Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week
It’s snowing iguanas in Florida. The good news is they probably aren’t dead.
The “bomb cyclone,” with its whipping winds and foot-plus snowdrifts, has passed. So what gives?
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Oxygen is draining from the oceans, and oxygen-depleted “dead zones” are on the rise.
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There’s one upside to the frigid weather: gorgeous slushy waves.
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Earth Under Seige:
As a powerful bomb cyclone winter storm curls across the U.S. East Coast this morning (Jan. 4), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) GOES-East satellite is snapping stunning images of the Earth’s surface.
Snow in Florida:
It may not be much – just 0.1 inches (0.25 centimeters) – but it’s the first measurable snowfall Tallahassee, Florida, has seen in 28 years.
Beauty on a Butt:
Behold the tiny, luminous badonkadonk that could further the field of optics.
Effects of a Bomb:
An intense “bomb cyclone” is battering the U.S. East Coast today (Jan. 4), with high winds and intense snowfall forecast for the mid-Atlantic and northeastern states. See the latest views from NASA and NOAA here.
Overcoming a Disease:
For the past four years, a mysterious syndrome has been killing millions of sea stars along the West Coast, turning the five-armed critters into piles of goo. But now, the sea stars appear to be making a comeback, according to news reports.
Mapping the World:
Google Earth is an amazing trove of visuals from all over the planet, and new strange things turn up in it all the time. Here are the best from 2017.
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