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NASA Picture of the Day: The Aurora Tree
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Yes, but can your tree do this? Pictured is a visual coincidence between the dark branches of a nearby tree and bright glow of a distant aurora. The beauty of the aurora -- combined with how it seemed to mimic a tree right nearby -- mesmerized the photographer to such a degree that he momentarily forgot to take pictures. When viewed at the right angle, it seemed that this tree had aurora for leaves.
The Benefits Of Perseverance
The 28 mile wide Jezero Crater sits on the western edge of Isidis Planitia, a giant impact basin slightly north of the Martian equator. Jezero was chosen as 3.5 billion years ago the crater probably had its own river delta and was filled with water. And where there's water there…
An illustration of NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars. Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Asteroid Flybys Over the next 7 Days
NameDateMin Dia. (m)Max Dia. (m)Rel. Velocity (mph)Miss Distance (miles)
(1999 RM45)2nd Mar30568244,8231,820,685
462550 (2009 CB3)3rd Mar33374461,6767,002,311
86039 (1999 NC43)4th Mar1732387257,51932,598,384
99942 Apophis (2004 MN4)6th Mar30568210,25510,471,600
138127 (2000 EE14)6th Mar1048234433,73915,625,899
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