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5/2/15 Cover
Chilesaurus

MIX AND MATCH  Fossils found in Chile reveal a new dinosaur species with a mishmash of anatomy — a little bit T. rex and a little bit Brontosaurus.

Westerlund 2

EYE IN THE SKY  A stellar nursery 20,000 light-years from Earth known as Westerlund 2 showcases the Hubble Space Telescope’s sharp vision in an image taken in honor of the observatory’s 25th anniversary.

leg bone

CANNIBAL CHEW  Human tooth marks and pounding damage (in boxed area) on a 14,700-year-old human leg bone excavated from a British cave indicate that ritual cannibalism was practiced there, researchers say.

WARMING WORLD  Extremely hot weather — like the drought that dried up this swimming hole in Australia — and pounding rainfall are on the rise thanks in large part to human-caused climate change.

Voorwerpje

GREEN GOBLIN  Filaments of gas known as voorwerpjes (green) orbit the galaxy UGC 7342 in this image from the Hubble Space Telescope. The galaxy is about 650 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices.



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