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Curiosity's Early Views of Mars

About two hours after landing on Mars and beaming back its first image, NASA's Curiosity rover transmitted a higher-resolution image of its new Martian home, Gale Crater.

“The spiral nebula 51 M” A sketch of the Whirlpool galaxy (M51). From before anyone knew what galaxies were.

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Discovering Planet Nine



Comet ISON, imaged by longtime amateur astrophotograper Damian Peach in the U.K. He used a 17-inch telescope for 12 minutes of combined exposures on November 15th.

Curiosity's Heat Shield in Detail This color full-resolution image showing the heat shield of NASA's Curiosity rover was obtained during descent to the surface of Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). The image was obtained by the Mars Descent Imager instrument known as MARDI and shows the 15-foot (4.5-meter) diameter heat shield when it was about 50 feet (16 meters) from the spacecraft.

The first full moon of 2013 will occur on Saturday, Jan. 26. this link takes you to why the moons got their names!

On it's trip to the "Glenelg" area the Curiosity recently came accross this interesting pyramid shaped rock that's about 25 centimeters tall and 40 centimeters wide. The rover team has assessed it as a suitable target for the first use of Curiosity's contact instruments on a rock. (Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech)