Science Images of the Week

Posted July 25th, 2014 at 6:52 pm (UTC+0)
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NASA celebrated the 15th Anniversary of its Chandra X-ray Observatory on July 23, 2014 by releasing some newly processed images of objects out in the cosmos.  Here is G292.0+1.8 the remnants of supernova, which is a star that exploded. (NASA)

NASA celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Chandra X-ray Observatory on July 23, 2014, by releasing some newly processed images. This is G292.0+1.8 the remnants of supernova, a star that has exploded. (NASA)

Here’s another the newly processed images NASA released on July 23, 2014 to celebrate Chandra’s 15th anniversary.  This is the Crab Nebula.  The new image shows lower-energy X-rays from Chandra – red, medium energy X-rays – green, and the highest-energy X-rays – blue.  (NASA)

Here’s another image NASA released on July 23, 2014, to celebrate Chandra’s 15th anniversary. This image of the Crab Nebula shows the red lower-energy X-rays, green medium-energy X-rays, and blue, the highest-energy X-rays.  (NASA)

An engineer is seen working – yes he’s there keep looking – at the A Large Ion Collider Experiment or ALICE, which is a part of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), on July 23, 2014. (Reuters)

An engineer works at the A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE), which is a part of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), on July 23, 2014. (Reuters)

The Russian Progress 56 cargo ship is shown, in this NASA-TV video capture, as approaches the International Space Station for docking on July 23, 2014. (NASA-TV)

In this NASA-TV video capture, the Russian Progress 56 cargo ship approaches the International Space Station for docking on July 23, 2014. (NASA-TV)

Visitors check out the Apollo Lunar Module display at Washington DC’s Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on July 20, 2014, the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 lunar landing. (AP)

Visitors check out the Apollo Lunar Module display at Washington DC’s Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on July 20, 2014, the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 lunar landing. (AP)

Never question the power of Mother Nature – the violent typhoon Rammasun hit the city of Haikou, in China’s Hainan province on July 18, 2014.  Here you see a resident of the city as he pushes his electric bicycle through a flooded seaside street against the storm’s strong wind and heavy rainfalls.  (Reuters)

Never question the power of Mother Nature – the violent typhoon Rammasun hit the city of Haikou, in China’s Hainan province, on July 18, 2014. Here, a resident pushes his electric bicycle through a flooded seaside street. (Reuters)

On July 24, 2014, NASA and the European Space Agency released this image of the massive galaxy cluster MACS J0416.1-2403 after their astronomers, using the Hubble Space Telescope, were able to create the most precise map of the mass within a galaxy cluster. (NASA/ESA)

On July 24, 2014, NASA and the European Space Agency released this image of the massive galaxy cluster MACS J0416.1-2403 after astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope created the most precise map of the mass within a galaxy cluster. (NASA/ESA)

For the first time technicians at the cleanroom Northrop Grumman’s Redondo Beach, California facility recently expanded and stacked the Sunshield of the James Webb Space Telescope, which is currently under construction. The Sunshield, shown here in a photo released by NASA on July 25, 2014, is the largest part of the observatory and when deployed in space must reliably unfurl to precise tolerances. (NASA)

Technicians at the clean-room at Northrop Grumman’s Redondo Beach, California, facility for the first time expanded and stacked the sun shield of the James Webb Space Telescope, which is currently under construction. The sun shield, here in a photo released by NASA on July 25, 2014, is the largest part of the observatory and when deployed in space must reliably unfurl to precise tolerances. (NASA)

Here’s a shot of the cracked ground that once held water at the Maria Cristina reservoir near Castellon, Spain.  Spain’s south-east region is suffering its worst drought that followed its driest winter in 150 years.  (Reuters)

Here’s a shot of the cracked ground that once held water at the Maria Cristina reservoir near Castellon, Spain. Spain’s south-east region is suffering its worst drought following its driest winter in 150 years. (Reuters)

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