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The disorderly birth of a new nebula surprises astronomers

‘Extreme stripping action’ led to disorderly birth of South Ring Nebula, Webb image reveals Nasa Orsola DeMarco, Macquarie University When the first five images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) were unveiled, one of them stared at me with two eyes. It was an image of the South Ring Nebula, NGC3132, and right in …

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Use of Whole Exome Sequencing and Carrier Screening for Birth Defects

Use of Whole Exome Sequencing and Carrier Screening for Birth Defects

Content sponsored by BGI GenomicsDecember 8, 2022Reviewed by Olivia Frost In this interview, NewsMedical speaks with Renyi Hua, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Diagnostics Specialist at International Peace Maternity and Children’s Hospital, Shanghai, China, about her experience using whole exome sequencing and carrier screening tests. What types of patients are treated at International Peace Maternity and …

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Max Planck and how the spectacular birth of quantum physics changed the world

Max Planck and how the spectacular birth of quantum physics changed the world

This is the first in a series of articles exploring the birth of quantum physics. We now live in the digital age. The landscape of technological wonders that surrounds us is something we owe to a hundred physicists who, at the dawn of the 20e century, were trying to figure out how atoms worked. They …

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Pristine piece of space rock found hours after hitting Earth may tell us about the birth of the solar system

Pristine piece of space rock found hours after hitting Earth may tell us about the birth of the solar system

At around 10 p.m. on the night of February 28, 2021, a ball of fire crossed the sky over England. The blazing alien visitor was seen by more than 1,000 people, and its descent was filmed by 16 dedicated UK Fireball Alliance meteor tracking cameras and numerous dashboard and doorbell cameras. With the time difference …

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Discover the birth of a new star: the Webb Space Telescope captures once-hidden features of a protostar

Discover the birth of a new star: the Webb Space Telescope captures once-hidden features of a protostar

The protostar in the dark cloud L1527, shown in this image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam), is embedded in a cloud of material fueling its growth. Ejections from the star have cleared cavities above and below, the edges of which glow orange and blue in this infrared view. Credits: NASA, …

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