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asteroid bennu

ROUGH TERRAIN  The boulder-strewn asteroid Bennu, shown here in a mosaic of images taken by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on December 2, is full of water-rich minerals.

gecko on water

ON THE MOVE  This composite image tracks the gait of a gecko as it crosses a tank of water, staying at the surface by slapping the water with its feet and getting some extra help from surface tension.


CARBON CAP  Globally, people emitted more carbon dioxide from fossil fuels in 2018 than  ever before.

metamaterial unit cells

MAGNETICALLY MALLEABLE  A new magnetically tunable metamaterial contains many “unit cells” (like these pictured above) composed of plastic tubes filled with tiny bits of iron and oil. 

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