This image shows the Optical Telescope Element Simulator, or OSIM, wrapped in a silver blanket on a platform, being lowered into the Space Environment Simulator vacuum chamber via crane to be tested to withstand the cold temperatures of space.
Image Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
The ALICE Detector
Photograph: Saba, Antonio
CryoSat reveals first map of Arctic ice thickness
image: Wired http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-06/22/cryosat-reveals-first-map-of-arctic-ice-thickness
From CERN, neutrinos travel through around 732 kilometers of Earth, until they arrive at the OPERA detector, buried beneath the Italian mountain of Gran Sasso
Moscow at Night
Moscow appears at the center of this nighttime image photographed by the Expedition 30 crew aboard the International Space Station, flying at an altitude of approximately 240 miles on March 28, 2012. A solar array panel for the space station is on the left side of the frame. The view is to the north-northwest from a nadir of approximately 49.4 degrees north latitude and 42.1 degrees east longitude, about 100 miles west-northwest of Volgograd. The Aurora Borealis, airglow and daybreak frame the horizon.
Image Credit: NASA
Complete time-lapse video of the Sun, spanning the entire months of September, October and November 2011 as seen through the SWAP ultraviolet instrument onboard the European Space Agency spacecraft Proba-2.
Hubble Spies a Spiral Galaxy Edge-on
Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
Over the next three and a half years, Project NEOShield (Near Earth Object Shield)will investigate how to prevent impacts by asteroids and comets. Asteroids typically approach Earth at speeds of between five and 30 kilometres per second. Thousands of near-Earth objects (NEOs) have been discovered in the past 20 years
Perspective view of ancient volcanic plains in the northern high-latitudes of Mercury revealed by instruments on board the MESSENGER spacecraft.
Image: NASA/JHUAPL/CIW-DTM/GSFC/MIT/Brown Univ/; Rendering by James Dickson