Space Shot of the Day

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This is a false-color composite image of Valles Marineris, Planet Mars' very own Grand Canyon, captured by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) aboard ESA's Mars Express spacecraft. Stretching across the Martian highlands for 2,485 miles (4,000 kilometers) in length, 124 miles wide and up to 6.8 miles deep, Valles Marineris is considered one of the largest known canyon systems in the solar system.



Space Shot of the Day is a feature series following the latest developments in planetary science, astrophotography, space exploration, future plans for colonization and all things related to outer space.

Space Shot of the Day

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The latest images from NASA's GOES-13 satellite shed a new light on Hurricane Sandy's northbound journey across North America (shown at top center).



Space Shot of the Day is a feature series following the latest developments in planetary science, astrophotography, space exploration, future plans for colonization and all things related to outer space.

Time-Lapse Video of the Day

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Tomislav Safundzic pieced together a mesmerizing trip around the world with images culled from NASA's Image Science & Analysis Laboratory.

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Rubber Chicken of the Day

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During last month's solar storm, high school students in California sent a sensor-equipped rubber chicken, "Camilla," into the stratosphere -- ostensibly to study solar radiation. With any luck, Camilla will help the budding scientists learn about space weather, and the effect of solar radiation on life. Regardless of how the experiment turns out, however, the kids will forever be able to start conversations with, "Once, I shot a rubber chicken into space..."

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