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Termites Behind Desert 'Fairy Circles' (1 of 7)

Caption: This shows numerous tracks of Oryx antelopes crossing fairy circles in an interdune pan. Aerial view of Namibrand, Namibia. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the March 29, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Norbert Juergens at University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany, and colleagues was titled, "The Biological Underpinnings of Namib Desert Fairy Circles."

Credit: [Image courtesy of N. Juergens]

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