GSI Tower designed by Sanzpont Arquitectura, will be located in Cancun, Mexico. This remarkable 20-storey building will house a shopping mall, hotel and offices, and consists of 2 vertical bodies that meet at the top by 2 habitable bridges with an interior garden to form a large frame of the natural landscape.
Astronomers unveiled the most complete 3-D map of the local universe (out to a distance of 380 million light-years) ever created. Taking more than 10 years to complete, the 2MASS Redshift Survey (2MRS) also is notable for extending closer to the Galactic plane than previous surveys – a region that’s generally obscured by dust.
Intersecting the thin line of Earth’s atmosphere, International Space Station solar array wings are featured in this image photographed by an STS-134 crew member while space shuttle Endeavour remains docked with the station. Photo credit: NASA S134-E-007756 (20 May 2011)
This is the James Webb Space Telescope at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, and the face of project scientist Mark Clampin is reflected in the flight mirrors. The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, JWST is due to launch in 2014.