This image was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter‘s HiRISE camera, sowing a region of Mars near Nili Fossae, with part of the ejecta from an impact crater. Contains some of the best exposures of ancient bedrock on Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
In this video by the team members at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, you can see the incredible engineering of the Curiosity Mars rover‘s final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars. The car-sized rover will land on the Red Planet in August.
On 24 April 1990, NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope was launched into space.
To celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope this month, episode 54 of the Hubblecast gives a slideshow of some of the best images from over two decades in orbit, set to specially commissioned music. credit: ESA/Hubble
This artist’s impression shows how the solar wind shapes the magnetospheres of Venus (top), Earth (middle) and Mars (bottom). Earth has an internal magnetic field which makes its magnetosphere bigger (unlike Venus and Mars). The lines coming out of the Sun symbolise the outward propagation of the solar wind (planet’s distances are not shown to scale). Credits: ESA
NASA’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured in Amazonis Planitia region of northern Mars, a twisting column of dust or dust devil, more than half a mile (800 meters) high and about 30 meters in diameter on Feb. 16, 2012.