The Most Amazing Science Images of the Week, June 11-15, 2012

Thanks for joining us for Food Tech week! And now, a few food tech images, and also 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.

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Bursting Through
This is what it looks like when an F/A 18F Super Hornet bursts through the sound barrier. Read more here.U.S. Navy/Jarod Hodge
Overlapping Galaxies
These two galaxies look like they're colliding, but it's actually just an illusion based on our perspective from Earth--they're actually tens of millions of light-years apart. Read more here.NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, and W. Keel (University of Alabama)
Bento Steamer
The bento box is a great, compartmentalized 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. Read more here.Vim & Vigor
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 −290 °F. Read more here.Ron Miller
Egg Fudge
Thanks to our first Food Tech week, 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 favorites, shows different textures of egg yolks, from gooey to custardy to fudgey.Cesar Vega
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. Read more here.via NPR
Crown Jellyfish
Nobody's quite sure what this jellyfish is, yet. It was found in a canyon 5,000 feet below the surface, and is colored so prettily because the deep red would be invisible that far underwater. Read more here.Courtesy NIWA
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. For more great photojournalism like this, head over to American Photo.NASA/Reuters
Thackeray's Globules
Heading toward the Centaurus constellation, you'll find these huge, opaque clouds of dust and gas. Discovered by A.D. Thackeray in 1950, they're commonly referred to as Thackeray's globules. Read more here.T. Rector (U. Alaska Anchorage), & N.S. van der Bliek (NOAO/AURA/NSF)
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. Read more here.Toyota