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    Truly Reaching for the Stars in 2016

    From the Mars rovers to the Star Wars reboot, interest in space hasn't been this high since America's moon landing. And once again, the Weizmann Institute is ahead of the curve: with some of the world's brightest young astrophysicists on campus, we are not only putting Israel on the star map, but advancing knowledge for all humankind.

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    New Space Telescopes Will Build on Israeli Experience

    The Weizmann Institute's stellar astrophysics team is developing a small, light satellite that will be equipped with a telescope searching in the ultraviolet range for events such as supernovas and black holes. The team is collaborating with Caltech and NASA, among others, on the satellite, which is a first for Weizmann – and for Israel.

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    Science Tips, June 2015

    Three updates from the the Weizmann Institute: colon cancer genes go back before moving forward, providing an opportunity for clinical intervention; UV light helps pinpoint why stars that explode as supernovas blow up in the first place; and identifying a personal olfactory ""fingerprint"" that could help screen organ donors and detect diseases such as Alzheimer's.

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    Science Tips, March 2015

    Four updates from Weizmann: an ancient skull may provide clues to human-Neanderthal mating; Weizmann and SpaceIL are holding an online trivia game about the moon for kids 6-18; working with Penn, scientists find that each heartbeat is a careful synchronization; the popular award for Israeli women postdocs is accepting applications.

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    Science Tips, August 2014

    Three updates from the labs of the Weizmann Institute: a new technique identifies the exact DNA sequences involved in regulating the fate of blood stem cells; theorizing that tiny black holes ate their way to becoming massive quasars; nanocubes can self-assemble into beautiful, complex structures.

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    A Multiple-Impact Origin for the Moon

    While the predominant theory for the Moon's existence was a single, massive impact with Earth, our satellite's origins were still mysterious. Now, complex computer simulations by Prof. Oded Aharonson show that the more likely explanation is multiple impacts of varying sizes that produced many moonlets; over time, these joined to form the Moon we know today.|

  • After the Collapse

    Scientists from the Weizmann Institute and San Diego State University have witnessed the biggest star explosion ever. Their findings support long-held theories about gigantic stars and black holes.

  • The Watery Birth of Stars

    Weizmann Institute scientists simulated the physical and chemical conditions in interstellar clouds, providing experimental evidence that the billions of stars in our universe began with water.

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    Weather on the Outer Planets Only Goes So Deep

    Since the ‘80s, when Voyager II discovered extremely high atmospheric winds on Uranus and Neptune, the vertical extent of those winds has been a scientific puzzle. Now, a team led by Weizmann's Dr. Yohai Kaspi has found a way, based on a novel method for analyzing gravitational fields, to determine an upper limit for the atmospheric layer's thickness.