BERLIN – The European Space Agency released the first image of its trace gas orbiter showing the ice-capped rim of a giant Martian crater.
Scientists combined three images of the Korolev crater from a height of 249 miles on April 15.
Lead researcher Nicolas Thomas said Thursday that the colors in the resulting image would also be adjusted to suit the human eye best resembled.
Europe plans to land its own rover on Mars in 2021. A European testlander crashed on the surface in 2016.
Better diagnoses of autism in the US
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that autism is becoming more common, but it is only a small increase, and some experts think that it can largely be explained by better diagnosis of minority children.
White children are more commonly diagnosed with autism than black or Hispanic children, but the gap has closed dramatically. Autism used to be 20 percent higher in white children than black children, and this difference shrank to 10 percent.
The gap between white and Hispanic children dropped from 50 percent to 20 percent
11 In explosion injured in Wisconsin Refinery
Authorities said a fire in a northwestern Wisconsin refinery injured an explosion At least 11 people were and people were returned to their homes Thursday night after most of the city's Superior was forced to evacuate
Authorities said a tank of crude oil or asphalt exploded at around 10 o'clock in the Husky Energy oil refinery. The fire had thrown thick clouds of noxious black smoke into the air after the blast shook the refinery.
Also schools and a hospital were evacuated.
Woman Accused Brokaw of Sexual Abuse in the 90s  A woman who worked as a war correspondent for NBC News said Tom Brokaw patted her, twice tried to kiss her violently and make inappropriate approaches to have an affair, so two published reports on Thursday.
Linda Vester told Variety and the Washington Post that the network's long-standing newsreader's misconduct occurred in the 1990s at NBC offices in Denver and New York when she was in her 20s. Variety reports that Vester, now 52, has been showing magazines from the period that confirmed the story.
Brokaw, who is 78 and married since 1962, denies doing anything inappropriate.