade

Long-awaited boosts to the world’s most powerful collider could spur breakthroughs in the hunt for physics beyond the Standard Model

By Daniel Garisto
God, Dark Matter and Falling Cats: A Conversation with 2022 Templeton Prize Winner Frank Wilczek
Particle Physics

God, Dark Matter and Falling Cats: A Conversation with 2022 Templeton Prize Winner Frank Wilczek

The physics Nobelist and author has not exactly found religion—but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped looking

By Zeeya Merali

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    Beginnings and Endings

  • News

    Physicists Find a Shortcut to Seeing an Elusive Quantum Glow

  • Betelgeuse 'Great Dimming' Mystery Solved by Satellite Photobomb

  • Troubled U.S. Neutrino Project Faces Uncertain Future--and Fresh Opportunities

  • Canadian Telescope Delivers Deepest-Ever Radio View of Cosmic Web

  • Will NASA Save Europe's Beleaguered Mars Rover?

  • Opinion

    Cosmic Collisions Yield Clues about Exoplanet Formation

  • Space Won't Be Safe until the U.S. and China Can Cooperate

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