A Stranded Sloth, A Drone’s Ice Cave Mission, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Plus, some of the brightest stars in the galaxy
City lights as seen from space

Scott Kelly took this photo, demonstrating that the best way to experience a snowstorm is from afar, preferably from the vantage point of space. Scott Kelly

collision proof drone exploring an ice crack
Map showing the shape of the Earth's seafloor
frozen soap bubble glittering in the dark
map of Washington D.C covered in snow
sloth clinging to a road guard with a policeman
star cluster of the most luminous stars
4-millimeter-long Cryptomaster Behemoth
ink spreading over an egg yolk
Hound dog running down a road with teenagers in the background