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September 2021 Issue

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Staring at the sun—a close (but safe) look at our home star
Staring at the sun—a close (but safe) look at our home star
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In This Issue

Rubble reveals the chaotic birth of our solar system
Artifacts from 9/11 rubble become symbols of what was lost
As the Taliban return, Afghanistan's past threatens its future
Cheetah cubs poached and sold as pets, Instagram props
The stories behind Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s iconic collars

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