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This Sad-Looking Monkey Just Got Its Genome Sequenced

Image Cache: His blue face and blank stare suggest a look of despair or simply disbelief. Yet, the snub-nosed monkey above and 37 other similar species just got their genomes sequenced. This one monkey, though. He seems sad as hell about it.

A Fireball Over The Grand Canyon Makes Planet Earth Look Extraterrestrial

Image Cache: If you, like me, are a space nerd living in a city, then you can appreciate the struggle of finding clear skies to watch a meteor shower. But while I couldn’t make it out from under Philly’s omnipresent light pollution umbrella last week, I got a taste of the Perseid meteor shower thanks to the brilliant work of astrophotographer Harun Mehmedinovic.

NASA Just Released 1000 Spectacular New Photos From Mars' Surface 

It’s always a good time to get up close and personal with Mars.

Saturn's Oil Drop Surface Looks Incredible Through An Infrared Lens

Image Cache: Most of the photos taken of Saturn these days are in drab black and white. But this infrared view of Saturn from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is a stunning reminder of this ringed planet’s spectral vibrance.

A 17,000-Tonne Oil Rig Ran Aground On A Beach

Image Cache: Stormy weather caused the Transocean Winner, a 17,000 tonne oil rig, to break free of the tug line that was pulling it out to sea. A few hours later, it ran aground on a Scottish beach.

Photos Of These Bolivian Salt Flats Perfectly Reflect The Night Sky

Image Cache: Since finding a perfectly dark sky is rare in our electrically-powered world, we at Gizmodo like to highlight the areas that still remain and the photography projects that explore them. This week’s photo series comes from the Altiplano salt flats (Salar de Uyuni) in Bolivia, where a team journeyed to the site and captured some amazing images.

These Stunning New Photos Of Mars Are Weirdly Earth-Like

Image Cache: If someone told us that these stunning new photos had been taken on Earth, we wouldn’t have blinked an eye. But they weren’t. Instead, every one of these photographs comes from a planet millions of kilometres away from us.

Star Trek Beyond Concept Art Shows Off Starships And Stunning Alien Vistas

Image Cache: Much of Star Trek Beyond takes place on an alien planet the crew gets stranded on after the destruction of the Enterprise. In this concept art by Victor Martinez, you can get a closer look at some designs for the planet and some ships that never made it to screen.

The Year's Best Astronomy Photos Will Take You To Another Dimension

Image Cache: The Royal Observatory in Greenwich has announced its shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. From nebulas and auroras through to starbursts and solar eclipses, these photographs will rekindle your sense of wonder.

SpaceX's Latest Launch-And-Landing Photo Is Rocket-Fuelled Glory

Image Cache: If you needed proof that the future of reusable rocket technology is going to be spectacular, look no further than SpaceX’s latest launch-and-landing time exposure photo, which shows a Falcon 9 rocket screaming away from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (left), before the first stage booster lands gently back on terra firma (right).

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