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Cover: Cover design by Penny E. Margolskee. The lower half of the cover is an image of a microbial mat community found at a depth of about 15 meters in Lake Vanda, Wright Valley, Antarctica; photo courtesy of Dale Andersen, SETI Institution. The upper half of the cover is a composite image of the Orion Nebula made by combining data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope; image courtesy of NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-California Institute of Technology, T. Megeath (University of Toledo), and M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute). The crescent on the center right is an ultraviolet image of the planet Venus as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope; image courtesy of NASA/JPL/Space Telescope Science Institute.
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