It was the first meteorite in the Egyptian record. Years after the event, scientists concluded through various tests that it came all the way from Mars.
Nakhla meteorite specimen at the American Museum of Natural History, NY. Nakhla fell in Egypt in 1911.
Where to go stargazing in Georgia, plus a word about a new feature – Best Places to Stargaze, for people around the world – just launched at EarthSky.
Here is Dan Lewelyn at Deerlick Astronomy Village near Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Dave Woolsteen.
Just days before the Juno spacecraft’s arrival at Jupiter on July 4, astronomers unveiled these VLT images of Jupiter in the infrared.
Close-up view of a false-color infrared image of Jupiter. See full-sized image below. Image via ESO
Scientists aboard an aircraft caught the impressive streak and final breakup of the Orbital ATK Cygnus supply ship, as it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere on June 22.