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WISE satellite

BACKYARD WORLDS  By scrutinizing images taken by NASA’s WISE satellite (illustrated), volunteers can help a group of astronomers find undiscovered space objects.

Jupiter

LOOKING UP  Data from NASA's Juno spacecraft are revealing new details of Jupiter, from the swirling cyclones at the planet's poles (south pole, shown) to its great white ovals, storms and stripes of gas.

human brain

SMART GENES  A large genetic study turns up more genes that may help build intelligence into the brain.

simulation of magnetic fields on HAT-P 7b

COLORED LINES  In this simulation of HAT-P 7b’s magnetic field lines, strong lines are shown in blue and magenta. Weaker lines are green and yellow. These magnetic field lines influence winds on the distant world, making them blow both east and west, a new study says. The stronger the lines, the wilder the winds.



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