What's New

Here's where you'll find the latest imagery, offers and updates from SPL.

New Images

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Image of the Week

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Clip of the Week

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Extraordinary microworld

Dennis Kunkel is one of the world's most prominent microscopists, who has devoted more than 40 years of his life exploring the extraordinary microworld invisible to the naked eye. Dr. Kunkel's expertise and extensive research experience in biological and medical sciences are coupled with a unique gift for capturing these amazing forms in their finest detail. Find out more.

Remarkable women in science

March 8th marks International Women’s Day. Our collection of Women in Science have helped change the world. They began when women were not allowed to be educated and were considered inferior to men, they broke the rules and taught all of us that anything is possible.

Breakthrough discovery of seven exoplanets

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system.

Medical research through the lens of Andrew Brookes

View amazing images by Andrew Brookes (Tek Image) and gain a rare insight into the complex work performed by research teams. With each day, scientists are a step closer to finding new ways to treat, cure or even prevent the thousands of diseases that afflict humankind.