The Curiosity team had reasons to worry as in 2012, the rover spotted an equally mysterious bright object on the surface that turned out to be a tiny piece of plastic material shed from the rover.
NASA has used Freelancer.com to hold several crowdsourcing campaigns in order to find innovative solutions to engineering problems they come across.
Hubble's ultraviolet vision opens a new window on the evolving universe, NASA said in a statement.
The vehicle is similar to Yutu, China's first lunar rover launched in 2013 along with Chang'e 3, which continues to traverse the visible side of the Moon.
In the Southern Ocean region, carbon atoms move between rocks, rivers, plants, oceans and other sources in a planet-scale life cycle.
The new software focuses on turning algorithms and big data into risk assessment and management actions.
ISRO is yet to finalise the exact timeline of tests before a manned mission can take off, as it plans to have two unmanned test flights onboard a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk 3.
The science team does not expect to hear anything from Opportunity until there has been a significant reduction in the atmospheric opacity over the rover site.
Predicted to be up to 1-2 metres in size, mini-moons are temporarily gravitationally bound in the Earth-Moon system.
The setup is portable and could one day be turned into a therapy to help patients embody their prosthetic limb permanently.
Independence Day 2018: PM Narendra Modi said when India celebrates 75th year of Independence in 2022, "and if possible even before, an Indian son or daughter" will undertake a manned space mission on board 'Gaganyaan' "carrying the national flag".
The "aerogel," which looks like a flattened plastic contact lens, could also be used on buildings on Earth to help make huge savings on energy costs
Researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in the US, and other institutions used satellite data to map tree damage and mortality caused by a severe drought in 2005.
The study shows that space weather and the activity of the Sun are not entirely random - and may constrain how likely large weather events are in future cycles.
Researchers from the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in South Korea used the device on human skin to record the electrical activity of heart and muscles, that is electrocardiogram (ECG) and electromyogram (EMG) respectively.
The blue light from our smartphones, laptops, and other digital screens could be far more dangerous that previously thought, and might even lead to permanent blindness in some cases.
"Spacecraft for future missions must be larger and heavier than ever before, meaning that heat shields will become increasingly too large to manage," Rui Wu, from the University of Manchester said.
The TV channel will be targetted at multi-lingual viewers and dedicated to showcasing space applications, developments and science issues. The entire event of celebrations is indicated at an initial outlay of Rs 50 crore.
With a gravity boost from the sun, the Parker will attain a top speed of 430,000 mph, about 120 miles a second, at its closest approach of only 3.8 million miles, becoming the fastest human-made object to hurtle through the solar system
Protected by a revolutionary new heat shield, the spacecraft will fly past Venus in October. That will set up the first solar encounter in November. Altogether, it will make 24 close approaches over the next seven years.