Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as Lead Editor at EarthSky.org, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She also serves as one of the voices of EarthSky on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and G+. She and her husband live in Tennessee and have two grown sons.
NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover drove about 197 feet (60 meters) over this past weekend to a site called Lake Orcadie. This was Curiosity’s longest drive since experiencing a memory anomaly on September 15.
If you encountered an elephant bird today, it would be hard to miss. At over 10 feet (3 meters) tall, the extinct bird is the largest known to science. But while you looked up in awe, it’s likely that the big bird wouldn’t be looking back.
Thank you to Grafixartphoto for this image of the moon reflected in a glassy lake in Torres del Paine, a national park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia on October 23, 2018.