Saturn and its moons
Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898-1979) First woman to receive a PhD in physics from Cambridge University and inventor of “invisible” (low-reflectance) glass
New map of Shackleton crater false-coloured to emphasise height (Image: NASA/M. T. Zuber and colleagues, Nature, 2012)
This artist’s concept features NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, a mobile robot for investigating Mars’ past or present ability to sustain microbial life.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Atop a barge on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, the space shuttle Enterprise was towed on the Hudson River past the Statue of Liberty on its way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, where it will be permanently displayed.
Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Project Mercury astronauts at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia: (top, left to right) Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, Gordon Cooper; (bottom left to right) Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, John Glenn and Scott Carpenter.
Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
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Expedition 30 Soyuz TMA-03M by NASA & Carla Cioffi
Nasa’s Kepler Telescope has detected 1,235 possible extra-solar planets.
Photo credit: Nasa
Snapshot of an imploding circular water wave with four cylindrical obstacles in its path
Image credit: A. Shchetinina & H.D. Ng (Concordia University, Montréal, Canada)
Pierre and Marie Curie in their laboratory, circa 1906.