What's hot in space?
There have been some great images and new space research revealed in the past couple weeks, most of it coming from the European Planetary Science Congress 2010. Most of the images and results centred on what the planets and stars are made of. In most cases though a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Here's a round-up of some of the most interesting studies and images.
NASA's latest spacecraft sent to study the Martian atmosphere is already collecting data.
Just as NASA's Mars orbiters took shelter from a debris-spewing comet behind the Red Planet on Sunday, they also took the opportunity to study the flyby's effect on Mars.
An Indian spacecraft today was the first from the country to slide into orbit around Mars.