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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 incredible photos and the stories behind them.

A LOT of Squid

(Image credit: Caters News Agency)

A trio of divers off the western coast of Norway had a close encounter with a drifting gelatinous blob — a squid's egg sac as big as an adult human.

[Full Story: Human-Size Blob Drifts by Divers. And It's Packed with Hundreds of Thousands of Baby Squid.]

Terrifying Reality

Wind and flames rip through an area near Geyserville, California, during the Kincade Fire on Oct. 24, 2019.

(Image credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

The Earth may be entering an era in which natural and human-generated fire together are reshaping the planet.

[Full Story: California Wildfires Signal the Arrival of a Planetary Fire Age]

His Last Steps

(Image credit: Gianni GIANSANTI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

The mummified body of Ötzi the Iceman was discovered alongside 75 different species of mosses and liverworts, some of which he carried with him. 

[Full Story: Ötzi the Iceman's Unfortunate Last Journey Possibly Uncovered]

An Expansive Spread

(Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory)

Smoke from the Kincade wildfire drifts over Northern California in new satellite imagery.

[Full Story: California's Kincade Fire Spawns Huge Plume Visible from Space]

Cosmic Haunting

(Image credit: Jim Geach, David Tree, Peter Richardson, Games and Visual Effects Research Lab, University of Hertfordshire)

Astronomers have just observed a ghostly nebula of gas resembling the shape of an hourglass, surrounding a known galaxy. This ghoulish structure has dwarfed the galaxy it is surrounding.

[Full Story: Astronomers Discover Glowing 'Galactic Ghoul']

Ice Lost

(Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory/USGS)

Scientists have identified the world's fastest-thinning glacier: a stream of rapidly-retreating ice in Patagonia.

[Full Story: The World's Fastest-Thinning Glacier Identified]

Ghostly Galactic Face

(Image credit: NASA/ESA/J. Dalcanton/B.F. Williams/M. Durbin/University of Washington)

A ghastly face with glowing eyes glares in deep space in a new image from the Hubble Space Telescope.

[Full Story: Colliding Galaxies Form Piercing Eyes of 'Ghost Face’ in New Hubble Telescope Image]

Rippling Air

(Image credit: Weatherzone)

Satellite images captured a rare glimpse of a phenomenon known as atmospheric gravity waves.

[Full Story: These Mesmerizing Images Show 'Invisible Gravity Waves' Rippling Over Australia]

Pretty Pee?

(Image credit: The New England Journal of Medicine 2019)

A relatively rare chemical reaction can turn people's pee purple.

[Full Story: What Turned This Woman's Pee a Striking Shade of Lilac?]

Bad Hiding Place

(Image credit: BMJ Case Reports)

A balloon full of weed sat unnoticed in a man's nose for 18 years before it was finally removed.

[Full Story: 'This Man Hid Weed in His Nose. It Got Stuck for 18 Years.]