The huge scientific effort to study Notre-Dame’s ashes

Last year’s fire at Paris’s beloved cathedral shocked the world. Now, researchers are making use of the unprecedented opportunity to study its innards.

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Partial view of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was partially destroyed in April 2019.

The devastating fire at Notre-Dame de Paris last April destroyed the cathedral’s roof and spire. Credit: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty

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Nature 577, 153-154 (2020)

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-00008-5

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