In the Sept. 2 SN: Cassini’s curtain call, next-gen birth control, gene editing in human embryos, neutrinos caught hitting nuclei, Canaanite DNA, pollination foiled by light pollution, a map of dark matter, an ancient sea worm and more.
TEENY TINY ANTENNAS A new type of micrometer-thick chip could one day transmit signals from devices embedded in our clothes or even our bodies.
THE KITCHEN SINK There are a lot of ways to study the sun, as shown in this multi-wavelength mosaic from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. During the eclipse, physicists will take every possible route to figuring out why the corona is so hot.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
FICKLE FLAMES Streamers and filaments encircled most of the sun during a solar eclipse in 2016, when the sun’s activity was waning. The Aug. 21 solar eclipse will show physicists what the corona looks like when solar activity has quieted down even more.