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NASA’s Webb Reveals an Exoplanet Atmosphere as Never Seen Before

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope just scored another first: a molecular and chemical profile of a distant world’s skies. While Webb and other space telescopes, including NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer, previously have revealed isolated ingredients of this broiling planet’s atmosphere, the new readings from Webb provide a full menu of…
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NASA’s Webb Catches Fiery Hourglass as New Star Forms

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has revealed the once-hidden features of the protostar within the dark cloud L1527, providing insight into the beginnings of a new star. These blazing clouds within the Taurus star-forming region are only visible in infrared light, making it an ideal target for Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera…
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Solar Orbiter’s unprecedented view of the quiet corona

Versão portuguesa disponível aqui The ESA-led Solar Orbiter mission has experienced its second close encounter with the Sun. It is delivering more stunning data, and at higher resolution than ever before. The moment of closest approach took place on 12 October at 19:12 UTC, when Solar Orbiter was just 29%…
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This Universe’s most massive star just said “cheese!”

Located in the Tarantula Nebula at about 160,000 light-years from us, R136a1 is the most massive star we know across the whole Universe. Using the Gemini South telescope in Chile, astronomers recently managed to get the sharpest image ever made of the gigantic star. The image suggests that maybe such…
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NASA Confirms DART Mission Impact Changed Asteroid’s Motion in Space

Versão portuguesa disponível aqui Analysis of data obtained over the past two weeks by NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) investigation team shows the spacecraft's kinetic impact with its target asteroid, Dimorphos, successfully altered the asteroid’s orbit. This marks humanity’s first time purposely changing the motion of a celestial object…
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Soapbox Science Lisbon 2022 – Empowering Women in STEM

Soapbox Science comes on October 15th for the third time to Portugal, Lisbon. As a premier we will be found for the first time live in person at FICA Oeiras 🇵🇹 Versão portuguesa disponível aqui   Over the last decade large investment in science outreach and promotion of careers in Science,…
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SoapBox Science Lisbon 2022 – Article by Malgorzata Zakrzewska

Article by Malgorzata Zakrzewska 🇵🇹 Versão portuguesa disponível aqui     You Got this!   If there is one thing I’ve learned is all the management skills that we boost during the maternity leave, such as multitasking, scheduling, risk assessment, negotiating, problem(drama)-solving, stress/crisis control, communication (including non-verbal), or innovative thinking, and…
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SoapBox Science Lisbon 2022 – Article by Inês Navalhas

Article by Inês Navalhas 🇵🇹 Versão portuguesa disponível aqui   Science communication: a bridge between the past and the future of science   What role can science communication play in peoples’ lives? Image: Tom Dunne, American Scientist 2015. In history, there are several examples of the use and importance of science…
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SoapBox Science Lisbon 2022 – Article by Diana Marques

Article by Diana Marques 🇵🇹 Versão portuguesa disponível aqui The key ingredient of a recipe    I was raised in a big family. I have four brothers, and eating together has always been a time for bonding. We ate, enjoyed ourselves, and got caught up in conversations during that time. Interestingly,…
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