Picture of the Week
Mathematical and Physical Sciences Picture of the Week
10 March 2014: The changing Arctic
3 March 2014: Brimstone
The yellow crystals in this geological sample are nuggets of pure sulphur - or brimstone, as it is known to the more biblically minded.
24 February 2014: Solar storm
This image shows the Sun in far ultraviolet light, as seen from the Solar Dynamics Observatory, a NASA spacecraft. These wavelengths cannot be observed from the surface of the Earth, as the high-energy short wavelength radiation is absorbed by the atmosphere. More...
17 February 2014: A far flung outpost of UCL
Disguised in a crowded field of stars, the tiny white dot highlighted in these two images is the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite, carrying on board a scientific instrument designed at UCL. Gaia lifted off in December 2013, on a mission to survey the precise locations of a billion stars in the Milky Way. More...
10 February 2014: Native copper
It might not look like much more than an unusually knobbly rock, but this sample from UCL's geology collections is actually a lump of naturally occurring copper. Most metals are only found combined with other elements (often oxygen) in nature. But a handful do occur in their native (uncombined) forms. More...
3 February 2014: UCL's stars
27 January 2014: SN 2014J in colour
20 January 2014: Physical history
13 January 2014: Ashes of a dead star
6 January 2014: Control panel
16 December 2013: Cold dust in the Crab Nebula
9 December 2013: A single atom magnet
2 December 2013: The Horse head nebula
25 November 2013: The Moon
18 November 2013: Labradorite
11 November 2013: Chemistry in colour
4 November 2013: Fault scarp
28 October 2013: Next stop: Mars
21 October 2013: Comet ISON
14 October 2013: Mixing things up
7 October 2013: Tsunami ship
30 September 2013: Taking a spin
19 September 2013: Fossil trilobite
16 September 2013: Using Lego to build a nanoscope
9 September 2013: Hangover cure
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