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A field of colorful spiral and elliptical galaxies on the black background of space.

Images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reveal a vivid landscape of galaxies whose colors give clues to their distances: The bluest galaxies are relatively nearby and often show intense star formation, while the redder galaxies tend to be more distant or contain copious amounts of dust.

A field of colorful spiral and elliptical galaxies on the black background of space.

Images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reveal a vivid landscape of galaxies whose colors give clues to their distances: The bluest galaxies are relatively nearby and often show intense star formation, while the redder galaxies tend to be more distant or contain copious amounts of dust.

The biggest scientific discoveries of 2023

From astrophysicists to archeologists, scientists discovered new things about the early universe and ancient life on earth in 2023.

Images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reveal a vivid landscape of galaxies whose colors give clues to their distances: The bluest galaxies are relatively nearby and often show intense star formation, while the redder galaxies tend to be more distant or contain copious amounts of dust.

   

From archaeological digs right here on Earth to an orbiting space telescope that can see more than 13 billion light years away, scientists in 2023 discovered new things about life on earth and the laws that govern our universe.

Reset revisits some of the biggest scientific discoveries in the past year.

GUEST: Voula Saridakis, curator of collections and archives, Museum of Science and Industry

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