Science and Technology Pictures

Furious fireball. This photo of a British Army Apache helicopter and a fireball at an air show won best overall image in this year’s Army Photographic Competition. (Corporal Jamie Peters /MOD).

Hawaii fire, oh. A plume of smoke rises from the volcanic activity in Kilauea crater in Hawaii.

The volcano, which had been quiet, started emitting more lava this week. (Reuters).

Looming Moon

A hot air balloon floats past an almost full rising Moon on a warm fall evening near Encinitas, California (Reuters).


Fiery launch

An H-IIA rocket carrying Himawari 8 weather satellite lifts off from the Tanegashima Space Center. (Reuters).