<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8740" title="impact_aorounga1a" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2009/08/impact_aorounga1a.jpg" alt="impact_aorounga1a" width="670" height="447" /> Asteroid impact craters are among the most interesting geological structures on any planet. Many other planets and moons in our solar system, including our own moon, are pock-marked with loads of craters.
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The depths of the ocean are jam-packed with weird and wonderful creatures, great, small, hairy, ugly, colorful and alike. We were hard-pressed to pick just six, but here are some of the most amazing, and lesser known, creatures of the seas: Axolotl
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Meteorite Pop Art Credit: © AMNH/D. Ebel Scientists use X-rays, dyes, fancy microscopes and other tools to see things we can't capture with our naked eyes.
Extreme Life on Earth: 8 Bizarre Creatures | Yellowstone Microbes, Hydrothermal Vents | Radiation-Proof Microbes Could Survive on MarsExtreme Life <p> From bacteria that can survive inside rocks to microbes that can withstand tremendous heat, cold and radiation, life can take some extreme forms. These enterprising creatures reveal not just the resilience of life on Earth, but the possibilities for life elsewhere in the universe.
Amazing Scanning Electron Microscope Photos All these pictures are from the book 'Microcosmos,' created by Brandon Brill from London. This book includes many scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of insects, human body parts and household items. These are the most amazing images of what is too small to see with the naked eye. 2-2-11
Trees are one of the most important life forms on our planet, as they provide oxygen for the rest of the organisms on Earth through a process called photosynthesis. Although trees come in many varieties, depending on the ecosystem, including pine trees, oak, cedar, redwood, palm trees and more, they all share similar characteristics and are great subjects for photography.
Man-made miracles move over; these phenomena prove that Mother Nature is the ultimate creator:
Alert, Canada The small village of Alert lies on the tip of the Nunavut territory in Canada a mere five hundred miles below the North Pole.
While on assignment in Namibia for National Geographic magazine, Frans Lanting captured this surreal landscape image in a location called Dead Vlei. Due to the nature of the lighting in the frame, the photograph appears almost like a painting. We asked Lanting to take a few moments away from his current assignment in Africa to answer readers' questions about the photograph.
NASA videos show January's northern lights from high above. NBC's Brian Williams reports. By Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC News