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#Mars Exploration #Rovers #Update: Opportunity Sleuths New Site for Smectites - 5/10/2016 - After capturing a rare image of a dust devil whirling through the interior of Endeavour Crater at the end of March, Opportunity and the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) team pressed on through the Martian winter and spent April sleuthing for clay minerals at the mission’s new site on the southern wall of Marathon Valley...
Located 500 million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor, the galaxy looks like a wagon wheel. The galaxy's nucleus is the bright object in the center of the image; the spoke-like structures are wisps of material connecting the nucleus to the outer ring of young stars. The galaxy's unusual configuration was created by a nearly head-on collision with a smaller galaxy about 200 million years ago.
What's up in solar system exploration: April 2016 edition Posted by Emily Lakdawalla - 4/5/2016 - Topics: #Rosetta and #Philae, #Cassini, #Hayabusa2, #missionstatus, #Akatsuki (Planet-C), #Chang'Eprogram - http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2016/04042041-whats-up-april-2016.html?referrer=https://www.facebook.com/