Category: astronomy

Planet Saturn, observed by @nasa‘s Cassini probe on January 12, 2014.

(NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

“The direction of the mind is more important than its progress.”

–Joseph Joubert

These are all movies I want to see. Except for Sun, that sounds boring.

The art of Chesley Bonestell, born this week in 1888.

A plume of ice and gas erupts from Enceladus, moon of Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe on August 28, 2017.

(NASA)

Comet Kohoutek mapped as it passed through our neighborhood at this time in 1973/1974.

Jupiter and Io, friends forever.

Sunsets in space, as seen from the ISS, 2007-2010.

(Johnson Space Center)

Europa in transit across the face of Jupiter, observed by the Hubble Space Telescope on December 29, 2013. (NASA)

“The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent to the concerns of such puny creatures as we are.”

—Carl Sagan