The spacecraft for NASA’s next Mars mission – Mars 2020 – is really beginning to take shape now. Here’s the complete cruise stage, suspended in a cleanroom at JPL. It’ll power and guide the spacecraft on its 7-month voyage to Mars.
Peter Lowenstein in Mutare, Zimbabwe, caught this photo of a waxing moon, setting, with what’s called a Golden Handle (the curved feature at top right, jutting up along the line between light and dark on the moon).
Casual observers rarely see a moon within 24 hours of new moon. But observers who have the right conditions, and are watching carefully – and those using telescopes or binoculars – can see much younger moons.