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Mount Sharp photobombs Mars rover selfie

Mars’ Mount Sharp – whose flanks are the focus of the Curiosity rover’s studies on Mars – photobombed this January 2018 selfie of the rover.

View of Mars rover’s journey so far

Check out this sweeping vista on the planet Mars, taken by the Curiosity rover from a mountainside ridge. It provides a look back at key sites visited by the rover since its 2012 landing.

See it! Super Blue Moon eclipse photos

It was a Blue Moon, a supermoon and a moon in total eclipse. EarthSky community members around the world came through as always with awesome photos.

Today in science: Launch of Explorer 1

Today is the 60th anniversary of the United States’ 1st step into space with its Explorer 1 satellite. The launch helped fuel the space race and led to the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts.

Why space radiation won’t stop human space exploration

Videos and links related to potential health effects to astronauts from space radiation, plus solutions and countermeasures.

Close-up on a giant star

Astronomers have created the first-ever detailed image of the surface of a giant star, about 530 light-years away and 350 times larger than our sun.

Research shows black holes push away their dinners

“Winds must blow away a large fraction of the matter a black hole could eat,” researchers said.

Will future landers on Europa sink?

Jupiter’s moon Europa is an ocean world beneath an icy crust, and scientists want to land a spacecraft there. But a new study indicates a surface less dense than freshly fallen snow.

Watch 2nd spacewalk of 2018 live on Monday

Watch on January 29, as two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) perform the year’s 2nd spacewalk. Live TV coverage starts at 10:30 UTC (5:30 a.m. EST). The spacewalk begins at about 12:10 UTC (7:10 a.m. EST).

Ingredients for life in space rocks that fell to Earth

Two rocks that crashed to Earth from space in 1998 are the 1st meteorites found to contain both liquid water and a mix of complex organic compounds such as hydrocarbons and amino acids.