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.
Gravity in the clouds:
A new satellite image shows complicated cloud patterns off the coast of Angola and Namibia.
[Full Story: Gorgeous Gravity Waves Intersect Near Africa (Photo)]
A new demonic flower species looks like the devil and has clawed petals.
[Full Story: ‘Demon Orchid’ Has a ‘Devil Head’ and Claw-Like Petals]
A satellite captured the moon crossing the face of Earth from a million miles away.
[Full Story: Moon Photobombs Earth in New NASA Video]
Tyrannosaurus rex wasn’t the only meat-eating menace with teeny-tiny arms. Like its distant relative, T. rex, a newly identified dinosaur, named Gualicho shinyae, sported small arms and hands with two clawed fingers.
[Full Story: New Dinosaur Had the T. Rex Look: Tiny Arms]
NASA satellites have captured a stunning image of a massive algal bloom that has overtaken Lake Okeechobee in Florida for more than two months.
[Full Story: Massive Florida Algae Bloom Can Be Seen from Space ]
A member of an elusive family of fish is seen alive around the Mariana Trench, Earth’s deepest spot.
[Full Story: ‘Ghost Fish’ Seen Live for First Time]
A group of wild capuchin monkeys in Brazil have used stones as tools to prepare their favorite meal of cashew nuts for more than 700 years, according to a new study.
Scientists are glimpsing how microscopic marine creatures move through their underwater environment and interact with each other in the ocean.
The sun’s nervous face:
The sun has been making some anxious faces lately — but you’d be worried, too, if a huge hole had just opened up on your head.
[Full Story: Sun Makes Nervous Face with Hole in Its Head (Video)]
Juno captured the photo — which shows Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot and the three big Jovian moons Europa, Ganymede and Io — with its visible-light JunoCam instrument on Sunday (July 10), less than a week after arriving at the giant planet.
[Full Story: Juno Spacecraft Captures 1st Photo from Jupiter Orbit]