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Ceres

HINTS OF LIFE?  Organic matter has been detected on Ceres, shown, suggesting the dwarf planet hosts the building blocks of life.

seagrass

NATURAL CLEANERS  Seagrasses, flowering plants that grow in shallow seas, can decrease bacterial contamination in the surrounding water.

Supernova 1987A

SHINE BRIGHT  Supernova 1987A shone as a brilliant point of light near the Tarantula Nebula (pink cloud) in the Large Magellanic Cloud, as pictured from an observatory in Chile.

Naica mine in Chihuahua, Mexico

IN DEEP  Samples from fluid pockets in crystals inside Mexico's Naica mine in Chihuahua revealed life-forms that may have been trapped in the minerals for up to 50,000 years.



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