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telescope in Argentina

LYING IN WAIT  The New Horizons team spread 24 of these small telescopes around southern Argentina to catch a cosmic coincidence.

Ceres

MUDDY OCEAN?  The dwarf planet Ceres could have once been a ball of mud with a solid core, a new model suggests.

tardigrade

LIFE GOES ON  They may look like microscopic caterpillars, but don’t let their quaint appearance fool you — water bears are no joke. These creatures, shown here in a 3-D rendered illustration, will probably soldier on long after humans are gone.

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