SA Space & Physics Vol 5 Issue 1

Space & Physics

Volume 5, Issue 1

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NASA's DART Mission Could Help Cancel an Asteroid Apocalypse

Our planet is vulnerable to thousands of “city-killer” space rocks. If—when—one is found on a collision course with Earth, will we be ready to deflect it?

Dark Matter May Be Missing from This Newfound Galaxy, Astronomers Say

A growing number of galaxies seem to be bereft of the mysterious substance, posing fresh challenges for some of cosmology’s most cherished theories

The James Webb Space Telescope Has Launched: Now Comes the Hard Part

After years of delay, the most ambitious observatory ever built has at last left Earth. It now faces a high-stakes series of deployments in deep space


From the Editor
Cosmic-Level Anxiety
NASA Spacecraft 'Touches' the Sun for the First Time Ever
Scientists Plan Private Mission to Hunt for Earths around Alpha Centauri
In a First, Physicists Glimpse a Quantum Ghost
Heavy Metal Exoplanet Found Orbiting Nearby Star
Life Is Complicated--Literally, Astrobiologists Say
When Did Life Start in the Universe?