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Photo Gallery: Curiosity Rover Makes First Tracks on Mars

Curiosity Rover Makes First Tracks on Mars

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Earth's magnetic field is singing. This is what it sounds like.

A photograph of Planet Earth taken on August 7. 2012 by the new Meteostat Second Generation (MSG-3) satellite.

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Mars Science Laboratory - Curiosity

Curiosity's entry, landing and descent diagram #Mars #Curiosity #NASA

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This color-enhanced view shows the terrain around the rover's landing site within Gale Crater on Mars. It was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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In pictures: Lonely planets, charred Soyuz and Martian tracks

This image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars near the sword of the constellation Orion. Massive stars light up the Orion nebula, the bright region near the centre of the image. To the north of the nebula is a dark filamentary cloud of cold dust and gas over five light years long, containing ruby red protostars that jewel the hilt of Orion's sword Photograph: Spitzer Space Telescope/Nasa

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NASA ECHO II S-131 // From Wikipedia: "Project Echo was the first passive communications satellite experiment. Each of the two American spacecraft, launched in 1960 and 1964, was a metalized balloon satellite acting as a passive reflector of microwave signals. Communication signals were bounced off of them from one point on Earth to another."

NASA's SDO Satellite Captures 2012 Venus Transit [Close-Up] by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr

George A. Van Biesbroeck (1880-1974), astronomer at Yerkes Observatory observing Mars when it approached close to the earth in 1926, and using the 40 inch refracting telescope, the largest of its kind in the world

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Moon with saturn occulation behind taken by Nasa's LRO

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Top 5 Habitable Alien Planets…

Top 5 Habitable Alien Planets - once the students have an understanding of our planets, they can be introduced to the idea of possible life on other planets - not within our solar system. Opens up the idea that there are other planets and galaxies other than the milky way and life on other planets is possible.