Pilot Ron Candiloro breaks through the sound
barrier in an F/A-18 Homet fighter plane over the Pacific Ocean on July 7.
The cloud ball effect is caused when forward sound waves squeeze moisture
in the air.
Black sun – the last solar eclipse of the
millennium is seen in this multiple exposure photograph as it appeared from the
famous Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, on Aug 11.
A room with a view – French jets fly over
Dubai’s Burj Al-Arab, the world’s tallest sea-based hotel, on Nov 12 during
preparations for the Dubai Air Show.
A NASA Hubble space telescope photo reveals the
spiral galaxy NGC 4603, the most distant galaxy in which a special class of
pulsating stars called Cepheid variables have been found.
Falling for colour – hundreds of cars jam a road
in Nikko, Japan on Nov 3, as drivers slow down to admire the colourfully tinted
leaves of autumn.
Singers perform on a giant stage on Lake Constance
during a rehearsal of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera ‘Ein Maskenball’ on July 15.
The design of the stage in the lake shows ‘Death’ reading the book of