National Geographic - Best News Stories of 2008
National Geographic has released their top ten news stories of 2008.From a squid to a 'sky frown' these are what make our world a fascinating place to be.
These are the most read stories covered by National Geographic's daily news team in 2008.
1) An alien-like squid with elbows captured on a Shell Oil Company Camera - it's strangely errie as it looms out of the darkness.
2) The Large Hadron Collider worked for the first time on September 10, laying down the foundation for the recreation of post-big bang conditions on earth.
3) A Portal to the Maya Underworld made up of a labyrinth of stone temples and pyramids was discovered on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
4) Some unknown structures are tugging at the corner of our universe like magnets.
5) Hurricane Gustav pummels the Gulf Coast as it turned into a major hurricane.
6) Venus and Jupiter join a crescent moon in the sky and create a 'frown' above us.
7) A space discovered inside Egypt's Great Pyramid might explain how the Egyptians moved two million 2.5 ton blocks to create the massive structures.
8) The World's oldest living tree was discovered in Sweeden, and started growing at the time of the Ice Age.
9) The Bigfoot mystery is declared a hoax
10) A total solar eclipse happened in our skies on August first.