The Most Amazing Science Images of the Week, April 9-13, 2012

The snail massage, available in Siberian Russia, is believed to help eliminate wrinkles and make skin appear more youthful. We can't speak to that, though this picture did gross out a few of our less slime-tolerant writers. Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

This week in images: beautiful pictures from space–and a picture of a rocket that didn’t quite make it. Snail therapy and pink leopards. Robots made from vacuum cleaners and a picture of London, illegally taken from the top of the unfinished Shards of Glass skyscraper. Click through, look, enjoy, wonder.

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