13.7: Cosmos And Culture 13.7: Cosmos And Culture

The link between science and superheroes is evident in Marvel Studios' Black Panther. Science is why T'Challa's nation, Wakanda, is globally preeminent. Marvel Studios 2018 hide caption

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This image, taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the supernova remnant SNR 0509-68.7, also known as N103B. It is located 160,000 light-years from Earth in a neighboring galaxy called the Large Magellanic Cloud. Space Telescope Science Institute/NASA, ESA and Y.-H. Chu (Academia Sinica, Taipei) hide caption

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Marie Curie holds her daughter, Irene, for a photo in 1904 with husband Pierre in the garden of the Sevres Office of Weights and Measures in Sevres, France. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What scientists believe to be our oldest ancestor, the single-celled organism named LUCA, likely lived in extreme conditions where magma met water — in a setting similar to this one from Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Danita Delimont/Getty Images/Gallo Images hide caption

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Rachel Brosnahan wins the award for best actress in a comedy series for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Jan. 11 in Santa Monica, Calif. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

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