Name revealed for Mars rover as UK commits to ESA post-Brexit

The result of a competition to name the European Space Agency’s new ExoMars rover is revealed as Rosalind Franklin after a 20th century female DNA pioneer . At the event Britain’s Minister for Space confirmed the UK will remain part of the ESA post-Brexit, a move welcomed by the ESA’s Director General.

Time-lapse of Jupiter’s three moon transit

These new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images capture a rare occurrence as three of Jupiter’s largest moons parade across the giant gas planet’s banded face.

Hubble took a string of images of the event which are stitched together to show the three satellites — Europa, Callisto and Io — in action in this time-lapse video.

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NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team