A couple weeks ago, we asked you a question:

Are we alone in the universe?

We challenged you to send us the answer in the form of an illustration.

We were inspired by the new book The Where, the Why, and the How, that addresses science's enduring mysteries. The book pairs artists and scientists to answer a range of weird questions: from "What is antimatter?" to "Why do we yawn?"

We received more than 200 submissions, ranging from cartoons to scientific illustrations, to abstract paintings. Julia Rothman, one of the editors of the book, will be back on the show next week to announce the winner of our contest.

Meantime, the staff here at Studio 360 couldn't help choosing our own, unofficial favorites.

See all the submissions

Slideshow: The Studio 360 staff's favorite illustrations

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