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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.

Spiderlings crowd over their mother

KIDS TODAY  Tiny yellow spiderlings (shown close up) crowd over their gray mother, whom they will eventually eat.

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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