From black holes to volcanic eruptions and humans, animals and plants are part of the description Best Scientific Images of 2022according to reputed magazine Nature.
Top 10 Science Images of 2022
Researchers discovered a 3-kilometer coral reef at a depth of 30 meters off the coast of Tahiti, French Polynesia, during a global effort to map the ocean floor. According to UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization that is leading the project, the reef is one of the largest discovered at this depth and contains giant rose-shaped corals that are in perfect condition.
fetal leg of a lizard
Evolutionary biologist Grigory Timin created this detailed image of a lizard’s embryonic leg using microscopy and artist techniques. The process involved coloring tiny samples with dyes and taking hundreds of microscopy images.
This is the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* at the center of the Milky Way. This is the second direct image of a black hole. Like the first-of-its-kind image of the black hole at the center of the galaxy M87 published in 2019, astronomers created the image using radio wave observations. event horizon telescopeA global network of radio observatories.
pillars of creation
The James Webb Space Telescope managed to capture the so-called “Pillars of Creation”, a region of star formation in the Eagle Nebula. The red colored stars at the end of many pillars have seen their color changed by the dust around them. Blue stars are those that have shed most of their dust. This view is 2,000 parsecs (6,500 light-years) from Earth.
sea star skeletal structure
This scanning electron micrograph shows a close-up view of parts of the skeleton of a starfish known as bones. The highly ordered lattice structure makes the skeleton light and strong and resistant to damage.
sea star dance
picture shows attractive The breeding dance of a giant starfish. As it spawns, the creature rises on its limbs and swings to draw sperm and eggs into the stream. Photographer Tony Wu captured the scene that was awarded the prize wildlife photographer of the year, developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.
A parasitic fungus grows from the body of a fly in Peru’s Tambopata National Reserve. Evolutionary biologist Roberto Garcia Roa captured the image, which won this year’s BMC Ecology and Evolution image contest. The spores of the “zombie” fungus infiltrate the fly’s exoskeleton and brain and force it to relocate to a location more favorable to the fungus’ growth.
continuous energy pulse
In February, physicists at the Joint European Torus (JET) near Oxford, UK, generated the highest sustained energy pulse ever created by fusing atoms. Scientists hope the doughnut-shaped reactor jet will help them harness nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun and could provide unlimited clean energy.
swollen cells of a plant
As this flat layer of cells bends into a curve, the cells swell and become dome-shaped. Molecular biologists say that understanding how cells react to bending could aid in the development of 3D tissue models known as organoids.
Eruption of the Hanga Tonga-Hanga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga
Seismometers around the world heard the massive eruption of Tonga’s Hanga Tonga-Hanga Ha’apai volcano in January. The extraordinary power of the eruption, captured by sophisticated Earth-observation satellites, created the longest volcanic plume ever recorded and challenged ideas about the physics of eruptions.
loss storm water drains They draw a tree-like pattern on both sides of this road in Tibet. To capture this stunning sight, photographer Li Ping slept alone in a roadside parking lot overnight before using a drone in the early hours of the morning. The photo won the grand prize in this year’s Nature Conservancy photo contest.
human nasal cells
this is chuman nasal cells They are covered with cilia, tiny hairs that trap and remove foreign bodies from the nose. While studying why COVID-19 affects some age groups more than others, PhD student Katie-Marie Case noticed that these galaxy-like swirls of nasal cells were only present in older patients.