The week in pictures: June 30–July 6, 2012

In the past seven days, CERN researchers observed a particle consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson, astronomers discovered that a planet-forming disk has abruptly shut down, scientists found several red dwarf binaries with orbital periods significantly shorter than the five-hour cut-off found for Sun-like stars, and more.
By | Published: July 6, 2012 | Last updated on May 18, 2023

“The week in pictures” highlights the amazing discoveries and cutting-edge research that resulted in magnificent photos and illustrations in the past week’s News section. Scroll through the photos, comment on your favorites, and click links to learn more about the science behind the pictures. We hope “The week in pictures” will not only highlight all our beautiful universe has to offer but also summarize the important stories of the past seven days in case you missed anything.