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James Webb Telescope sights distant small planets

James Webb Telescope sights distant small planets

BALTIMORE — When the James Webb Space Telescope was first imagined, exoplanets hadn’t even been discovered yet. Now the observatory is showing astronomers what it can learn about planets orbiting other stars, including smaller ones. Since its launch in December 2021, JWST had already “sniffed” the atmospheres of Jupiter-sized planets orbiting extremely close to their …

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Neptune, from the James Webb Space Telescope.

Solar eclipse, meteor showers, planets coming to the sky near you in 2023

2022 has been a memorable year in astronomy. The James Webb Telescope began returning stellar images from all over the universe, two lunar eclipses graced the night sky, and Mars was back – big, bright, and shining like an orange beacon. So, what are the must-see events in the sky in 2023? Get your calendars …

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Experts urgently warn of the need to tackle the planet's biodiversity loss

Experts urgently warn of the need to tackle the planet’s biodiversity loss

Despite efforts to mitigate biodiversity loss, global species extinction continues to accelerate at an unprecedented rate, climate experts have warned ahead of the world’s largest gathering of environment ministers on biodiversity . “The biggest challenge to biodiversity, of course, is climate change (and, in the ocean, its evil twin, ocean acidification),” said Robin Craig, professor …

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'Ten Planets' Review: A Philosophical Exercise in Cosmic Proportions |  Arts |  The Harvard Crimson

‘Ten Planets’ Review: A Philosophical Exercise in Cosmic Proportions | Arts | The Harvard Crimson

Given Mexican author Yuri Herrera’s academic background in political science, readers often expect his work to function as an allegory for social issues. Herrera resists these interpretations. In an interview with Latin American Literature Today, he said clearly, “I don’t write thesis novels. Instead of structuring a novel around pointed critiques or proposed ideologies, Herrera …

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False claim similar warming on Earth, other planets

False claim similar warming on Earth, other planets

The claim: Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Neptune and Pluto have all warmed up in the past hundred years According to NASA, greenhouse gas emissions released by human activities are causing the Earth’s average temperature to warm. However, some social media users are sharing a post that implies humans are not responsible for this warming, instead postulating …

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