Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.

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The Larsen C Iceberg Finally Broke Away. Now There’s a Trillion-Ton Iceberg Adrift

Satellites show when the Larsen C crack finally broke through.
Credit: Stef Lhermitte

Antarctica just calved one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded.

The massive slab of ice, equivalent to the size of Delaware and large enough to cover the U.S. in 4.6 inches of ice, will slowly melt over the coming years as it drifts away from Antarctica.

climatecentral.org: The Larsen C Iceberg Finally Broke Away. Now There’s a Trillion-Ton Iceberg Adrift

 

 

Arctic Stronghold of World’s Seeds Flooded After Permafrost Melts

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after global warming produced extraordinary temperatures over the winter, sending meltwater gushing into the entrance tunnel.

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theguardian.com: Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

Not-So-Super (New) Moon Coming Next Week

The moon will make its closest pass to Earth of the year next week, but there will be no bright, full “supermoon” to look for.

Space.com: Not-So-Super (New) Moon Coming Next Week

13 Famous People Who Believe in Aliens

Khloe Kardashian Credit: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty

From Winston Churchill to Khloe Kardashian – who woulda thought?

DO YOU BELIEVE IN ALIENS?

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Are we alone in the universe? It’s a question that humanity has long grappled with. But while astronomers continue to scan the cosmos for signs of alien life, imaginations are free to run wild here on Earth. From pop stars to Hollywood actors to politicians, here are 13 famous people who believe in aliens.  

From pop stars to actors to politicians, here are some famous people think E.T. is out there.

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Best Night Sky Events of May 2017 (Stargazing Maps)

starrynightSee what’s up in the night sky for May 2017, including stargazing events and the moon’s phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.

Source: Best Night Sky Events of May 2017 (Stargazing Maps)

NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn And Its Rings

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017.

The spacecraft is in the process of beaming back science and engineering data collected during its passage, via NASA’s Deep Space Network Goldstone Complex in California’s Mojave Desert.

Source: NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings

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The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!

See the best photos on Space.com this week, including amazing images of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasting off, a greenish comet gleaming in the heavens and an Indian space plane prototype launching for the first time.

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Movie Villains Often Have Skin Diseases: Why Docs Are Upset

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Why Do Movie Villians Have So many Skin Problems – VIDEO 

In a new study, researchers analyzed the dermatological features of 10 classic movie villains, and compared them with those of 10 classic movie heroes. They found that 60 percent of the villains had noticeable dermatological features, compared with none of the heroes.

The character Darth Vader in “Return of the Jedi” – Credit:  Lucas Films

Some dermatologists are taking issue with Hollywood’s tendency to depict villains with distinctive skin features.

Source: Movie Villains Often Have Skin Diseases: Why Docs Are Upset

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