This week in science

Artemis SLS on the launchpad and more: Understand the world through 7 images

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen atop the mobile lau...
NASA/Joel Kowsky


NASA’s Artemis I rocket at long last reached the launchpad the week of August 10–17, while researchers probed the origins of human speech and found new hope for cornea transplants.

adapted from O'Connor et al 2018

Here are the biggest science stories of the week, told in 7 incredible images.