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Curiosity's Stars and Stripes

This view of the American flag medallion on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity was taken by the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 44th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Sept. 19, 2012). The flag is one of four “mobility logos” placed on the rover’s mobility rocker arms. To source

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Best Telescopes for Kids 2015 – Preschool and Up

Looking at the night sky can be inspiring for kids, and the right telescope can drive their interest in astronomy for a lifetime. A child’s age may determine which telescope is appropriate for studying the sky. We’ve rounded up what we think are the best telescopes for kids in different age groups, from relatively simple […]

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Comet sinkholes generate jets

A number of the dust jets emerging from Rosetta’s comet can be traced back to active pits that were likely formed by a sudden collapse of the surface. These ‘sinkholes’ are providing a glimpse at the chaotic and diverse interior of the comet. To source

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Light Toned Deposit in the Aureum Chaos Region on Mars

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter acquired this closeup image of a light-toned deposit in Aureum Chaos, a 368 kilometer (229 mile) wide area in the eastern part of Valles Marineris, on Jan. 15, 2015, at 2:51 p.m. local Mars time. To source

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Ice mountains

Technology image of the week: original technology demonstration mission Proba-1 images the site of Antarctica’s first zero-emission base To source

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