January's Science News In Pictures

Australia wildfire

Photo: AP Photo/NSW Rural Fire Service, James Morris

Science started off with a bang this new year, and here are the best images from it.From deep space to Antarctica, science has been all over the map.Under the images you will find links to the original stories, in case you missed them.

What were your favourite pictures this month? Did we miss any amazing pictures? Tell us in the comments.

Urthecast, is a company that will send HD video cameras up to the International Space Station later this year.

Normann Szkop took to the skies to capture the beautiful patchwork of colours that are Holland's tulip fields in full bloom.

When NASA's newest satellite soared into space late Wednesday (Jan. 30), a team of photographers captured dazzling views of the rocket streaking into orbit.

Sir Richard Branson's 74 acre private island in the British Virgin Islands, Necker Island, is full of exotic wildlife.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes and his five-man team set off this month on a daring expedition to cross the Antarctic continent during the winter months.

A bitter cold snap turned a Chicago warehouse fire into an ice castle earlier this month as firefighters battled the blaze.

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has found a way to create clouds indoors.

Water samples from Antarctic Lake Whillans show evidence of living bacteria.

This zoomable, panable 360-degree VIDEO of the erupting Tolbachik Volcano was taken from a helicopter.

Björn Jónsson has just strung together 14 pictures captured by the Voyager 1 satellite 34 years ago.

These pyramids of sifted sand from Hurricane Sandy on the parking lot at Jacob Riis Park in The Rockaways, Queens.

The city of Jerusalem as well as other parts of Israel and the West Bank were covered in snow after the worst storm in 20 years swept through the region earlier this month.

Australia was in the grip of a record heatwave this month, which has made conditions ripe for wildfires to burn millions of acres.

The Discovery Channel caught a pair of giraffes locked in heated battle, and the footage they got was nothing short of spectacular.

A crazy bout of tornadoes and thunderstorms battered the mid-Atlantic and East coast on Jan. 30.

Chris Hadfield, who is living aboard the International Space Station, has been tweeting amazing pictures of the Earth from Space.

The existence of a 9,000-strong colony of emperor penguins in East Antarctica has been confirmed by three people who visited it for the first time.

This large shark was caught chowing down on a smaller shark early this month.

In April 2011, Roger was climbing up his favourite backcountry run when he triggered a snow slide that hurled him and two of his friends several hundred feet down the mountain.

The FIPEL, which is short for field-induced polymer electroluminescent technology, could revolutionise lighting.

NASA will grant a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to develop an inflatable space habitat that attaches to the International Space Station.

One-hundred and 50 years ago, the USS Hatteras, a 210-foot, iron-hulled Navy ship, was sunk by a Confederate ship about 20 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas and was covered in mud, but after storms moved, NOAA was able to get a 3D scan of the wreck.

These amazing images of the Earth were captured with the satellites Landsat 5 and 7, ASTER, and MODIS.

Flu season raged out of control this month, stronger than any other season in a decade, but has hopefully reached its peak for the year.

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology had to add a new colour to their heat scale when temperatures reached 125 degrees Fahrenheit.

Deep Space Industries, a newly formed company, announced plans on Jan. 22, to launch the world's first fleet of asteroid-hunting spacecraft to search for space rocks that can be harvested for precious metals and other resources.

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