These "flowering" patterns show a computer simulation of a cold atom system in action. As thousands of atoms are cooled to a temperature near absolute zero, they are shaped into a ring. The atoms are concentrated into a central pool and a corrugated
Pollen is thought of as the diamond of the plant world as it is practically indestructible. This image is of pollen grains from various plants including the sunflower, pine and dandelion. Pollen or flower sperm comes in a variety of shapes and sizes,
This image is an X-ray computed tomography (CT) scan of a stomatopod, commonly known as a mantis shrimp. Mantis shrimps are aggressive crustaceans that hunt shellfish by cracking open their hard shells using tough, impact-resistant and ultra-fast bio
Dwarf galaxy NGC 5949, seen here in an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, sits at a distance of around 44 million light years away from Earth, which places it within the Milky Way's cosmic neighbourhood. Hence, NGC 5949 is considered a perfec
A fluorescent microscopy image of gastric tissue with several pre-cancerous lesions. Such pre-cancerous lesions originate from mutated Lgr5-positive stomach cells. The DNA-containing nuclei are coloured in blue, while borders between cells are colour
JunoCam images are not just for art and science - sometimes they are processed to bring about a chuckle. 	This image, processed by citizen scientist Jason Major, is titled "Jovey McJupiterface". By rotating the image 180 degrees and orienting it from
Clinging jellyfish are known to cause severe sting reactions. The jellyfish are found along coastlines in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, particularly in waters near Vladivostok, Russia. For such fragile looking creatures, their stings pack a punch,
The birth of a star can be a violent and explosive event. Around 500 years ago, a pair of young stars had a close encounter that blasted them apart. This event has been recorded by astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (A