How Weird Is Our Solar System? Earth and its solar system compatriots all have nearly circular orbits, but many exoplanets orbit their stars on wildly eccentric paths. Is our home system strange? Or is our sense of the data skewed?
This hole, with a diameter slightly smaller than a U. dime, was drilled by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover into a rock target called "Telegraph Peak." The rock is located within the basal layer of Mount Sharp. The hole was drilled on Feb.
A truly wonderful collection of Space Images, along with some ambient music (a fave of mine.) Music By Chuck Wild Liquid Mind V: Serenity - Awakening. Images courtesy of ESA, NASA and The Hubble Space Telescope.