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New telescope reshaping ideas about how universe began  

Orbiting the sun nearly 1.6 million kms from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope is reshaping the way scientists understand the universe and its origins, astronomers have told a Vatican-sponsored meeting. Source: CNS.


Exploring the benefits and pitfalls of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has exploded in popularity in the past 12 months, but some prominent thinkers are warning against its adoption on ethical grounds, the Assembly of Catholic Professionals in Brisbane heard last week. Source: The Catholic Leader.


Australian Jesuit astronomer looks to the heavens

When is an astronomer not really an astronomer? When he has trouble distinguishing Venus from Sirius. But Matthew Pinson SJ explains why that didn’t cloud his recent experience at the Vatican Observatory Summer School. Source: Australian Jesuits.

India Science

Indian bishops over the moon with lunar mission

India’s Catholic bishops have lauded scientists and technicians of the Indian Space Research Organisation for the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on the lunar surface. Source: UCA News.

Peace Science

Pope to focus on AI in World Peace Day message

Signalling the Vatican’s growing engagement in efforts to ensure the ethical development of new technologies, the Vatican has announced that “Artificial Intelligence and Peace” will be the theme for the next World Day of Peace. Source: NCR Online.

Education Science

Catholic astronauts set to blast off to Planet Adelaide

Students from Our Lady of Good Counsel School, Deepdene, will represent Victoria after winning the state final of The Andy Thomas Space Foundation’s “Kids in Space” program. Source: Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools.


Pope tells young scientists to seek surprises in scientific discovery

Scientists studying the cosmos should be willing to be surprised by what their research reveals about the immensity and complexity of the universe, Pope Francis has told a group of rising astronomers. Source: CNS.

HIgher Education Science

Young scientists give old physics equipment a new life

The University of Notre Dame Australia has donated its excess physics equipment to Western Australian primary schools to help encourage more students to embrace and pursue a career in science.

Pope Francis Science

Satellite with Pope Francis’ words launches into space

A satellite with Pope Francis’ words from a blessing given during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic was successfully launched into space on Monday. Source: CNA.