Now, as 2016 finally comes to a close, it's time to look back at some of the most incredible images it dished up, plus the facts that made us stop and think, and the jokes that helped us procrastinate at work (ILU multiverse memes).
The ScienceAlert Instagram page is full of weird facts, great science jokes, and amazing pictures - here are some of our favourites from 2016:
How is this even possible:
Photographer Francisco Negroni captured this ridiculous pic of the Cordon Caulle Volcano exploding with volcanic lightning back in 2009. Volcanic lightning occurs when electrical charge builds up inside ash plumes close to the ground, creating one of the most awesomely horrific sights in nature. 🌋 📷: Francisco Negroni #Volcanoes #Lightning #ScienceAlert
What a shot! (And before digital cameras took off...):
You got this!
We want to go:
Owl puns FTW:
Four beautiful seasons:
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Happy Holidays, everyone!