Science Images of the Week

Posted June 27th, 2014 at 6:41 pm (UTC+0)
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A customer in Santa Monica, California uses one of two new ATM’s that were put into operation June 21, 2014 in Southern California to purchase the popular digital currency, bitcoins. (Reuters)

A customer in Santa Monica, California, purchases the popular digital currency, bitcoins, using one of two new ATM’s that were put into operation on June 21, 2014. (Reuters)

A technician is shown making adjustments on an ESA ATV-5 spacecraft that was being prepared for integration on an Ariane 5 rocket on 24 June 2014.  This is ESA’s fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) and was named for the father of the “Big Bang”, Georges Lemaître, a Belgian physicist.  The spacecraft, which will deliver more than 2600 kg of goods to the International Space Station, is scheduled for launch sometime in the second half of July, 2014 from the Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. (© ESA-S. Corvaja)

An ESA ATV-5 spacecraft is prepared for integration on an Ariane 5 rocket on June 24, 2014. This is ESA’s fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) and was named for the father of the “Big Bang”, Georges Lemaître, a Belgian physicist. The spacecraft, which will deliver more than 2600 kg of goods to the International Space Station, is scheduled for launch sometime in July 2014 from Kourou, French Guiana. (© ESA-S. Corvaja)

Here’s a close-up of Harley Davidson’s new electric motorcycle prototype, Project LiveWire that was on display at the motorcycle company’s New York store on June 23, 2014.  The LiveWire isn’t on sale yet since the final version of the LiveWire is still being developed. (Reuters)

Harley Davidson’s new electric motorcycle prototype, Project LiveWire, on display at the motorcycle company’s New York store on June 23, 2014. The LiveWire isn’t on sale yet because it is still in development. (Reuters)

NASA successfully tested the parachute system of its Orion spacecraft at the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Arizona on June 25, 2014.  A test version of the spacecraft is shown here descending to the ground under its three main parachutes.  The space agency said this was the most difficult test of the spacecraft’s parachute system as it is getting set for Orion’s first trip into space in December 2014. (NASA)

NASA successfully tested the parachute system of its Orion spacecraft at the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Arizona on June 25, 2014. The U.S. space agency said this was the most difficult test of the spacecraft’s parachute system as it gets set for Orion’s first trip into space in December 2014. (NASA)

Here’s a shot of the constellation Orion that was taken from the International Space Station on June 24, 2014 by ISS Engineer, Reid Wiseman.  In the upper right area you can see the U Destiny module. (NASA)

Here’s a shot of the constellation Orion (little bright blue objects in center) that was taken from the International Space Station on June 24, 2014 by ISS Engineer Reid Wiseman. (NASA)

Representatives from the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University Of North Dakota, Grand Forks, are shown here piloting a Draganflyer X4ES drone during a demonstration on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.  They were demonstrating the drone’s possible use in various law enforcement applications. (AP)

Representatives from the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University Of North Dakota, Grand Forks, demonstrate a Draganflyer X4ES drone on June 24, 2014. They were demonstrating the drone’s possible use in various law enforcement applications. (AP)

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover celebrated its first Mars Year on the Red Planet, June 24, 2014, by sending back a selfie it took of itself at a Martian sandstone target called "Windjana". The selfie was actually composed with dozens of individual images taken between April and May 2014. (NASA)

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover celebrates its first Mars year on the red planet by sending back a selfie taken at a Martian sandstone target called Windjana, June 24, 2014. The selfie was actually composed with dozens of individual images taken between April and May 2014. (NASA)

A Google employee demonstrates the Android Auto interface at the Google I/O developer’s conference in San Francisco June 26, 2014. An Android powered device will interface with the auto’s dashboard touchscreen system to provide drivers with a safe way to access and operate Android’s built-in navigation, communication and entertainment applications by just using voice commands. (Reuters)

A Google employee demonstrates the Android auto interface at the Google I/O developer’s conference in San Francisco June 26, 2014. An Android-powered device will interface with the auto’s dashboard touchscreen system to provide drivers with a safe way to access and operate Android’s built-in navigation, communication and entertainment applications by using voice commands. (Reuters)

NASA released this new composite image of the Perseus Galaxy Cluster on June 24, 2014.  The composite was made from a number of observational images taken over a decade by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.  According to NASA the Perseus Cluster is one of the most massive objects in the Universe and it contains thousands of galaxies that are surrounde by a huge cloud of superheated gas.  (NASA)

NASA released this new composite image of the Perseus Galaxy Cluster on June 24, 2014. The composite was made from a number of observational images taken over a decade by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory. According to NASA, the Perseus Cluster is one of the most massive objects in the Universe, containing thousands of galaxies surrounded by a huge cloud of superheated gas. (NASA)

Otonaroid, a female-announcer robot is shown here addressing a crowd during a press event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan in Tokyo Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Android expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, who created Otonaroid, also demonstrated others that included another girl robot called Kodomoroid and a bald-headed mannequin robot with pointed arms called Telenoid. (AP)

Otonaroid, a female-announcer robot, is shown here addressing a crowd during a press event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan in Tokyo on June 24, 2014. Android expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, who created Otonaroid, also demonstrated others that included another girl robot called Kodomoroid and a bald-headed mannequin robot with pointed arms called Telenoid. (AP)

 

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