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 Blue Cut fire in California is hot. That heat allowed thermal sensors aboard the Landsat 8 satellite to capture a glowing image of the blaze at night.
Blue cut fire in natural color:
As a wildfire blazes through a mountain pass in Southern California, two NASA satellites were able to snap photos of the smoke from space.
Lots of baby tarantulas!
For the first time, researchers have managed to breed an extremely mysterious spider known as the Montserrat tarantula in captivity.
[Full Story: 200 Rare Tarantulas Hatched in Captivity for First Time]
Scientists could not believe this googly-eyed animal was real.
[Full Story: Googly-Eyed Purple Squid Sighting Delights Scientists]
Hidden text revealed:
Storytelling images on a deer-hide "manuscript" from Mexico have been seen for the first time in 500 years, thanks to sophisticated scanning technology that penetrated layers of chalk and plaster.
A young land bridge?
Despite reports that the land bridge connecting the Americas is "older than the hills," it is actually quite young, geologically speaking — only about 2.8 million years old, a new review of studies finds.
[Full Story: Experts Clash on Age of Land Bridge Connecting Americas]
Flooding from space:
Tremendous downpours led to widespread flooding in southern Louisiana.
[Full Story: Catastrophic Louisiana Flooding Measured from Space]
A blob of a coral has been caught violently pulsating, with tentacles wriggling every which way, as it ejects its algal residents in a time-lapse video of the phenomenon called bleaching.
Around 1,500 years ago, a woman named Farong was laid to rest wearing fantastic jewelry, which included a necklace of 5,000 beads and "exquisite" earrings, archaeologists report.
A fifth force?
Scientists have found evidence of a possible fifth force of nature, which could help lift the veil on the mysterious dark matter that's thought to dominate the universe.
[Full Story: Has a New, Fifth Force of Nature Been Found?]