This week in science

2021 Perseids meteor shower and more: Understand the world in 9 images

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The IPCC issued a climate change wake-up call the week of August 5–11, while Perseverance suffered a setback on Mars, and scientists made a breakthrough in genetic preservation.

Here are the biggest science stories of the week, told through 9 stunning images.

Daiyu Ito, University of Yamanashi