STAFF BLOG ASTRO BOB Curiosity rover ramps up for road trip to Glenelg
Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to Glenelg we go! Scientists with the Mars mission have chosen Curiosity's first exploration destination, a little place nicknamed Glenelg (after a village in Scotland) near t... Posted on 8/18/12 at 10:16 AM
I enjoy kicking back and looking over photos taken from other planets. There's no better way to leave the Earth behind - if only for an hour - than digging through the archives. Snowed in today? Check out life on Mars.
In Chinese folklore, the familiar spots Westerners see as the face of the man in the moon instead outline Yutu the Jade Rabbit. A robotic version of Yutu successfully launched to the moon today. Read the latest about the bunny's mission.
Feeling well rested? If your answer is yes, I invite you to spend some of your sleep surplus watching a wonderful celestial gathering tomorrow morning. Mercury, Saturn and a very thin crescent moon will gather together as dawn begins the new day.
The end may be near for Comet ISON. The latest images show a rapidly shrinking head and even fading along the length of its tail. Yikes! Will we see its obituary later today or will a ghost of the comet survive?
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