2014 has been an amazing year for scientific progress with many achievements and new discoveries. From the landing mission on Rosetta to the birth of a snowflake, everything has been awe inspiring.
We, lazy penguins, love science and since the end of the year is around the corner we decided to gather the most awesome science images of 2014 and present them to our readers. Some of them may blow your mind or move you while others might disturb you. One thing is for sure. These scientists and photographers have made us all very proud and all the progress is proof that our world is not stationary and we’re constantly moving forward, advancing.
Without further adieu, here are the marvelous images.
“HT” to io9.
How snowflakes come to be
Earth and Moon in one shot
First time seeing the Black Seadevil
The largest sunspot in 24 years
Google’s Alan Eustace breaks free-fall world record
The worst freeze of Great Lakes in 20 years
Volcanic Blast captured
Typhoon Vongfong from space
Xray of hand in motion
A look into the deepest part of space we’ve ever seen
Virus among starfish
New look at Milky Way’s magnetic field
The formation of a planet surrounding a star
Skull of Beringians found in Mexico
First HD video of a day on Earth
Lightning striking tree during Storm
Teamwork among ants
Starburst cataract shape after man sustained electrical shock
The Drought in California from 2011 to 2014
The closest view ever of the most venomous spider in the world
Experiment on how fuel drops in flame behave in space
The three tallest buildings of Chicago getting hit by lightning at the same time
First shot of the Giant Red Leech
SpaceX’s Flight Test with Falcon 9
First sighting of the rare Oarfish
Most detailed observation of a Solar Explosion
The Rosetta Mission success
Source for all images: Link