Pizza robots and a 3D-printed bridge: 23 astounding images in science July 2021
Devastating floods in Europe, wildfires in the US, and a battle between two billionaires' private spaceflight companies.
It's been a super-busy month if you like to follow the exploits of the billions of private space companies all competing in a very niche space-race.
At the age of 82, ex-NASA pilot Wally Funk finally managed to reach space thanks to an invitation by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his team at Blue Origin. Meanwhile, businessman Sir Richard Branson was already celebrating his successful flight in his Virgin Galactic craft a few days prior.
In China and parts of Northern Europe, a series of devastating floods have caused chaos and loss of life in a number of countries, and wildfires and drought continue to affect the United States.
So join us as we tell the story of July in science images.
We have lift-off
Pazzi pizza please
Wild fires burn out of control
In the pink
Somewhere over the rainbows
Bundle of joy
Well hello there!
Who's a pretty kingfisher?
Salt of the Earth
Release the drones
Deeper and down
One small step for Richard
See some more of our great image sets here:
- Stunning cockroach bathing is light wins photo prize
- Wally Funk finally goes to space thanks to Blue Origin
- Indoor rainbows and spotty seals - the best images in science June 2021
One we made earlier
Reaching for the stars
A dream fulfilled
Ancient solar observatory
Cue the robot
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