James Webb Space Telescope Launch Timeline As It Happened

James Webb Space Telescope Launch Timeline As It Happened

The James Webb Space Telescope is safely stowed inside the fairing of ESA’s Ariane 5 launch vehicle, which is now on the launch pad undergoing final checks and fuelling for a targeted liftoff at 12:20 GMT / 13:20 CET on December 25 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace Ariane 5 Fueling is Complete … Read more

Ancient DNA From Neolithic Tombs in Britain Reveals the World’s Oldest Family Tree

Ancient DNA From Neolithic Tombs in Britain Reveals the World’s Oldest Family Tree

Hazleton Long Barrow. Credit: Courtesy of Corinium Museum, copyright Cotswold District Council Analysis of ancient DNA from one of the best-preserved Neolithic tombs in Britain has revealed that most of the people buried there were from five continuous generations of a single extended family. By analyzing DNA extracted from the bones and teeth of 35 … Read more

Heliospheric Imager Captures Comet Leonard

Stunning Views of Comet Leonard Captured From Two Sun-Watching Spacecraft

Frame from a movie captured by the SoloHI instrument on the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft of Comet Leonard on December 17-18, 2021. Credit: ESA/NASA/NRL/SoloHI Comet Leonard, a mass of space dust, rock, and ice about a kilometer across is heading for a close pass of the Sun on 3 January, and the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter … Read more

13% Mortality Rate in Fully Vaccinated Patients With Cancer Who Had Breakthrough COVID-19

COVID Death Concept

Data were collected before booster vaccine recommendation. The first study to evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of fully vaccinated patients with cancer who had breakthrough COVID-19 infections indicates they remained at high risk for hospitalization and death. The study, published today (December 24, 2021) in Annals of Oncology showed that fully vaccinated patients who … Read more