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The best science and technology pictures of the week

  • Supermoon
    The Moon reached its perigee, the closest it gets to Earth during its orbit Here it rises next to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Crash landing
    The return capsule of the Shenzhou-10 spacecraft lands in the Inner Mongolia region, completing China’s longest manned space mission. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Newly hatched
    An Indian cobra hatchling emerges from an egg on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Dream home
    Argentine artist Leandro Erlich has created an apparently gravity-defying house in a street in east London. Spoiler alert: it works using mirrors.(Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Defence display
    An Israeli F-15 I fighter jet launches anti-missile flares during an air show at the graduation ceremony of Israeli air force pilots. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Funny medicine
    Medical clown David Barashi (DuSH the clown) helps a child receiving care as part of the Dream doctors project at the Hadasa hospital, Jerusalem, Israel. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Sparks fly
    Wang Hongbin, guitarist in the band Lightningfan, creates lightning with a Tesla Coil in a village outside of Fuzhou in China's Fujian province(Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Fixed pose
    A hammerhead shark lies preserved in alcohol in Berlin’s Natural History Museum. Its East Wing contains over one million animals. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Smoke signals
    A woman walks through haze as a forest fire burns in Riau Province, Indonesia. The Sumatra fires have caused record smog levels in Malaysia and Singapore. (Copyright: Getty Images)
  • Moon dance
    Let’s end with another “supermoon” picture, this one rising behind the Washington Monument. (Copyright: Nasa)
The most stunning images from this week in science and technology, including the “supermoon” Tesla Coil-playing bands, and clown doctors.

More stunning image galleries:

World’s biggest solar-powered boat and forest fires

Astronaut photography, a tiny helicopter and a hovering bike

Rocket launch, a superfast train, and a tooth shark

Fire-fighting from the skies and an animatronic King Kong

Dancing robots, a pair of MiGs and a topsy-turvy tiger

A drone at sea, a curious lemur and a dramatic landing from space

Tiny robots, printable guns and a sunken German bomber

Dramatic storms, face transplants and a pensive gorilla

Space, bionic limbs and robot protests

Rubber wastelands, a trip to a taxidermist and hurricane testing labs

Flu scares, robot surgery and the untouched planet

Cars in flight, active volcanoes and an enormous tarantula

Giant eggs, natural born killers and a musical use for gun parts

The universe’s earliest light, zero gravity and a macaque with hayfever

Comets, the world’s largest astronomical project and a lagoon of death

Biblical swarms, reaching out into space, and jumping rats

Deep sea beauty, giant drilling machines and hypnotic space telescopes

Stunning views of Earth and up close and personal with a human parasite

Russian meteor, extreme weather and a turtle with artificial fins

Cosmic storms, the first bionic man and how to clean a oil-covered bird

Birth of stars, life at sub-zero temperatures and micro-living in the city

Pollution from space, active volcanoes and a robot restaurant

Amazing Lego sculptures, freakish weather… and Big Bird

Gruesome tools, environmental disasters and intimate views from space. 

Christmas treats and the end of the world

Bathing snow monkeys, a tweeting pope and elephant dung coffee.

Architectural giants and a new way of seeing the Moon

Red pandas, Saturn and Nature’s unstoppable forces

The world's largest bloom, the world's largest aquarium and the world's fastest sailing boat

Venice under water, a total eclipse and a pedestrian-avoiding car

Space shuttle, Baumgartner and Hurricane Sandy

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