Strange stuff on Mars. Mysterious Mars Rock Looks Like ‘Jelly Donut,’ Defies Explanation (Photos) A mystery Mars rock in front of the Opportunity rover may look like a ‘jelly donut,’ but it is far stranger than anything ever seen on the Martian surface, scientists say. Source: www.space.com/24356-mars-rock-mystery-opportunity-rover-photos.html
Water found in stardust suggests life is universal Pockets of water have been detected in dust from our solar system – suggesting that life’s ingredients may be spread across the universe Source: www.newscientist.com/article/dn24907-water-found-in-stardust-suggests-life-is-universal
ALMA Spots Supernova Dust Factory Striking new observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope capture, for the first time, the remains of a recent supernova brimming with freshly formed dust. If enough of this dust makes the perilous transition into interstellar space, it could explain how many galaxies Continue Reading
Jupiter 2014 Opposition – Biggest, Brightest, Closest For The Year Tonight! Today the biggest planet of them all is at opposition to the sun and closest and brightest for the year. You’ve no doubt noticed Jupiter rising in the northeastern sky during late evening twi… Source: astrobob.areavoices.com/2014/01/05/jupiter-2014-opposition-biggest-brightest-closest-for-the-year-tonight/
No, dark matter is not messing up GPS measurements While you sit and read this blog post, dark matter particles are passing through your body, without you ever noticing. Whether you find that creepy or not depends on your mindset, of course; to dar… Source: galileospendulum.org/2014/01/02/no-dark-matter-is-not-messing-up-gps-measurements/
India`s Mars spacecraft covers a distance of 80 million kms Mars Orbiter has covered a distance of 80 million kilometres and is well on its way to the Red Planet, according to the Indian space agency. Source: zeenews.india.com/news/space/indias-mars-spacecraft-covers-a-distance-of-80-million-kms_901210.html
Photo of M42 I too the other night to kick off the new year. Meteor or satellite included!