Ingenuity will be the first Martian helicopter.
The rover's mission concludes.
Grab those picks and shovels, Mars may have regions covered in opals if recent images from JPL's HiRise camera are confirmed.
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Even if the rocks don't turn out to be those fiery, iridescent gemstones, the JPL image is a beauty.
The Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy are on a collision course. Andromeda --the only galaxy that can be seen with the naked eye --is on a course to collide with us billions of years from now. If you ever wondered what colliding galaxies might look like, check out this Hubble photo:
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In honor of the 15th anniversary in 2005 for the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA released a photograph of the Fairy Pillar, part of the Eagle Nebula. The entire nebula is a stellar nursery where many new stars are forming. At one point, gravity will collapse the nebula inward to the new stars.
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The Fairy Pillar is one of many ...