On a scale of one to mundane, relighting a candle with a match sits just a little higher than watching paint dry. But as with almost anything, filming it at 2,000 frames per second makes it a lot more interesting.
This is a false-colour image of Europa, Jupiter’s fourth-largest moon, a water-covered giant with the smoothest surface in the Solar System. And yet, I could still swear I’m looking at the end result of a football going through a stained-glass window. Read more >>
At the end of another long day examining rocks on Mars, Curiosity stopped for a moment to watch the Sun go down — the first time in 956 sunsets that the rover has watched it in colour. See it in action >>