By Nada Salem, Physics & Astronomy editor Few events mark the beginning of a new age in astronomy the way that the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) did last summer. In July 2022, the first full-colour images from the honeycomb-shaped JWST stunned the world. They captured moments from the infancy of the universe beamed from […]
Could space travel hold the key to saving the earth?
Sonya Neilson, Physics & Astronomy co-editor In 1968, NASA’s Apollo 8 mission became the first manned spacecraft to orbit the moon. Lunar module pilot William Anders was watching the grey moonscape drift past when suddenly a sliver of blue light appeared on the horizon. That sliver of blue rose above the cratered surface and resolved […]