7 December 2012
Best science and technology pictures of the week
- New moon view
- The twin probes behind Nasa’s Grail mapped the gravity of Earth’s moon in exquisite detail, revealing the scale of battering it received early in its history. (Copyright: Nasa)
- Right to vote
- To avoid voting fraud in Kenya's upcoming elections, Maasai people living in remote tribal areas are having their fingerprints electronically recorded. (Copyright: Getty Images)
- A young ray poses for a photograph in an aquarium in Toenning, northern Germany. (Copyright: Getty Images)
- Mine’s a mini
- Workmen polish a Shanghai Shenke “Wind Up”, the world's smallest roadworthy car. (Copyright: Getty Images)
- Death of an icon
- Oscar Niemeyer, one of world’s greatest architects died this week. His modernist-style buildings transformed his nation’s capital Brasilia. (Copyright: Getty Images)
- Life on Mars?
- The first scoops of Mars’ surface by Nasa's rover Curiosity revealed a hint of carbon-based compounds, but are they from the red planet or carried from Earth? (Copyright: Nasa)
- Life-sized fake
- A “Painted Gallery” wall facade is pulled into position to hide scaffolding for a conservation project at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London. (Copyright: Getty)
- Dirty catch
- An Indian fishermen pulls in his fishing net as foamy discharge, caused by pollutants from sewage and industrial waste, mix with surf at a Chennai beach. (Copyright: Getty Images)
- Butt out
- A giant mock discarded cigarette at the Gare de Lyon railway station, Paris, is part of SNCF’s campaign to highlight commuters' disrespectful behaviour. (Copyright: Getty Images)
- Polar quest
- The SA Agulhas, moored next to HMS Belfast on the Thames, before its expedition led by Sir Ranulph Fiennes to be the first to cross Antarctica in winter. (Copyright: Getty Images)
The most amazing pictures from the past seven days – including architectural giants, nature up close and personal, and a new way of seeing the Moon.
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