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James Webb Space Telescope

At Mind Matters News: Astrophysicist: Webb finds may bring “revolutionary changes”

It doesn’t disprove the Big Bang, says Brian Koberlein… but read the fine print. Fermilab’s Don Lincoln gets the religious implications all wrong. Theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder thinks we don’t know what happened and never will — and that the Big Bang is a “creation myth” in the language of math. Read More ›

At Mind Matters News: Former astronaut names planet he thinks most likely to have life

Chris Hadfield points to Kepler-442b as Earth-like but some researchers defend the possibility of life even on tidally locked planets, in “edge” zones. Read More ›

James Webb telescope as a secular answer to Genesis

David Coppedge: Nevertheless, some reporters are salivating already about what this instrument will show. They are making predictions not just about the future but about the past: what this new instrument will reveal about the history of the universe, earth and life. Read More ›

Researchers: We might find extraterrestrial life in 5 to 10 years

Researchers: The new James Webb Space Telescope, which launches in October, “could feasibly detect ammonia around six gas dwarf planets after just a few orbits” Read More ›