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This panorama has just been circulated and now that Curiosity has reached altitude above the Gale crater floor it shows all the items of interest with comments and close ups. At one point you can see the landing area 6.5 miles away. It takes a while to watch but is fantastic especially nearing the end on the north west face.Bob.

A rare eclipse of Jupiters moons 22-04-21

Latest video update on Perseverance 21-03-2021

Perseverance landing site and links to landing video plus stunning images of Mars taken by rovers Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity

Suddenly, a new feature on Mars

Solar Cycle 25 has begun

A warning from history – the Carrington Event was not unique

The Solar System has one less Comet (this will download a word file)

Spiral Lights on Mars

An Explosion over China (this will download a word file)

Something unusual just flew past the sun

How did the original matter for the Big Bang Theory come to be ?

Astronomers using ESO telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days and has a temperature suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. This rocky world is a little more massive than the Earth and is the closest exoplanet to us — and it may also be the closest possible abode for life outside the Solar System.

How the ocean currents circulate heat

For those who have never seen any near asteroid data, here is a spreadsheet of Recent and Upcoming Earth Asteroid Encounters