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Creating this photo of sun trails took eight years and a beer can
Nine goofy, award-winning animal photos to turn your day around
These spiky frog skulls look more like dinosaur fossils
Stunning photos from the Smithsonian’s 17th annual photo competition revealed
Medical breakthroughs turned into gorgeous images
Photo captures the intricacies of millipede sex
These trippy images reveal the colorful inner lives of bones
These close-up photos of the sun could help us forecast space weather
To remain hidden, these beetles sparkle like gems
NASA’s top observatories teamed up to capture an imploding star in captivating 3D