Peter Maggs

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An artist's impression of a massive asteroid belt in orbit around a star. The new work with SDSS data shows that similar rubble around many white dwarfs contaminates these stars with rocky material and water.

The largest asteroid to come so close to Earth in over a century whizzed by the planet Friday without a hitch - and revealed two tiny moons in the process. The highly anticipated asteroid Florence,' measuring a whopping miles

This image of a Martian rock illuminated by ultraviolet LEDs (light emitting diodes) is part of the first set of nighttime images taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end of the robotic arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. MAHLI took the images on Jan. 22, 2012 (PST).

MAHLI's First Night Imaging of Martian Rock Under Ultraviolet Lighting

The Hi-C instrument on the integration table at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Image released Jan. 23, 2013.

The Hi-C instrument on the integration table at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

This view of layered rocks on the floor of McLaughlin Crater shows sedimentary rocks that contain spectroscopic evidence for minerals formed through interaction with water. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recorded the image. Image released Jan. 20, 2013.

Layers with Carbonate Content Inside McLaughlin Crater on Mars This view of layered rocks on the floor of McLaughlin Crater shows sedimentary rocks that contain spectroscopic evidence for minerals formed through interaction with water.

I thought Pheasant's were ground feeders !

I thought Pheasant's were ground feeders !

Frost in Surrey U.K.

Frost in Surrey U.K.

Blue Tit on my Acer !

Blue Tit on my Acer !

Phlox from my garden.

Phlox from my garden.

Lily's in my front garden.

Lily's in my front garden.