The week in pictures: July 23–29, 2011
This week's news featured a soccer ball-like planetary nebula, solar "spicules," a trio of galaxies, a new meteor shower, a martian crater, and more.
July 29, 2011
July 23-29, 2011
"The week in pictures" highlights the amazing discoveries and cutting-edge research that resulted in magnificent photos and illustrations in the past week's Astronomy.com News section. Scroll through the photos, comment on your favorites, and click links to learn more about the science behind the pictures. We hope "The week in pictures” will not only highlight all our beautiful universe has to offer but also summarize the important stories of the past seven days in case you missed anything.
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The Solar Dynamics Observatory spots extra energy in the Sun's corona
Scientists say these magnetic field ripples could be the source of the corona’s intense heating and solar winds. Learn more »