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.
Giant ice crack:
A starkly beautiful aerial image shows a 70-mile-long crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf.
[Full Story: 70-Mile-Long Crack Opens Up in Antarctica]
A mysterious giant sea blob whose very existence was questioned has been rediscovered a century after its first sighting.
Microscopic particles from space have been collecting in the gutters of Paris, Oslo and Berlin, revealing incredible insights to the mysteries of our solar system.
[Full Story: Ancient Space Dust Washes Up in Rooftop Gutters]
A parrot wears tiny, red-tinted goggles and flaps through laser-lit airborne particles to test computer models that explain how animals fly — and shows that there’s room for improvement.
A striking new image from the Hubble Space Telescope captures an extremely detailed view of the galaxy NGC 4696 and the tangled, thread-like filaments stretching from its bright galactic core.
An avalanche of ice that killed nine in western Tibet may be a sign that climate change has come to the region, a new study finds.
[Full Story: Culprit of Deadly Tibet Avalanche: Climate Change]
About 99 million years ago, an unlucky juvenile dinosaur wandered into a sticky trap and sacrificed a chunk of its tail.
Giraffes in trouble:
Giraffe populations have taken a nose dive, leading to their new designation as “threatened with extinction,” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
[Full Story: Giraffes Are Threatened with Extinction]
A tiny tumor likely caused a big toothache 255 million years ago for an animal called a gorgonopsian.
[Full Story: 255-Million-Year-Old Tumor Is Oldest of its Kind]
Greenland’s ice shrank dramatically in the past — and could disappear again.
[Full Story: Unfrozen: Greenland Was Once Ice-Free for 280,000 Years]