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Venus' wave

PUT A BOW ON IT  A bow-shaped structure arches vertically across Venus in this infrared image taken with JAXA’s Akatsuki spacecraft. Whiter colors represent warmer temperatures, showing that the odd structure is hotter than other areas of the atmosphere.

tree rings

ANTIQUE RINGS  The rings in trees buried by volcanic eruptions hundreds of millions of years ago show evidence of climate variations caused by the 11-year solar cycle, researchers report.

illustration of Jupiter-sized gas blobs

DUCK! Blobs of gas roughly the mass of Jupiter (several illustrated) could form near the black hole at the center of the Milky Way and shoot into intergalactic space.

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