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EDITORIAL | Space discovery is wondrous, but ...

As astrophysicists explore space and discover new galaxies, it’s a pity we can’t solve social problems closer to home

12 July 2022 - 20:01

“We are going back almost to the beginning,” said Nasa administrator Bill Nelson on Tuesday at the unveiling of the first image from the James Webb space telescope. That’s back to beginning of the universe — a moment or so after the big bang — 13,5-billion years ago. Long, long before our own planet Earth was formed and even longer before humans were so much as a twinkle in evolution’s eye...

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