Outstanding News in Pictures: 7 September 2011

By | November 25, 2015

The image of open cluster NGC 2100, solid 18K gold spectacles, impressive structures using hundreds of one-Yuan coins and image of Apollo 17 landing site on the Moon are among the outstanding news on 7 September 2011.

The amazing image of the open cluster NGC 2100 is stunningly captured by ESOs New Technology Telescope (NTT). The bright star is about 15 million years old which can be found near a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way in the Large Magellanic Cloud. As can be seen from the picture, the cluster is surrounded by glowing gas from the nearby Tarantula Nebula. More importantly, the brilliant cluster star has the closet proximity to the impressive Tarantula Nebula and the super star cluster RMC 136.

The stars are shown in their natural colors

British wildlife photographer Chris Weston excellently captured the shot of herd of wild elephants crossing a river delta in Zimbabwe

Xiong Wei, a Chinese engineering student from the school of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Zhejiang University, constructs the impressive structures using hundreds of one-Yuan coins

The Apollo 17 landing site is seen in the Moon. The picture is taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)

Fishermen pass the dead fish at a fish farm in Shuikou Reservoir in Gutian county in southeast China’s Fujian province. The reason of this mass death of millions of fish is still a mystery

This pair of solid 18K gold spectacles is the most expensive lenses on the plane. CliC Gold spokesman, Ron Lando, said “It’s not only eye-wear, it’s jewellery – the type of person who would buy this is someone who cares about their eyes, and has a lot of cash”


Members of the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise help to form the Leonardo da Vinci’s sketch ‘The Vitruvian Man’ on the Arctic sea ice

In the picture is one of largest hydropower turbines in the world pictured in Windsor Castle on route to a nearby weir for installation. The Archimedes hydropower turbines were built by South East Power Engineering

People attend the annual “Cascamorras” festival in Baza, southern Spain and cover themselves in grease. The festival was inspired by a dispute between the villages of Baza and Guadix over the possession of the image of the Virgin of Piedad



Apollo 17 landing site


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