During a fire in China, a photographer caught this perfectly framed shot of the wreckage. You can check out more photojournalism from this week over at American Photo.
This is a first-ever event: astronomers caught a glimpse of planets helping their star grow. When the ALMA telescope looked, this is the image it saw. Read more about the discovery here.
If you can’t tell, those are all cars. When Sandy blew through the East Coast, it totaled a lot of rides in the process. A lot of those were moved to Long Island’s little-used Calverton Executive Airpark. See a fly-over video here.
Cities By Starlight
What would cities look like without all that light pollution? Photographer Thierry Cohen tried to find out by photographing metropolises by day, then digitally darkening them and adding in vibrant night skies.
And speaking of different ways to look at cities, photographer Dan Tobin Smith and designer Rachel Thomas set up polystyrene cities like this above eight-square-meter “lakes” of milk. They’re all unreal.
For New Year’s, NASA and Penn State released a ton of new space images, like this one showing the stars of Omega Centauri. It might not take you a year to see them all, but it’s something to tie you over until next week.