There are 10 the most stunning science images from NewScientist,UK, including the propagation and reflection of a blast wave, a helix planetary nebula and a baby kangaroo suckling in a pouch…
1. This stunning photomicrograph of a chick embryo. It was taken by Tomas Pais de Azevedo, of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, using a technique called stereomicroscopy
2. Mad Hatter’s Tea by Colleen Champ and Dennis Kunkel of Concise Image Studios, is a scene from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – assembled carefully by Champ from microscopic images of insects and small animals made by Kunkel.
3. Simulating turbulence. This image shows current intensity and magnetic field lines in a simulation of the flow of an electrically conducting fluid. Integrated velocity field lines are shown on the right.
4. This image is a close-up of the surface of a tiger beetle’s wing case; the optical effects are produced by photonic crystals and sophisticated reflectance mechanisms.
5. Blast wave by Phred Petersen. It shows the propagation and reflection of a blast wave originating from the explosion of a percussion cap on the tip of a toy rocket.
6. This solargraph shows the path taken by the sun as it travelled across the sky above the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, UK, between 19 December 2007 and 21 June 2008 – the winter and summer solstices. It was taken in a single six-month exposure by photographer Justin Quinnell, using a pinhole camera strapped to a telephone mast.
7. A stellar dendrite snowflake with branches and side branches. This photograph was taken by Kenneth Libbrecht of CalTech, using a specially-designed snowflake photomicroscope.
8. Life within the pouch by Jason Edwards. This is a baby red kangaroo suckling.
9. Deadlock by David Maitland. a cat-eyed tree-snake, coiled around a branch, was locked in an embrace with a Morelet’s treefrog – a critically endangered species.
10. The Helix planetary nebula is constructed from matter ejected by a dying Sun-like star, almost 690 light-years away. This image is taken from a book published in November called Stars: A journey through stellar, birth, life and death by Raman Prinja