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When Science Becomes Art: Crafting the Cover of Science

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 in News

The latest issue of Science magazine features the discovery of ice on Mercury, preserved within permanently shadowed areas inside north polar craters.  The cover of the magazine showcases a beautiful high-resolution map that combines topographic and thermal model measurements to identify the places at Mercury’s north pole where water ice remains stable.

Creating a cover for the prestigious journal Science is no easy feat.  In this case, Professor David Paige harnessed the power of hundreds of computers working for dozens of hours to create the final version.  Read more about Paige’s cover here.