Distant worlds, a statue made out of a rocket and a dinosaur egg: December 2021's eye-opening science images
We bring you the best images in science from last month.
Christmas and New Year have blasted past us in a blur, and now it's time to look forward to what 2022 has to offer. But before we do, we take a glance back at some of the best images in science over the festive period.
From the discovery of a remarkable dinosaur embryo, a record-breaking volcanic eruption, and space missions launching left, right and centre, it certainly was busy. And with the James Webb Space Telescope launching on Christmas Day, by this time next year, we will hopefully start seeing some amazing images of our Universe.
Buried in ash
Working from home
Not going like a rocket
All systems go!
Another fin mess
Here be dragons
Turn up for the books
Ripe for picking
More great images from Science Focus magazine:
- Extreme weather from around the world
- 2021 in science as told through these defining images
- The winter solstice and it's many rituals around the world
Santa Claus is surfing to town
Dirty great volcano
The wait is over
James Cutmore is the picture editor of BBC Science Focus Magazine, researching striking images for the magazine and on the website. He is also has a passion for taking his own photographs