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.


The clouded leopard is one of the rarest cat species in the world.

[Full Story: Adorable Clouded Leopard Cub’s Birth Signals Conservation Success]

Dam damage:

New images reveal the dramatic extent of damage to the Oroville spillway, an outlet for the Oroville Dam in northern California.

[Full Story: Shocking Images Reveal Massive Damage to California Reservoir]

Views at dawn:

Live Science chose some of the most stunning underwater photos from a recent contest, revealing heavenly shots of clownfish, gobies and shrimp that just might change how you view the sea.

[Full Story: Gallery: Jaw-Dropping Images of Life Under the Sea]

Ice diamond:

The northern Caspian Sea sparkles in an icy new satellite image.

[Full Story: Floating Ice Diamond Dazzles from Space]

Shadow over Patagonia:

The moon’s shadow throws shade over Patagonia in new satellite image.

[Full Story: Moon Casts Shadow Over Patagonia in Stunning ‘Ring of Fire’ Eclipse Photo]

Fish stroll:

These fins are made for walking.

[Full Story: Deep-Sea Stroll: This Fish ‘Walks’ on the Ocean Floor]

Cosmic jelly:

A glowing, ethereal jellyfish was spotted about 10,000 feet below the water’s surface in a remote stretch of the Pacific Ocean near American Samoa.

[Full Story: Mysterious ‘Cosmic’ Jellyfish Spotted in Remote Ocean Depths]

Kinky spiders:

One autumn night while searching for spiders in his backyard, Matthew Persons came across something unexpected: a wolf spider ménage à trois.

[Full Story: Kinky Wolf Spiders Engage in Ménage à Trois to Avoid Cannibalism]

Blue tarantula hair:

The new color pigment could be used in everything from clothing to computer screens.

[Full Story: Blue Tarantula Hair Inspires Nonfading Color Pigment ]

4 million solar panels:

On the Tibetan Plateau in eastern China, 4 million solar panels silently soak up the sun as part of the Longyangxia Dam Solar Park.

[Full Story: 4 Million Solar Panels Seen from Space ]

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