A Trampoline Bridge Design And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Plus: A meteor soaring over California, a beautiful aerial view of Greenland's coast, an artist going fully digital, and more amazing photos and illustrations.

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Upside-Down House

French artist Jean-Francois Fourtou created this upside-down house. Titled “Tombée du Ciel,” or “Fallen from the Sky,” it’s based on his childhood home.

Bouncy Bridge

This (totally fun and probably not hazardous!) bridge was imagined by Atelier Zündel Cristea for a competition in Paris. It works the way your inner child is hoping: you trampoline across the water.

Greenland Sea Ice

On Tuesday, NASA’s Aqua satellite snapped this image of the coast of eastern Greenland. It’s lovely, even if it’s not a great time to be ice in Greenland.

Three-Legged Tortoise

Wildman Phil, who educates children by showing them reptiles, had his Suburban stolen this week. This little guy, a three-legged tortoise named Stumpy–Stumpy!–was in that vehicle, along with other animals. They were all recovered safely the next day.

Gator At Night

As part of the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, Larry Lynch submitted this shot of a gator in a Florida park. See more great photos from the competition here.


A meteor flew over California Wednesday night, and several people caught great images of it. But this one, first captured by Wes Jones of Belmont, Calif., might be the best.

Philip Glass By Chuck Close

Artist Chuck Close has been doing pixelated portraits for years, but at an upcoming exhibit, he’ll be going digital, creating with inkjet printers. Here, an oil portrait of composer Philip Glass.

Turkish Sports Cars

Photographer Korhan Karaoysal took portraits of custom car owners in his native Turkey. It was a way “to understand the individuals inside these automobiles that demand a continuous attention of the crowd.” Read more about the series and see more great photos at American Photo.

The James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope will launch in 2018, but first it has to be prepped. Here it gets chilled to 400 degrees below zero to put its instruments to the test. Read more here.

Russia’s Silicon Valley

Moscow’s Atrium Studio made this design–with a full courtyard, housing, and more–as an option for Skolkovo, Russia’s tech and science hub.

Spacemen Go Casual

This is the crew of Expedition 33. On October 23rd, they’ll head out on the Soyuz TMA-06M for a five-month stay at the International Space Station. This week they shared a laugh at the first of two “fit check” dress rehearsal sessions.