Images of The Week, June 11-15
Dan Nosowitz
at 11:51 AM Jun 18 2012

In this week’s gallery, we’ve got a few food tech images, and a lot of other great stuff – this jet breaking through the sound barrier, some pretty space pics, a gorgeous jellyfish that lives deep in an undersea canyon, and much more.

  • Bursting Through

    This is what it looks like when an F/A 18F Super Hornet bursts through the sound barrier. 

  • Overlapping Galaxies

    These two galaxies look like they’re colliding, but it’s just an illusion based on our perspective from Earth – they’re actually tens of millions of light-years apart. 

  • Bento Steamer

    The bento box is a great, compartmentalised way to carry your lunch around, but current versions aren’t also steamers. This design is – it’s sort of like a rice cooker and lunchbox in one. 

  • Titan’s Beach

    According to NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, Saturn’s moon Titan has methane oceans, raising the possibility of life existing there. It may look tropical, but that’s only by the standards of the outer reaches of the solar system – temperatures are around −178 °C

  • Egg Fudge

    We’ve been looking at food lately, so we know all sorts of stuff: how to make our own home carbonation system, what we’ll eat on Mars, why scotch whisky smells like Band-Aids, and more. This shot, one of our favourites, shows different textures of egg yolks, from gooey to custardy to fudgey. What’s your texture of choice?

  • She’s The First

    Liu Yang, starting tomorrow, assuming all goes as planned, will become the first Chinese woman to head into space. She’s a military pilot held in extremely high regard, and will attempt China’s first manual space docking. 

  • Crown Jellyfish

    Nobody’s quite sure what this jellyfish is, yet. It was found in a canyon 15,000 metres below the surface, and is coloured so prettily because the deep red would be invisible that far underwater. 

  • Icescape

    Researchers in the Arctic Ocean are studying the thinning sea ice to better understand the process of global warming. These two are collecting some supplies dropped by parachute. 

  • Thackeray’s Globules

    Heading toward the Centaurus constellation, you’ll find these huge, opaque clouds of dust and gas. Discovered by AD Thackeray in 1950, they’re commonly referred to as Thackeray’s globules. 

  • Toy Car

    Sure, it looks like just another interesting, semi-retro-inspired concept car. But this little three-seater is actually designed to be driven by children. Luckily, the seats can be adjusted to fit adult riders as well, because we kind of really like it (and want to have a go.)

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