Thursday, July 3, 2014
The mean imprint on the Cosmic Microwave Background of 50 supervoids. (Credit: BSA-3.0)
The room that exposed a laboratory technician to a massive dose of radiation, which led to him being known as the “Atomic Man”, is to be entered for the first time since the incident in 1976. (Credit: AP)
The accelerator-based pulse neutron source at ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source operated steadily for users at the maximum design power of 1.4 megawatts June 26. (Credit: Genevieve Martin/ORNL)
Map of the gas streamer spewing from the heart of NGC 5548. (Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI))
The detector for the MicroBooNe is gently lowered into place.
An artist’s impression of how NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory will look in space. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Two multiple-exposure images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope showing Kuiper Belt objects, or KBOs, against a background of stars in the constellation Sagittarius. The two KBOs are roughly 4 billion miles from Earth. (Credit: NASA, ESA, SwRI, JHU/APL, New Horizons KBO Search Team)