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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week


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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

Each week we find the most interesting and informative articles we can and along the way we uncover amazing and cool images. Here you’ll discover 10 incredible photos and the stories behind them.

Dory and clan:

How closely do the animated “stars” in the new Disney/Pixar movie “Finding Dory” mirror their real-world animal counterparts?

[Full Story: Finding Dory’s Underwater Clan in the Real World]


Meet Dory:

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Marine animals that inspired characters in “Finding Dory” are as fascinating and endearing in the real world as they are on screen.

[Full Story: Photos: Meet ‘Finding Dory’ Real-Life Counterparts]


Martian valleys:

The newly released photo — a composite of many images Opportunity captured in April and May — depicts Marathon Valley, a feature that cuts across the western rim of the 14-mile-wide (22 kilometers) Endeavour Crater.

[Full Story: Mars Rover Panorama Shows Sweeping ‘Marathon Valley’ (Photo)]


A blacktip:

If sharks at the Pacific atoll of Palmyra used Google Maps, they’d see a lot of red between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. every evening.

[Full Story: Sharks’ Evening ‘Rush Hour’ Discovered]


Singing lemurs:

A new study investigated how indris — a large type of lemur native to Madagascar — use different techniques when singing with each other, to define their roles in the troop.

[Full Story: When Lemurs Sing, Young Males Follow a Different Beat]


Frog jelly:

If predators come calling, a red-eyed tree frog embryo can drop out of its egg to safety in a matter of seconds.

[Full Story: Frog Embryos Speed-Hatch to Escape Danger]


Calving glacier:

Carbon dioxide passed a notable symbolic threshold in Antarctic for the first time in 4 million years.

[Full Story: Antarctic CO2 Hit 400 PPM For First Time in 4 Million Years]


Andrea Doria:

The images show the wreck has badly deteriorated, with the bow almost broken up.

[Full Story: Andrea Doria: Sub Reveals Images of the ‘Mount Everest of Shipwrecks’]


Mysterious mounds:

Earthen mounds shaped into domes and spirals across Cambodia have archaeologists puzzled as to their purpose.

[Full Story: Mysterious Earthen Mounds Discovered in Ancient Cambodian Cities]


An extinct meteorite?

A newly uncovered meteorite may be the first-ever extinct meteorite — a member of a class of meteorite that no longer falls to Earth.

[Full Story: ‘Mysterious Object’ May Be First ‘Extinct’ Meteorite]

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