An image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance orbiter captured the Curiosity rover still connected to its (almost 16 meter) parachute as it descended towards its landing site at Gale Crater.
The great outdoors provides the perfect ambiance for dining, but unfortunately, strong winds might make for a messy meal. Bye Bye Wind Table, designed by Marco and Paola Oliva Marotto, is a set of table and chairs that fights the action of wind.
For the first time ever, evidence of a comet storm comes from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, whose infrared detectors picked up indications that comets were recently torn to shreds after colliding with a rocky body. Eta Corvi is the right.
This image combines two sets of observations of the sun at AM EDT, July 2012 from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) to give an impression of what the sun looked like shortly before it unleashed an X-class flare beginning at PM EDT.
The photograph, which is actually 12 images stitched together, shows the Milky Way over Piton de l'Eau, a volcanic crater lake on Reunion Island. In the background is Piton des Neiges, which at more than feet is the highest mountain on Réunion Island.