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illustrations of vampires

VAMPS  Creatures that feast on blood have evolved surprising ways to deal with all that fluid and protein, and to get the nutrients blood doesn’t offer. 

illustration of Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2

LOFTY LOOK  NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (shown in an artist’s illustration) launched in 2014 and is giving scientists an unprecedented peek into how carbon moves between land, atmosphere, and oceans on Earth.

illustration of neutron star collision

BRIGHT BURST  After two neutron stars slammed together, scientists detected gravitational waves, a burst of gamma rays and a glow from ejected material, shown in this artist’s conception.

Haumea's ring illustrated

RING AROUND THE DWARF PLANET  Haumea’s ring, shown in this artist’s illustration, revealed itself by momentarily blocking the light of a distant star.



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