Jelawat is currently sporting winds of 155 mph (250 kph), and the storm is hundreds of kilometers in diameter, certainly living up to the name "super typhoon."
[Full Story: Satellites Spies Super Typhoon Jelawat]
Twice the beauty, again
On July 18, Texas native Jonathan Boening took this breathtaking photograph of a double rainbow while on vacation, driving toward Yellowstone National Park. "A fast-moving storm had just blown through the area," he told OurAmazingPlanet. "I was so utterly stunned when I saw it. I've never seen a full rainbow, much less two of them."
[Full Story: Another Double Rainbow Photographed in Wyoming ]
Miracle of life
The 12-year-old dolphin mom, Keo, gave birth after about an hour of labor in a lagoon at the Dolphin Quest marine park, part of the Hilton Waikoloa Village. The video shows Keo's calf slowly emerging tail-first. Once she's born, the baby begins swimming a little erratically but soon glides easily alongside her mom. Dolphin Quest officials said the calf started nursing within four hours of birth.
[Full Story: Dolphin Birth Caught in Amazing Underwater Video]
These fires have released a lot of smoke and particulate matter into the air, causing unhealthy conditions in parts of Washington and Oregon, according to the Smog Blog at the University of Maryland. This has been a continuing problem this year; smoke from wildfires has repeatedly reduced air quality throughout the country, as winds have easily blown the smoke to the Atlantic Ocean and beyond.
[Full Story: Image: Haze from Wildfires Hangs Over West Coast]
Different perspecitve, cool image
The image of the pyramids above is a subset of a larger image taken on July 25 by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) with a long focal-length lens to provide high magnification.
[Full Story: Bird's-Eye View: Egypt's Ancient Pyramids]
The "Cam" part of HabCam is a camera system that is towed over the ocean bottom along the continental shelf (where a continent drops off under the ocean) off the East Coast of the United States. The system snaps six images per second that's a half-million images per day; then, a process corrects the color and an algorithm stitches the pictures together to create a giant panorama of the seafloor. Each day, HabCam can capture 100 nautical miles (185 kilometers) of ocean floor.
[Full Story: 'HabCam' Opens Unique Window on Seafloor Life]