Science

    • NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is finally complete

      NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is finally complete

      Following more than two decades of design and construction, engineers have now finally put the last remaining pieces in place for NASA’s next generation orbiting observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope. Built to succeed Hubble as NASA’s premier space telescope, the now-complete instrument will take our space exploration capabilities to whole new levels, with the sensitivity to spot a single firefly a million kilometers away.

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    • New world-class laboratories open to EU researchers

      New world-class laboratories open to EU researchers

      Researchers from across Europe will now have even more opportunities to use the Joint Research Centre's state-of-the-art facilities. After a first round of the open access initiative, in which nearly 100 eligible proposals were received from 92 research institutions, further laboratories of the Commission's in-house science and knowledge service are now available to external scientists.

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    • EU Parliament approves €160bn for science and tech programmes

      EU Parliament approves €160bn for science and tech programmes

      In their last meeting before the May 23-26 elections, EU Parliament lawmakers have taken a series of decisions on the bloc’s signature research programmes and gave the green light to Horizon Europe – research funding platform that includes space and digital programmes. The fund that was approved, however, are nearly €26bn less than what the European Parliament had said would be needed for the Horizon programme, which they priced at €120bn.

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    • NASA's new planet hunter is on

      NASA's new planet hunter is on

      NASA's newest planet-hunting satellite officially began its two-year science mission last Wednesday after 12 years of planning. Short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS even started gathering science data already and it will transit its first observations to Earth in August, thereafter periodically every 13.5 days, mission team members said in a statement.

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