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April 10, 2014

Meteorite passed close to a skydriver during its jump

Dear readers and followers,

This is the first time in history that a meteorite has been filmed in the air after its light goes out.

Enjoy this great video of the jump and the story associated:

Stay tuned

April 8, 2014

A light has been observed on Mars by the rover Curiosity

Credit: +NASA 

A light has been observed on the red planet by the NASA's rover Curiosity .
What is your opinion about this ?

it seems that the light is induced by a cosmic ray hit said an engineer from +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory . Actually, the light it is not observed in the left-Navcam image taken at the exact same moment.

Doug Ellison, an imaging guru who happens to work at JPL, quickly told me in a Twitter update that the bright spot is due to a "cosmic ray hit" affecting the rover. (Later: The Surrey Space Center's Chris Bridges agrees.)

Update for 12:50 a.m. ET April 8: Here's a recap of the four pictures we're talking about:

April 7, 2014

NASA finds the largest know galaxy called El Gordo with the Hubble telescope

The NASA team using data from Hubble Space Telescope has weighed the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe, catalogued as ACT-CL J0102-4915, but its nickname is El Gordo which means "the fat one" in Spanish.