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Vera Rubin's Numbers

Evidence for dark matter is visible in this elegant set of simple charts, rooted in data published decades ago

STAFFDecember 30, 2016 — Jen Christiansen

Solar Superstorms, Illustrated

An executive order calling for more preparedness and better forecasting for space weather is creating a buzz about electromagnetic storms. What are they?

STAFFNovember 17, 2016 — Jen Christiansen

Landing on Mars: How and When

A graphic from the Scientific American archive provides context for this month’s Mars landing attempt

STAFFOctober 19, 2016 — Jen Christiansen

Autophagy, Illustrated

A graphic from the Scientific American archive shows how cells clean house—the basics behind this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

STAFFOctober 9, 2016 — Jen Christiansen

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