Darren Orf

Innovation
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The Webb Telescope will drop everything to observe the next interstellar object

Comet? Asteroid? Alien? Webb could suss out these strange interlopers.

reveal yourself!

How the Webb Telescope will unveil the mysteries of cosmic star-making factories

Scientists know galaxy mergers play a big role in forming today’s universe. They just don’t know how they work.

Science

The answer to the Planet Nine mystery could come sooner than you think

Is it a planet, a black hole, or a group of planets? One astronomer has an ambitious idea to find out.

Science

Scientists just laid the cornerstone of our quantum internet future

And the mortar holding it together is teleportation.