Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State Univ.NASA commemorates the event (which took place July 2nd) by posting this great panorama taken by the robotic explorer. The full-circle photograph is composed of 817 separate images. Opportunity and its equally tenacious sister rover, Spirit, have exceeded by many years their planned missions on the desert planet.
Full resolution image files can be downloaded here.
India has landed an unmanned probe on the Moon. It's the first probe to land on the Moon since 1976, and is expected to explore the lunar surface for two years.
An unmanned Russian cargo ship carrying 5000 pounds of supplies, equipment and gifts blasted off Saturday en route to the international space station. The cargo included oxygen, water, food, books, movies, gifts and other personal items for the crew, and snails intended for biological experiments.