A Marian rock called Jake Matijevic



Above is a picture of a rock taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on board NASA’s Curiosity rover. The rock has been called “Jake Matijevic” by the team in commemoration of influential Mars-rover engineer Jacob Matijevic (1947-2012).



The above image shows the robotic arm of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity with the first rock touched by an instrument on the arm.


Mars Program

Hubble goes eXtreme


NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has produced an image of galaxies going back almost to the time when the first stars began to shine. The image shows galaxies as old as 13.2 billion years. The Universe is about 13.7 billion years old. The image is of a small patch of sky, only a small fraction of the angular diameter of the full moon, located at the center of the original Hubble Ultra Deep Field.


(Credit: NASA; ESA; G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch, University of California, Santa Cruz; R. Bouwens, Leiden University; and the HUDF09 Team)

The photograph was assembled by combining 10 years of Hubble Space Telescope photographs, which amounts to more than 2,000 individual images.


(Illustration Credit: NASA; ESA; and Z. Levay, STScI; Moon Image Credit: T. Rector; I. Dell’Antonio/NOAO/AURA/NSF)

The above image gives you an idea of the angular size of the image.

For more details consult NASA’s webpages.