Nasa has released the first full colour mosaic from its Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. Scientists have remarked that the rover's surroundings resembled parts of the southwestern US. Curiosity's ultimate goal is to drive towards a peak - informally known as Mount Sharp - to study its rocks. Shown in the mosaic is a section on the crater wall where a network of valleys are believed to have formed through water entering from the outside.
On Jan. 4 a large presence of stratocumulus clouds was the central focus of camera lenses which remained aimed at the clouds as the Expedition 34 crew members aboard the International Space Station flew above the northwestern Pacific Ocean about 460 miles east of northern Honshu, Japan.
A Nursery for Hollows? Though the majority of the hollows are located on and directly around the central peak of Eminescu on Mercury, if you look closely you'll see that there are small hollows located on top of the knobby texture on the upper right side of the image.