Science Images of the Week

Posted June 13th, 2014 at 8:08 pm (UTC+0)
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The Egyptian desert meets the Red Sea on a cloudless afternoon in this photo tweeted by first-time astronaut Reid Wiseman on June 8, 2014. Wiseman is one of six men living aboard the International Space Station. Wiseman has a growing following on Twitter where he shared this image. (Reuters)

The Egyptian desert meets the Red Sea on a cloudless afternoon in this photo tweeted by first-time astronaut Reid Wiseman on June 8, 2014. Wiseman is one of six men living aboard the International Space Station. Wiseman has a growing following on Twitter where he shared this image. (Reuters)

A solar flare bursts off the left limb of the sun in this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 10, 2014. (Reuters/NASA)

A solar flare bursts off the left limb of the sun in this image captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 10, 2014. (Reuters/NASA)

A new undated Hubble image shows NGC 1566, a galaxy located about 40 million light-years away in the constellation of Dorado

A new undated Hubble image shows NGC 1566, a galaxy located about 40 million light-years away in the constellation of Dorado (The Dolphinfish). (Reuters/NASA)

The Orion crew module for Exploration Flight Test-1 is seen at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida

The Orion crew module for Exploration Flight Test-1 in the Final Assembly and System Testing (FAST) Cell at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida in this photo released by NASA on June 10, 2014. In December, Orion will launch 3,600 miles into space in a four-hour flight to test the systems that will be critical for survival in future human missions to deep space. (Reuters/NASA)

Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Launch

Tustin Hyundai celebrates the sale of the first Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell on June 10, 2014, in Tustin, California. The Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle is the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle offered in the U.S. market. (AP)

Bruce Campbell sits on his futon bed while using a laptop in his Boeing 727 home in the woods outside the suburbs of Portland, Oregon

Bruce Campbell sits on his futon bed while using a laptop in his Boeing 727 home in the woods outside the suburbs of Portland, Oregon May 21, 2014. In 1999, the former electrical engineer had a vision: To save retired jetliners from becoming scrap metal by reusing them. (Reuters)

An attendee tries out the Virtuix Oculus Rift and Omni Treadmill game at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles

An attendee tries out the Virtuix Oculus Rift and Omni Treadmill game at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California, June 11, 2014. (Reuters)

Hungary Zoo

Sixteen-month old Indian elephant Asha cools itself in her enclosure at the Budapest Zoo as the temperature reaches 33 degrees Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) in Budapest, Hungary, June 11, 2014. (AP)

A look at the inside of the International Space Station while most of it's crew is asleep. This view looks  into the ISS' Destiny Laboratory from the Unity Node.  You can also see the Harmony Node in the background.  June 11, 2014 (NASA)

A look at the inside of the International Space Station while most of its crew is asleep. This view looks into the ISS’ Destiny Laboratory from the Unity Node. You can also see the Harmony Node in the background. June 11, 2014 (NASA)

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A biologist with the Florida Museum of Natural History holds an endangered Schaus’ swallowtail butterfly before releasing it into the wild June 9, 2014, in Biscayne National Park, Florida. The butterfly is part of a captive breeding operation, begun in 2012, to save the butterfly from extinction. Each adult released is numbered with a permanent marker for identification. (AP)

With the excitement of World Cup 2014 reaching fever pitch, members of the ISS crew took this photo of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo at night.  The two Brazilian cities are host to some of the World Cup 2014 games. June 12, 2014 (NASA)

With the excitement of World Cup 2014 reaching fever pitch, members of the ISS crew took this photo of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo at night. The two Brazilian cities are host to some of the World Cup 2014 games, June 12, 2014 (NASA)

The European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory recently discovered an a unique ring of material within a giant cloud of gas called NGC 7538. Clumps of material that have gathered within the cloud may one day produce, what some astronomers think will be a number of collasal stars. June 12, 2014 (ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Whitman College)

The European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory recently discovered a unique ring of material within a giant cloud of gas called NGC 7538. Clumps of material that have gathered within the cloud may one day produce what some astronomers think will be a number of collossal stars. June 12, 2014 (NASA)

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