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Volume 15, Number 16
October 4, 2009

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Also in this section:
Ants "borrow" a rose garden
If you think the insects are bad in Panama...
People who shaped the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Martin Moynihan
More than four million getting life-saving HIV treatment
Soaring in the rain


If you think that the insects are bad in Panama, think of how much worse they might be in
The Bug Nebula


Hubble Telescope image by NASA

Do they look like dainty butterfly wings? Actually, what you see are roiling gases superheated to 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit and moving at some 600,000 miles per hour. Welcome to the Bug Nebula, also known as Planetary Nebula NGC 6302. It's about 3,800 light-years away from us, within our Milky Way galaxy in the constellation Scorpius. When what we see here happened, people in Eastern North America were just learning how to plant corn; and Abraham, whose descendants founded the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, was wandering around the Middle East.



Also in this section:
Ants "borrow" a rose garden
If you think the insects are bad in Panama...
People who shaped the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Martin Moynihan
More than four million getting life-saving HIV treatment
Soaring in the rain


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