Stars form in great dark clouds of cold gas and dust. Stars eventually die, some of them exploding in the very same place they were born.
A solar prominence began to bow out and the broke apart in a graceful, floating style in a little less than four hours on March 16, 2013.
Previous surveys showed this ice cap thinning and glaciers retreating. The April 12 mission was to measure several glaciers in the area to see how much the Penny Ice Cap has melted in recent years.
This is a view of the third (left) and fourth (right) trenches made by the scoop on Curiosity. The coarse sand visible here forms a thin crust in the "Rocknest" wind drift sand on Mars.
Activities for the family showcasing Goddard's science and engineering research and technological developments.
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