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.
A giant piece of a recently launched Chinese rocket fell to Earth Wednesday night (July 27), blazing a spectacular sky trail that left observers all over the western United States dazzled and slack-jawed.
What is this strange purple sea orb found near the Channel Islands?
[Full Story: Mysterious Purple Sea Orb Stymies Scientists]
Iran’s briny Lake Urmia recently appeared in satellite images with blood-red waters resembling the aftermath of a particularly gruesome crime scene.
[Full Story: ‘Blood Lake’ Blooms in Iran]
The smell of death:
Normally, the smell of putrefying, decaying flesh wouldn’t be cause for celebration, but it is today, with the blooming of the rare but stinky corpse flower at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG).
A live event combining virtual reality and musical performance in Brooklyn will be — literally — out of this world.
“Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to swim with your mouth full?”
[Full Story: Great White Shark Dangles Seal Meal from Its Maw]
New ant species’ dragon-like appearance inspired scientists to name it for the fire-breathing star of Game of Thrones.
[Full Story: ‘Game of Thrones’ Ant Has Dragon-Like Spikes]
A new viper:
The newfound pitviper lives in a Costa Rican cloud forest and kills prey with a neurotoxin also used by rattlesnakes.
[Full Story: New Speckled Venomous Snake Discovered in Cloud Forest]
Pink and yellow starbursts decorate the orange-red skin of the newly discovered stellate scorpionfish.
This powerful camera gives insight into the effects of climate change in Alaska’s Tanana Valley.
The sun fired off its strongest solar flare of 2016 during an active weekend that saw three eruptions from star’s surface.
[Full Story: Sun Blasts Out 2016’s Strongest Flare (Video)]