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The 28 Most Breathtaking Science Photos From 2014

The universe is an amazing place.

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8. String-like Ebola virus emerging after multiplying inside an infected cell, as pictured by ZEISS Microscopy.

Heinz Feldmann, Peter Jahrling, Elizabeth Fischer and Anita Mora, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health/ZEISS Microscopy/Creative Commons / Via Flickr: zeissmicro

11. An ancient skull from the Paracas culture in Peru.

15. The fossil of a primitive bird, Confuciusornis sanctus, that existed 125 to 120 million years ago.

22. Ten thousand galaxies evolving in the early life of the universe, the most detailed ever seen by the Hubble Ultra Deep Field project.

NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)