Mars Coming Into Opposition

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Once every 26 months, the Sun, Earth, and Mars form an almost-perfectly straight line and the planets will be in opposition. This event will happen next on April 8 and the Red Planet will appear 10 times brighter than the brightest stars in the sky. Even if you live in an urban area and typically […]

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Watch Curiosity Rover’s Mars Descent in Stunning HD

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In a “painstaking labor of love,” Bard Canning spent more than a month turning the original low-resolution, four frames-per-second video from the Curiosity rover’s descent to Mars into a 30 frames-per-second, high resolution masterpiece. After adding motion-tracking and adjustment points, Canning was able to create a much more fluid and detailed video of the landing […]

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Flyover of Mars

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The ‘flyover’ comes courtesy of Mars Express which was launched by the European Space Agency on 2 June 2003 and arrived at Mars six and a half months later. The spacecraft has orbited the Red Planet nearly 12,500 times since its arrival and has beamed back data and images collected by the scientific instruments aboard. […]

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Computer Animation Of New Mars Curiosity Rover

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The NASA space rocket which is carrying the new Mars Curiosity Rover has just launched, and will travel for almost nine months before arriving on Mars. This computer animation from April has naturally gone viral again now, and depicts how the new rover will land and work on Mars.    Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2011/11/26/computer-animation-of-new-mars-curiosity-rover/

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Saturn, Venus, Mars and Earth All in One Photo

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Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI For a sense of scale, the image above sweeps nearly 405,000 miles (651,784 km) across Saturn and its inner rings. It’s the first image ever taken that shows Saturn, its moons and rings, Venus, Mars and Earth all at once. Unveiled on Tuesday, the natural-color, panoramic mosaic taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft […]

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