Futurists have always looked to Mars.
Exploration for exoplanets is underway.
Creative thinkers and problem solving.
A 'pale blue dot' reminder.
Hopping around to find life.
Ingenuity will be the first Martian helicopter.
Circling the Earth daily on a space platform.
Infrared images reveal Titan's strange landscapes.
A dwarf planet like no other.
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 ...
NASA has produced a video illustrating the launch, landing, and analysis they hope will happen when the Mars Science Laboratory, aka, Curiosity reaches Mars next year. The rover's landing required some pretty cool-- almost SciFi like --engineering ideas.
Let's hope everything goes well for the robot laboratory as shown in the animation.