In the May 27 SN: Genetic intruders, seeing Chaco in a new light, an artificial womb, Mars’ origin revisited, domestication of the horse, glimpsing Earth’s glacial past, what’s in a fang blenny’s bite and more.
TWO CASSINIS The Cassini spacecraft has become famous for its stunning views of Saturn, including this image of the unlit side of the rings taken in 2012. But what do we know about the man Cassini was named for?
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FAR OUT Mars may have formed near what’s now the asteroid belt, much farther away from the sun than the other rocky planets.
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SUN BLOCK A total solar eclipse (one shown from 2012) is one of nature’s most awesome spectacles. In advance of one that will sweep across the United States in August, publishers are releasing a spate of new solar eclipse books.
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