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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.

Purple Volcano Ash

(Image credit: Glenn Randall)

The eruption of a remote Russian volcano in June has been tingeing sunrises and sunsets the world over a gorgeous purple hue. 

[Full Story: Remote Russian Volcano Turns the Skies Purple]

Nature's Shapeshifter

(Image credit: Nautilus (

The striking lionfish is invading the Atlantic Ocean, eating its way through coral reef after coral reef.

[Full Story: Deep-Sea Explorers Find Rare Shapeshifting Jellyfish with a Prize Inside]

Art from DNA

(Image credit: Maayan Harel)

From a scrap of DNA on a severed pinky bone comes the first close-up of humanity's long-gone relatives.

[Full Story: Extinct Denisovan Woman Gets Her First Portrait Thanks to DNA from Her Pinky Bone]

Cosmic Murders

(Image credit: Fossatie et al. (2018), Author provided)

In the most extreme regions of the universe, galaxies are being killed. Scientists are now on the case.

[Full Story: Something Is Killing the Universe's Most Extreme Galaxies]

Evidence of a Miracle

(Image credit: University of Haifa)

Astronomers have discovered one of the fastest-moving stars in the Milky Way, and it could be running from an incredibly rare type of black hole.

[Full Story: Ancient Mosaic Found in 'Burnt Church' May Depict Miracle Described in the New Testament]

Space Eruptions

(Image credit: NASA/JPL/USGS)

A giant volcano on the Jupiter moon Io should erupt any day now, a new study suggests.

[Full Story: Giant Volcano on Jupiter Moon Could Erupt Any Day]

A Warrior's Burial

(Image credit: Image courtesy of Face Lab, Liverpool John Moores University )

After a brutal clash between two clans in Scotland, six skulls were buried together.

[Full Story: 15th-Century Scottish Warrior Who Died in a Clan Feud Was Buried with 5 Extra Heads]

Mysterious Dimming Objects Multiplying

(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

A mysterious star whose repeated bouts of darkening might be due to "alien megastructures," according to some researchers' conjectures, may now have more than a dozen counterparts that display similarly mystifying behavior.

[Full Story: 'Alien Megastructure' Star Not Alone. More Mysteriously Dimming Objects Found.]

Minuscule Murders

(Image credit: Tonnessen-Murray et al., 2019)

The 'barbaric' behavior may help the cells promote relapse later on.

[Full Story: 'Cannibalistic' Cancer Cells Gobble Up Their Own Kind in Microscopic 'Horror Films' ]

Epic Secret Message

(Image credit: Gustave Dore/DigitalVision Vectors/Getty)

A pulsar 25,000 light-years away is wobbling in a weird way. But Einstein's theory of general relativity predicted it more than a century ago.

[Full Story: Secret Message Discovered in Milton's Epic 'Paradise Lost']