Science Images of the Week

Posted March 29th, 2013 at 5:49 pm (UTC+0)
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This solar prominence bowed out and then broke apart  from the sun recently in a graceful, floating style in a little less than four hours. (Image: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA)

This solar eruption bowed out and then broke apart from the sun recently in a graceful, floating style in a little less than four hours. (NASA)

A wing-spotted Drosophila elegans - a male fruit fly - courts a female atop a flower. (Image:Nicolas Gompel & Benjamin Prud'homme)

A wing-spotted Drosophila elegans, a male fruit fly, courts a female atop a flower. (Nicolas Gompel & Benjamin Prud’homme)

SpaceX's Dragon space capsule approaching the Internatational Space Station for capture and docking on March 3, 2013. The capsule returned to Earth this past week after a 3 week stay at the ISS. (Photo: NASA)

SpaceX’s Dragon space capsule approaching the International Space Station for capture and docking on March 3, 2013. The capsule returned to Earth this past week after a three-week stay at the ISS. (NASA)

Scientists, using this completed section of the NOvA neutrino detector, have recorded its first three-dimensional images of particles.  The most powerful neutrino detector in the United States is being built for the US Dept. of Energy's Fermilabs in northern Minnesota. (Photo: Fermilab)

The most powerful neutrino detector in the United States, being built for the US Deptartment of Energy in Minnesota, has recorded its first three-dimensional images of particles. (Fermilab)

The European Space Agency's Planck mission released what they called the best map ever of the universe.   (Image: ESA and the Planck Collaboration)

The European Space Agency’s Planck mission released what they called the best map ever of the universe. (ESA and the Planck Collaboration)

Fairy circles - circular patches of barren land - freckle the landscape in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia. Scientists are thinking they might be the work of sand termites - Psammotermes allocerus.  (Photo: Norbert Juergens)

Fairy circles, round patches of barren land, freckle the landscape at the NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia. Scientists think they might be the work of sand termites. (Norbert Juergens)

The planetary nebula known as ESO 456-67 as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. Set against a backdrop of bright stars, the rust-colored object lies in the constellation of Sagittarius. (Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA)

The planetary nebula known as ESO 456-67 as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. Set against a backdrop of bright stars, the rust-colored object lies in the constellation of Sagittarius. (NASA)

Cassava leaves infected with Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) at the International Institute for Tropical Africa (IITA) where researchers are learning more about genomics to help breed more effective cassava (tapioca) plants to feed the hungry in their native Africa. (Photo: Teddy Amuge, IITA)

Cassava leaves infected with Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), where researchers are learning more about genomics to help breed more effective cassava plants that produce tapioca to help feed the hungry in Africa. (Teddy Amuge, IITA)

A crescent moon and NASA's Johnson Space Center’s S-band dish, atop Building 44. (Photo: NASA/Mark Sowa)

A crescent moon and NASA’s Johnson Space Center’s S-band dish, atop Building 44. (NASA)

A view into the south portion of the Overlook crater at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (Photo: US Geological Survey)

A view into the south portion of the Overlook crater at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. (US Geological Survey)

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