RING REMNANTS The mighty ridge adorning Saturn’s moon Iapetus has steep slopes, which researchers suggest is a sign that debris falling from space stacked up and formed mountains on the moon’s surface.
JPL, Space Science Institute, NASA
ALL FED UP NGC 1316 (left) has become the giant monster it is today because of collisions with other galaxies.
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, seen orbiting the moon in this artist’s illustration, slammed into the lunar surface April 18, marking the end of its 224-day mission.
NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission ended April 18.
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Interspersed with the plot of Particle Fever are artful explanatory animations and commentary by six articulate physicists. Through these characters, we learn that the Higgs is a stepping stone toward a deeper understanding of the universe.