This artist's concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft arriving at the dwarf planet Ceres, the most massive body in the asteroid belt. Dawn is the first mission to visit a dwarf planet and will enter orbit on Friday, March 6.
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took this photograph of the island of Hawaii on February 28 from the ISS. Crewmembers photograph the Earth from their unique point of view located 200 miles above the surface as part of the Crew Earth Observations program.
This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the "Mojave" site, where its drill collected the mission's second taste of Mount Sharp. The scene combines dozens of images taken during January 2015 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end of the rover's robotic arm. Read more…
Astronomers combined several Hubble exposures to assemble a wider view of the pillars (a small region of the Eagle Nebula), which stretch about 5 light-years high in the new image. The image was taken with Hubble's versatile and sharp-eyed Wide Field Camera 3.
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