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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.

Close and Mysterious

(Image credit: NASA Goddard)

In 1987, a star exploded, creating the brightest supernova to light up Earth's skies in 400 years. That star's corpse has been missing for 30 years. Now, researchers think they've found it.

[Full Story: This 'Blob' of Radiation Might Be a Long-Lost Neutron Star]

Fantastic Glimpse of History

Life restoration of Najash rionegrina through the dunes of the landscape of the Kokorkom desert that extended across Río Negro (Northern Patagonia), Argentina during the Late Cretaceous (100 million years ago).

(Image credit: Raúl Orencio Gómez)

Scientists have unearthed an amazingly preserved skull of an ancient snake with hind limbs, revealing more about the origin of snakes and how they lost their legs.

[Full Story: Beautifully Preserved Skull of 'Biblical Snake' with Hind Legs Discovered]

Tank-like Dragons

(Image credit: Copyright Mark Witton)

Massive skulls and jaws helped these carnivorous reptiles to become one of the Triassic's deadliest apex predators on land.

[Full Story: Weird Triassic 'Dragons' Had Massive Heads. Here's Why.]

Phases of a Black Hole

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

New calculations suggest that some black holes can grow hair, but they can't keep it for long. Alas, they go bald again.

[Full Story: Black Holes Grow Hair, Then Go Bald Again]

The Universe in Images

(Image credit: TNG Collaboration)

An international team of scientists has created the most detailed large-scale model of the universe to date, a simulation they call TNG50.

[Full Story: Physicists Just Created the Most Detailed Simulation of the Universe in History]

Nazca Lines

(Image credit: IBM)

A sprawling humanoid-shaped Nazca Line etched into the Peruvian desert has just been discovered by a team of scientists using artificial intelligence.

[Full Story: Ancient Humanoid-Shaped Nazca Line Discovered in Peruvian Desert]

Raising a Little One

(Image credit: Omer Messinger/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

A pair of mated male penguins in a Dutch zoo were so eager for offspring that they stole an egg from another couple's nest.

[Full Story: 'Gay' Penguin Couple Had No Egg of Their Own. So They Stole One.]

Beefy Bovine

(Image credit: NPS/Jeff West)

They likely had to swim about four miles to the island.

[Full Story: 3 Cows Swept Out to Sea by Hurricane Dorian Were Found Peacefully Grazing on an Island Miles Away]

Half a brain

(Image credit: Caltech Brain Imaging Center)

That wrinkly and mysterious organ we carry around in our skulls has an almost magical ability to change and adapt.

[Full Story: How the Brain Still Works When Half of It Is Missing]