Saturn’s hexagon: An amazing phenomenon

Saturn’s hexagon: An amazing phenomenon

In 1980 and 1981 NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 space probes passed for the first time over the planet Saturn, located 1,500 million km from the Sun. Among their numerous discoveries they observed a strange, hexagon-shaped structure in the planet’s uppermost...
Mars scientist: Crater once held a lake after all

Mars scientist: Crater once held a lake after all

If desert mirages occur on Mars, “Lake Gusev” belongs among them. This come-and-go body of ancient water has come and gone more than once, at least in the eyes of Mars scientists. Now, however, it’s finally shifting into sharper focus, thanks to a...
Images From NASA Mars Rover Include Mysterious Bright Spots

Images From NASA Mars Rover Include Mysterious Bright Spots

Images taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on April 2 and April 3 include bright spots, which might be due to the sun glinting off a rock or cosmic rays striking the camera’s detector. The image from April 3, from Curiosity’s Navigation Camera, is...
NASA Model Provides a 3-D Look at L.A.-area Quake

NASA Model Provides a 3-D Look at L.A.-area Quake

On March 28, residents of Greater Los Angeles experienced the largest earthquake to strike the region since 2008. The magnitude 5.1 quake was centered near La Habra in northwestern Orange County about 21 miles (33 kilometers) east-southeast of Los Angeles, and was...

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