Two Chimps Who Won’t Let Go, Solar Panels On The Moon, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Plus, the largest group of massive stars ever found

Illustration of a solar panel factory on the moon

Building solar panel satellites on the moon and then launching them into Earth orbit could potentially supply electricity to all of Earth.
Astronomers have located the largest sample of massive stars ever found, comprised of nine giant stars with masses more than 100 times the mass of the sun.
A pair of bald eagles have nested in the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC. The United States Department of Agriculture is streaming a live camera of the mates, who they named Mr. President and The First Lady. Watch here for their second egg-hatching, expected to take place this weekend.
An ethereal NASA photo captures the haze layers clouding Pluto’s surface. The image was taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC) on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.
This image of a volcano in Ecuador is part of an effort from an international team of space agencies within the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites that’s using satellite data to study and predict natural disasters. Radar satellites can provide information about the horizontal movement of terrain, temperature of the ground, and changes in ash clouds around volcanic craters.
This satellite image of an Indian village called Mawsynram captures an aerial view of the wettest place on earth, according to NASA. Thanks to annual monsoons, the village experiences an average rainfall of about 467 inches per year.

Regenerated heart

Heart tissue, seeded with induced cardiac cells, matures in a bioreactor that the researchers created
NASA shared this photo of Ireland under the green glow of an aurora in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
NASA also released this satellite image of South Africa. The Sally Ride EarthKAM aboard the International Space Station took the photo as part of the EarthKAM program, which allows students to request images of specific locations on Earth.