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9. Curiosity tastes martian dust -   The Mars Science Laboratory's seven minutes of terror became the engineering achievement of the year August 5/6 as Curiosity landed safely on the Red Planet.

9. Curiosity tastes martian dust - The Mars Science Laboratory's seven minutes of terror became the engineering achievement of the year August 5/6 as Curiosity landed safely on the Red Planet.

A moon for Mercury… (or not!)   (Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University/APL/Carnegie Institution of Washington).  Spurious moons are apparently the “low-hanging fruit” of astronomical April Fools’ pranks.  In 2012, an image of a purported moon of the planet Mercury’s as discovered by the MESSENGER spacecraft appeared in the JPL Photojournal.   The captioning declared the moon had been named Caduceus and was 70 metres in diameter. Perhaps such a prank is appealing because there’s nothing…

A moon for Mercury… (or not!) (Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University/APL/Carnegie Institution of Washington). Spurious moons are apparently the “low-hanging fruit” of astronomical April Fools’ pranks. In 2012, an image of a purported moon of the planet Mercury’s as discovered by the MESSENGER spacecraft appeared in the JPL Photojournal. The captioning declared the moon had been named Caduceus and was 70 metres in diameter. Perhaps such a prank is appealing because there’s nothing…

The first star party? Galileo shows off the sky in Saint Mark’s square in Venice. Note the lack of adaptive optics. (Illustration in the Public Domain).

The first star party? Galileo shows off the sky in Saint Mark’s square in Venice. Note the lack of adaptive optics. (Illustration in the Public Domain).

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