A Chimp Selfie, Ghostly Octopus, And The Biggest Photo Of Manhattan Ever

Plus, twin red panda cubs

Chimp with Camera

But First, Let Me Take A Selfie

A 46-year-old chimp named Chloe got behind the camera after keepers at the Oregon Zoo placed a GoPro inside her habitat. She carried the GoPro with her for a portion of the day, filming her activities and occasionally turning the lens on herself. Watch the video on the zoo's website here.Screenshot from YouTube
Norway At Dusk

Norway At Dusk

Two weeks ago, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a new satellite into Earth's orbit to monitor ecosystems and the atmosphere. The ESA released one of the first images from the satellite, an ethereal photo of Norway at dusk, capturing both snow-covered land and the Arctic sea.ESA
Pulsar

A Pulsar Is Born

This image features a pulsar that formed from a collapsed star at the end of its life. To create the photo, a telescope at The California Institute of Technology focused on the star for a 300-second exposure.NASA/JPL-Caltech
Scott Kelly Coming Home

There's No Place Like Home

Astronaut Scott Kelly returned safely to Earth this week after spending 340 days in space (where he grew two inches). His mission was part of NASA's effort to understand how trips to Mars will affect human health.Scott Kelly
Distant Galaxy

An Old And Very Distant Galaxy

Astronomers located a galaxy 13.4 billion light years away, making it the oldest and most distant galaxy found yet.NASA, ESA, AND P. OESCH (YALE UNIVERSITY)
test dummy

Don't Try This At Home

NASA is using test dummies containing tiny sensors to run water landing tests on the Orion spacecraft. The tests will help the researchers evaluate the landing safety of the spacecraft after returning from missions in deep space.NASA/David C. Bowman
The Big Apple

The Big Apple

Photographer Jeffrey Martin created a stunning 360-degree image of Manhattan, which he claims is the largest photo ever made of New York City. He took more than 2,000 photos to create the panoramic image over the course of two days from the top of the Empire State Building. Check out the full-resolution photo here.Jeffrey Martin/360Cities.net
Ghost Octopus

Casper The Octopus

A remote controlled vehicle on a NOAA dive spotted a ghostlike octopod deep in the ocean near the Hawaiian Archipelago. "It is almost certainly an undescribed species and may not belong to any described genus," NOAA reported.NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Hohonu Moana 2016
Liquid mercury

Flowing Mercury

This photo captures the movement of liquid mercury as it flows across a heated bottom plate of a cylindrical cell, Gizmodo reported.Joerg Schumacher/Technische Universitaet Ilmenau
Red Panda Twins

Red Panda Twins

Twin red panda cubs at the Melbourne Zoo made their public debut this week for checkups. Red Pandas are classified as a vulnerable species, due largely to loss of forested habitat, according to the zoo.Melbourne Zoo