"Ooh, Aah!" 10 Pretty Amazing Sciencey Photographs

# 1: A massive dust storm engulfs much of Western Australia, 2013. This picture was taken from the safety and clear perspective of an ocean vessel.


# 2: Her name is “Bagger 288″ and at 13,500 tonnes she is the biggest land vehicle in the world! Don’t tell her that though, or you may give her self-esteem issues.


# 3: Cancer cells under an electron microscope. They really do look as insidious as you’d expect them to.


# 4: A picture of Einstein’s dishevelled desk only hours after his death on April 18th, 1955. This is probably the birthplace of science’s most important breakthroughs.


# 5: Aurora borealis (Northern Lights) as seen from space.


# 6: Baby octopi! Could they be called octopussies?


# 7: This is purportedly the best and clearest picture that has ever been taken of the planet Mercury, courtesy of NASA. The colour variations have been accentuated to reveal the topography of the planet. Otherwise, it would appear a dull brown to the human eye. Here’s an interesting fact: Mercury is so small and its gravitational pull so measly that it doesn’t even have an atmosphere! Not even gas molecules are attracted to the planet!


# 8: The human tongue under a microscope. GROSS! Try not to imagine this the next time you tash on with someone!


# 9: Ethiopia’s ever active volcano, Erta Ale, maintains this perennial lava lake. No water sports here, tourists, although the scenery is breathtaking!


# 10: What pugs looked like before they were selectively bred to look way cuter and more snub-snouted.


Image Source: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/8uEWBA/I3tTrA4v:p7vKCMzX/talesmaze.com/29-fascinating-photos-youve-probably-never-seen-before/


Author: Thea Beckman

Canadian born and South African raised, Thea Beckman AKA Wander Woman Thea, is an experienced travel, food, and wine writer and (amateur) photographer with a devastating love of all of the above. She is a travel bug, a bookworm, and mildly alarmed by how many arthropods she can be at once. When she’s not writing for a living and for pleasure, she enjoys bird-watching, reading, drinking wine, cooking, and SHORT walks on the beach because the summer southeasterly winds in Cape Town are a real bitch. Thea is the author of the book “Why? Because Science!” Facebook @WanderWomanThea Instagram @wander_woman_thea

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