April 2016 Science Images

Posted April 29th, 2016 at 4:00 pm (UTC-4)
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This is an artist’s rendering of a star surrounded by a protoplanetary disk, which will eventually go on to form planets. The image, released on 4/26/16, shows material from the thick disk flowing along the star’s magnetic field lines and being dropped onto its surface. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This is an artist’s rendering of a star surrounded by a protoplanetary disk, which will eventually go on to form planets. The image, released on 4/26/16, shows material from the thick disk flowing along the star’s magnetic field lines and being dropped onto its surface. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The sun powered Solar Impulse 2 is shown here as it lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California on 4/23/16. The solar plane had just completed a risky three day flight across Pacific Ocean from Hawaii as it continues its journey around the world. (AP)

The sun powered Solar Impulse 2 is shown here as it lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California on 4/23/16. The solar plane had just completed a risky three day flight across Pacific Ocean from Hawaii as it continues its journey around the world. (AP)

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity took a selfie on 4/18/16 that revealed some wear and tear on a couple of its left-middle and left-rear wheels. The traveling science laboratory has cruised about 12.7 kilometers over the Martian surface since touching down on 8/6/12. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity took a selfie on 4/18/16 that revealed some wear and tear on its left-middle and left-rear wheels. The traveling science laboratory has cruised about 12.7 kilometers over the Martian surface since touching down on the Red Planet on 8/6/12. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

This image of NGC-7635 or the Bubble Nebular was released by NASA and ESA on 4/21/16 to celebrate the 26th anniversary – 4/24/16 – of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. (NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))

This image of NGC-7635 or the Bubble Nebula was released by NASA and ESA on 4/21/16 to celebrate the 26th anniversary – 4/24/16 – of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. (NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA))

This microscopic view of an Aedes aegypti mosquito larva was taken at Colombia's National Institute of Health in Bogota, Colombia on 4/26/16. That day during a press conference, the CDC’s Margaret Honein said that along with microcephaly, babies whose mothers have had Zika during pregnancy may eventually acquire impaired hearing or vision. (AP)

This microscopic view of an Aedes aegypti mosquito larva was taken at Colombia’s National Institute of Health in Bogota, Colombia on 4/26/16. That day during a press conference, the Center For Disease Control and Prevention’s, (CDC) Margaret Honein said that along with microcephaly, babies whose mothers have had Zika during pregnancy may eventually acquire impaired hearing or vision. (AP)

NASA’s only remaining space shuttle external tank, ET-94, is shown being transported on 4/10/16 by trailer to a dock at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The tank will soon travel via the Gulf of Mexico and the Panama Canal to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where it will be part of the Space Shuttle Endeavour display. (AP)

NASA’s only remaining space shuttle external tank, ET-94, is shown being transported on 4/10/16 by trailer to a dock at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The tank will soon travel via the Gulf of Mexico and the Panama Canal to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where it will be part of the Space Shuttle Endeavour display. (AP)

OceanOne’s Humanoid Diving Robot, with a humanoid torso and a mermaid-like tail section is seen here during a presentation at the History Museum in Marseille, France on 4/28/16. The robot will eventually help with disaster relief, ship repair, oil and gas drilling, and other oceanographic research. (Reuters)

OceanOne’s Humanoid Diving Robot, with a humanoid torso and a mermaid-like tail section is seen here during a presentation at the History Museum in Marseille, France on 4/28/16. The robot will eventually help with disaster relief, ship repair, oil and gas drilling, and other oceanographic research. (Reuters)

The Orion spacecraft crew module for Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) is lifted into a test stand on 4/21/16 for pressure testing in the Neil Armstrong Operations & Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. According to NASA the tests will help verify the structural integrity of Orion’s underlying structure known as the pressure vessel. (NASA)

The Orion spacecraft crew module for Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) is lifted into a test stand on 4/21/16 for pressure testing in the Neil Armstrong Operations & Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. According to NASA the tests will help verify the structural integrity of Orion’s underlying structure known as the pressure vessel. (NASA)

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured this image on 4/17/16 when an active region on the sun’s right side released a mid-level solar flare – seen here as a bright flash of light. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO/Genna Duberstein)

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured this image on 4/17/16 when an active region on the sun’s right side released a mid-level solar flare – seen here as a bright flash of light. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO/Genna Duberstein)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a Dragon spacecraft, lifts off from a launch complex at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 4/8/16. The Dragon delivered nearly 7,000 pounds of science research, crew supplies, and hardware to the International Space Station. (AP)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a Dragon spacecraft, lifts off from a launch complex at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 4/8/16. The Dragon delivered nearly 7,000 pounds of science research, crew supplies, and hardware to the International Space Station. (AP)

Artist concept of dwarf planet Makemake and its moon MK2 (NASA/ESA)

Artist concept of dwarf planet Makemake and its moon MK2 (NASA/ESA)

After 26 years of service, the Hubble Space Telescope continues to capture amazing images of our universe. Released on 4/16/16, this is galaxy UGC 477 located some 110 million light years away in the constellation Pisces – The Fish (NASA/ESA)

After 26 years of service, the Hubble Space Telescope continues to capture amazing images of our universe. Released on 4/16/16, this is galaxy UGC 477 located some 110 million light years away in the constellation Pisces – The Fish (NASA/ESA)

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