In the June 24 SN: Unlikely worlds around dim red stars, bacteria to the rescue, flamingos’ balancing act, Jupiter up close, hominid origins revisited, spacetime shakes again, ladybug wing origami and more.
UP AND OUT Seven hundred years ago, a New Zealand volcano (a 19th century eruption is illustrated here) spewed out seven zircon crystals that are providing a peek at the state of magma in underground chambers.
ALL CRACKED UP This crack in the Larsen C ice shelf has grown 17 kilometers in recent days.
Jefferson Beck (USRA)/NASA
DEADLY DISASTER The quake that ruptured off the coast of Sumatra on December 26, 2004, was one of the deadliest earthquakes in history, mostly because it set off an enormous tsunami that destroyed nearby island communities.