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exomoon illustration

IN AND OUT OF VIEW  A glimpse of a possible Neptune-sized exomoon around a Jupiter-sized exoplanet (shown in this artist’s illustration) is proving hard to confirm. 

Australia Telescope Compact Array

GLOBAL OBSERVATIONS  An odd stellar flare called the “Cow” was observed by telescopes around the world, including the Australia Telescope Compact Array (shown) near Narrabri, Australia.

radiation sign

RADIATION READOUT  Quickly examining personal electronics for radiation exposure could help triage medical treatment of radiation sickness after a nuclear disaster. 

desalination plant in Saudi Arabia

BRINE PRODUCERS  Many desalination plants, such as this one in Saudi Arabia, lie close to the coast so they can easily take in seawater to purify and flush an extremely salty brine waste product back into the ocean.



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