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  • In 2010, the Spitzer Space Telescope detected evidence of a complex form of carbon that had never been seen in extraterrestrial environments. Jan Cami recounts the discovery of buckminsterfullerene in space.

    • Paul Woods
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  • Michael Werner, project scientist of the Spitzer Space Telescope and emeritus chief scientist for astronomy and physics at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, discusses the legacy of one of NASA’s Great Observatories.

    • Paul Woods
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  • Harry Cliff, a particle physicist, a Fellow of Modern Science at the Science Museum in London and the main curator of The Sun: Living with our Star, discusses the exhibition with Nature Astronomy.

    • Marios Karouzos
    • Luca Maltagliati
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  • Mitchell C. Begelman, Professor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and a black hole expert, discusses the start of the field with Nature Astronomy.

    • Marios Karouzos
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  • We asked the same five questions to eleven astronomers who now work in different fields in order to understand their career paths, their motivations to leave astronomy and the skills that helped them in their transition.

    • Marios Karouzos
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  • Choreographer Alexander Whitley, scientist Hugh Mortimer and educator Rachel Evans discuss the dance work 8 Minutes with Nature Astronomy.

    • Marios Karouzos
    • May Chiao
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  • Dante Lauretta, Principal Investigator of the NASA OSIRIS-REx mission, discusses his experience with designing Xtronaut, a space-themed board game for the whole family.

    • Luca Maltagliati
    • Marios Karouzos
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  • As part of the dark matter Insight, Joshua Frieman, co-founder and director of the Dark Energy Survey collaboration, tells us about the ambitious project aiming to probe the origin of cosmic acceleration.

    • Iulia Georgescu
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