Scientists make New Year’s resolutions like the rest of us, but their lists are just a little more ambitious.
In 2018, they plan to fly machines into the sun’s atmosphere, onto the surface of Mars and alongside an object 4 billion miles away in the Kuiper belt. They’ll deploy a gene-editing system inside the cells of living people to fight a cancer-causing virus. They’ll try to see the edge of a black hole, and to win seats in Congress.
And that’s only some of what they have in store.
Here are 11 science stories we can’t wait to follow in 2018.
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