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From the Moon to Jupiter via Mars: Space exploration in 2022

The year 2022 will also be full of new space missions: from the Moon to Mars, to the moons of Jupiter, via the International Space Station, here are some of the projects that will take off in 2022! James Webb…

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Spring is back

While the temperatures of the last days of winter and the first shoots and buds on the trees had already announced it, on 20 March spring officially began again at 4:33 p.m. (Italian time). At that exact moment, the Sun…

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Are we children of stock cubes?

In primary school, we learned that life began in the "primordial soup", that is, in the warm ocean that covered part of the young Earth. On the contrary, perhaps it did not. According to some recent research, life developed on…

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Twinkle twinkle little star

The Star of the Magi competes with the Angel for the place of honour on the ridge-pole of the stable. Giotto began the tradition: enraptured by the passage of Halley’s comet in 1301, he was the first to paint the…

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St. Lucy’s night: a night of shooting stars

In Italy, St. Lucy’s night  is known traditionally as “the shortest night of the year”, but due to the passage of the Geminid meteor shower, it will also become the “brightest night of the year”. In fact, the night between…

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Wet moon, lucky moon

On Monday 26 October 2020, NASA revealed a sensational discovery about our Moon: there is definitely water, also on its sunlit surface. The announcement was made with a press conference streamed at 5 p.m. Italian time. The notion that there…

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The Sun is heating up again: a new solar cycle is beginning

Summer has just ended but the sun has yet to start to "warm up". Our star is a huge furnace that doesn't always work the same way but, like our mood, has ups and downs. There are times when the…

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Is there life on Venus?

We call them "Martians" because, in science fiction, Mars has always been the natural home of extraterrestrials. In fact, of all the planets in the solar system, Mars is the prime candidate to host life, after Earth, of course. Indeed,…

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The Fermi paradox

In our galaxy, the Milky Way, there are over 100 billion stars. Around us, we have discovered 100 billion more galaxies: we have not yet been able to see beyond them. Therefore, doing a simple multiplication, today we know that…

 
 
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