European space telescope aims to solve the mystery of the ‘dark universe’

Annotated depiction of the Euclid satellite from two angles, the cold side and the hot side.  It also details the part of the night sky it will scan

Receive free updates on Space exploration We will send you a myFT Daily Digest email rounding up the latest Space exploration news every morning. The European Space Agency is set to launch a €1.4bn space telescope to map the billions of galaxies across the cosmos, providing vital clues for scientists trying to unravel the mystery … Read more

Scientists try to solve the mystery of the helium nucleus – and end up more confused than ever

An illustration of a helium atom, with two protons and neutrons in its nucleus.

One of nature’s simplest elements is giving scientists a major headache after new research shows that protons and neutrons in helium atoms don’t behave as theory suggests they should. The mismatch between theoretical predictions of how these particles behave and what they actually do could point to new physics beyond the Standard Model, the reigning … Read more