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11 Super-Cool Science Photos From The Past Decade

05/10/2015 08:43 am ET | Updated May 10, 2015

From the most colorful view of the deep cosmos to the first-ever photo of a flying bird's baby bump, the past decade has brought many awe-inspiring snapshots of science.

Here, your editors at HuffPost Science have curated some of our favorite science photos from the past 10 years, many of which were featured on our page. Just scroll down to see an iconic science-related photo for each year from 2005 to 2015. If we're missing a science photo that you love, sound off in the comments below.

  • 2015
    Martin Le-May
    A baby weasel took the ride of a lifetime on the back of a green woodpecker in Hornchurch Country Park in East London. Photographer Martin Le-May just happened to be lucky enough to capture the moment on March 2, 2015.
  • 2014
    NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)
    Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe -- among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the 25-year-old telescope. The image was released on June 3, 2014.
  • 2013
    NASA
    NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins snapped a selfie while completing a spacewalk outside of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station on Dec. 24, 2013.
  • 2012
    Hadoram Shirihai/Tubenoses project
    A rare Mascarene petrel with an egg-shaped bulge in its middle. Photographed in 2012 by researchers near Reunion, an island off the coast of Madagascar, it was said to be the first to show a bird flying with a visible "baby bump."
  • 2011
    Wikimedia Commons: Wtop.com
    In 2011, a female Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra) in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, decided to pick up British wildlife photographer David Slater's camera and take a selfie.
  • 2010
    NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
    A stunning scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor, taken on May 24, 2010.
  • 2009
    Sung Hoon Kang, Joanna Aizenberg and Boaz Pokroy; Harvard University
    An electron microscope photograph shows self-assembling hair-like polymers around a polystyrene sphere, about two micrometers in diameter. It won first place in the National Science Foundation's 2009 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.
  • 2008
    NASA
    Hurricane Ike covers more than half of Cuba. It was taken by the Expedition 17 crew aboard the International Space Station from a vantage point of 220 miles above Earth, on September 9, 2008.
  • 2007
    Gloria Kwon/NIKON Small World
    A close-up look at a double transgenic mouse embryo, just 18.5 days old. The photo won first place in Nikon's 2007 Small World Photomicrography Competition.
  • 2006
    Thierry Legault
    A photo of the International Space Station (ISS) and Space Shuttle Atlantis flying between Earth and the sun. The photo was taken from Normandie, France on Sept. 17, 2006.
  • 2005
    Charles Krebs/NIKON Small World
    A portrait of a Muscoid fly (house fly) that won first place in Nikon's 2005 Small World Photomicrography Competition.
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