Science Images of the Week

Posted July 4th, 2014 at 6:23 pm (UTC+0)
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With the sun setting over New York on July 2, 2014, the One World Trade Center building in Manhattan is struck by lightning during a summer storm.  (REUTERS)

With the sun setting over New York on July 2, 2014, the One World Trade Center building in Manhattan is struck by lightning during a summer storm. (REUTERS)

This photo, taken from the International Space Station, shows the eye of Hurricane Arthur as it makes its way over the Atlantic Ocean. ISS crewmember Alexander Gerst Tweeted the photo on July 3, 2014. Arthur, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, has been sweeping up the US east coast and forcing thousands of vacationers to scrap their July Fourth holiday plans. (REUTERS)

This photo, taken from the International Space Station, shows the eye of Hurricane Arthur as it makes its way over the Atlantic Ocean. ISS crew-member Alexander Gerst Tweeted the photo on July 3, 2014. Arthur, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, has been sweeping up the US east coast and forcing thousands of vacationers to scrap their July Fourth holiday plans. (REUTERS)

Shadow, a two-month-old grey wolf pup, is seen here playing and rolling around in some ficus twigs that some keepers at California’s San Diego Zoo laid out for him.  Shadow’s caretakers are helping to familiarize him with various smells and sights during a 30-day quarantine process.  Once Shadow completes the quarantine period, he’ll serve as an animal ambassador during educational presentations. (AP)

Shadow, a two-month-old grey wolf pup, is seen here playing and rolling around in some ficus twigs that some keepers at California’s San Diego Zoo laid out for him. Shadow’s caretakers are helping to familiarize him with various smells and sights during a 30-day quarantine process. Once Shadow completes the quarantine period, he’ll serve as an animal ambassador during educational presentations. (AP)

NASA’s new atmospheric carbon dioxide monitoring spacecraft called the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 or OCO-2 is shown here lifting off aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on July 2, 2014. The OCO-2 will measure the global distribution of carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth's climate. (Reuters)

NASA’s new atmospheric carbon dioxide monitoring spacecraft, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 or OCO-2, is shown here lifting off aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on July 2, 2014. The OCO-2 will measure the global distribution of carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth’s climate. (Reuters)

A child looks at a humanoid robot named "Nao" as it does some math calculations at the workshop of Aldebaran Robotics Company located in Issy-Les-Moulineaux near Paris on July 2, 2014. The workshop allows the public to meet and interact with humanoid robots like Nao. (Reuters)

A child looks at a humanoid robot named “Nao” as it performs some math calculations at the workshop of Aldebaran Robotics Company located in Issy-Les-Moulineaux near Paris on July 2, 2014. The workshop allows the public to meet and interact with humanoid robots like Nao. (Reuters)

This newly released composite image is the spiral galaxy NGC 4258, which also known as M106.  The image was composed from X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, radio data from the National Science Foundation’s Karl Jansky Very Large Array, optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope as wells as infrared data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. (NASA)

This is a newly released composite image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4258, which is also known as M106. The image was composed from X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, radio data from the National Science Foundation’s Karl Jansky Very Large Array, optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope as wells as infrared data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. (NASA)

A beautiful Blue Morpho butterfly is shown here resting on the greenery at the Museum of Life and Science's Magic Wings Butterfly House in Durham, N.C., Tuesday on July 1, 2014. (AP)

A beautiful Blue Morpho butterfly is shown here resting on the greenery at the Museum of Life and Science’s Magic Wings Butterfly House in Durham, N.C., Tuesday on July 1, 2014. (AP)

On Jun 28, 2014, after several adverse weather related cancelations, NASA finally got to launch its saucer-shaped Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle.  The LDSD is shown here being lifted up by a high altitude balloon at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. NASA hopes that someday the LDSD will allow the space agency to deploy heavy payloads onto the surface of Mars. (Reuters)

On Jun 28, 2014, after several adverse weather related cancelations, NASA finally got to launch its saucer-shaped Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle. The LDSD is shown here being lifted up by a high altitude balloon at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. NASA hopes that someday the LDSD will allow the space agency to deploy heavy payloads onto the surface of Mars. (Reuters)

Hugo, a 63-year-old Galapagos Tortoise, is shown here being lured out of his enclosure with a carrot at the Australian Reptile Park near Sydney on July 1, 2014.  Hugo had to leave his home for a time so that he could undergo his annual health and weight check.  This year he weighed in at 166 kilograms which is one kilogram more than last year.  By the way the life expectancy of a Galapagos Tortoise is up to 180 years. (REUTERS)

Hugo, a 63-year-old Galapagos Tortoise, is shown here being lured out of his enclosure with a carrot at the Australian Reptile Park near Sydney on July 1, 2014. Hugo had to leave his home for a time so that he could undergo his annual health and weight check. This year he weighed in at 166 kilograms which is one kilogram more than last year. By the way the life expectancy of a Galapagos Tortoise is up to 180 years. (REUTERS)

ISS crewmember Alexander Gerst provides us with another remarkable image. This is the Antarctic aurora as seen from the space station.  On July 2, 2014, Gerst posted his photo on social media and commented - "Antarctic Aurora fleeing from sunrise. I have rarely seen something more magical in my life!" (ESA/NASA)

ISS crewmember Alexander Gerst provides us with another remarkable image. This is the Antarctic aurora as seen from the space station. On July 2, 2014, Gerst posted his photo on social media and commented – “Antarctic Aurora fleeing from sunrise. I have rarely seen something more magical in my life!” (ESA/NASA)

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