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.
The most comprehensive review of primate populations ever conducted finds that 60 percent of our closest biological relatives are threatened with extinction.
A zebra shark at an Australian aquarium had pups even after living in isolation from males for years.
[Full Story: Virgin Birth: Zebra Shark Has Babies Without Mating]
Destruction of heritage:
New satellite images suggest ISIS has committed further destruction at the ancient site of Palmyra.
A miniscule moth with a wingspan measuring only 0.4 inches (9 millimeters) is the first species to be named for the soon-to-be president of the United States, Donald Trump.
[Full Story: Small Honor: Tiny Moth Named for Trump]
Icy island emerges:
The rapid retreat of the Coronation Glacier in Canada’s Arctic region is remaking the landscape.
[Full Story: New Icy Island Forms as Arctic Glacier Retreats]
The video is an “exploration of visual art under a microscope.”
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has stumbled onto another rock that likely fell from space.
A shadowy turtle twice the size of Earth swims across the sun in new images from the ALMA radio telescope in Chile, viewing the sun for the first time and documenting the area right above its visible surface.
Buried in pots:
Ancient Egyptians who buried their deceased kin in pots may have chosen the burial vessels as symbols of the womb and rebirth, scientists argue in a new paper.
[Full Story: Were Egyptian ‘Pot Burials’ a Symbol of Rebirth?]
As NASA’s Saturn mission skims the gas giant’s rings, it’s seeing incredible detail in the interactions between ring particles and a tiny moon’s gravity.