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Learning to love our bugs

Click for a full size image Learning to love our bugs By Jerry Grillo The countless microorganisms that live inside us are more important than we realized as symbiotic partners in health Each of us is a mobile ecosystem teeming ...

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ALMA: the Universe in Detail

Star nursery in the Sculptor Galaxy seen here using observations from ALMA. ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/Erik ROSOLOWSKY Click for a full size image ALMA: the Universe in Detail Keenly awaited by the astronomy community, the ALMA interferometer observatory is expected to attain ...

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New Ceres Views as Dawn Moves Higher

This image of the limb of dwarf planet Ceres shows a section of the northern hemisphere. Prominently featured is Occator Crater, home of Ceres’ intriguing brightest areas. At 57 miles (92 kilometers) wide and 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) deep, Occator ...

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The Search For Dark Matter

Matter experiment. The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment was one of the biggest efforts to directly detect dark matter. It was located a mile deep in a former gold mine to minimize radioactive “noise.” Credit: Photo by C.H. Faham. Courtesy ...

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NASA Space Telescopes Pinpoint Elusive Brown Dwarf

This illustration depicts a newly discovered brown dwarf, an object that weighs in somewhere between our solar system’s most massive planet (Jupiter) and the least-massive known star. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Click for a full size image NASA Space Telescopes Pinpoint Elusive ...

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