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This is the picture which Etienne Klein, a renowned physicist, philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, posted to Twitter claiming - as a joke - that it was the latest astonishing photograph from the cutting edge James Webb Space Telescope of the star Proxima Centauri

Silly sausage! French physicist forced to apologise for ‘planet’ photo that was a snap of chorizo

A prominent French physicist has been forced to apologise for a photograph that he said was from NASA’s new space telescope but which was in fact a piece of chorizo. Etienne Klein, a renowned philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, informed his followers that ‘no object belonging to Spanish charcuterie exists …

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Tonga’s volcano sent tons of water into the stratosphere. That could warm the Earth

When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15, it sent the equivalent of more than 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools’ worth of water into the stratosphere, researchers say. Tonga Geological Services hide caption toggle caption Tonga Geological Services When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15, it sent the equivalent of more …

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New optical switch could lead to ultrafast all-optical signal processing

An artist’s illustration of an optical switch, splitting light pulses based on their energies. Credit: Y. Wang, N. Thu, and S. Zhou Engineers at Caltech have developed a switch—one of the most fundamental components of computing—using optical, rather than electronic, components. The development could aid efforts to achieve ultrafast all-optical signal processing and computing. Optical …

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James Webb Space Telescope’s 1st stunning photo is now a dress

The clearest and most detailed image of the distant universe ever taken, captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), was released on July 11, 2022.  This image, dubbed Webb’s First Deep Field, captures a scene brimming with the oldest galaxies scientists have ever seen. Now, this groundbreaking image is being celebrated through fashion. Since …

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A 25-ton Chinese rocket booster will crash to Earth Saturday. What’s the risk?

The core stage of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket is set to tumble uncontrollably back to Earth next week, in a reentry that China is tracking closely and has said poses little risk.  The roughly 25-ton (23 metric tons) rocket stage, which launched on July 24 to deliver the Wentian laboratory cabin module to …

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It’s time for another round of anxiety over a Chinese rocket booster falling back to Earth

Sometime this weekend, a massive booster from a Chinese rocket will begin an uncontrolled fall back to Earth from space — and because of its considerable size and weight, parts of it may survive the descent through our planet’s atmosphere and hit the ground. The chances of the rocket hitting anyone and killing them are …

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The James Webb Space Telescope is on the hunt for the universe’s 1st-ever supermassive black holes

Even NASA’s next-generation space observatory can’t manage to see supermassive black holes directly, but that doesn’t mean astronomers can’t use its data to better understand the mysterious behemoths. The opportunities are even on display in the first science-quality images from the James Webb Space Telescope (nicknamed JWST or Webb) that NASA unveiled on July 12. …

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Debris from massive Chinese booster rocket could fall to Earth early next week | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Hong Kong CNN  —  The remnants of the massive Chinese rocket that delivered a new module to its space station on Monday are expected to fall to Earth early next week, according to US Space …

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Splitting T. Rex Into 3 Species Becomes a Dinosaur Royal Rumble

The world’s most iconic dinosaur is undergoing an identity crisis. In February, a team of scientists posited that Tyrannosaurus rex was actually three distinct species. Instead of there being only one sovereign “tyrant lizard king,” their paper made the case for a royal family of supersized predators. Joining the king in the genus Tyrannosaurus would …

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