Category: astronomy

Amazing Jupiter, observed by NASA’s Juno probe…

Amazing Jupiter, observed by NASA’s Juno probe on December 16, 2017. Processing by David Marriott.

Celestial maps from the Harmonia Macrocosmica …

Celestial maps from the Harmonia Macrocosmica of Andreas Cellarius, 1660. Top: The planisphere of Copernicus, or the system of the entire created universe according to the hypothesis of Copernicus exhibited in a planar view. Middle: Scenography of the Copernican world system. Middle: The planisphere of Brahe, or the structure of the universe following the hypothesis of Tycho Brahe drawn in a planar view.

(University of Utrecht)

The Sun, as of January 17, 2018.

The Sun, as of January 17, 2018.

TODAY IN HISTORY: True-color (left) and false-…

TODAY IN HISTORY: True-color (left) and false-color views of Uranus, observed by the Voyager 2 space probe, January 17, 1986.

(NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Planet Saturn, observed by the Cassini space p…

Planet Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe on January 17, 2015.

(NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

A groovy false-color view of Rhea, moon of Sat…

A groovy false-color view of Rhea, moon of Saturn, assembled from ultraviolet, green, and infrared images captured by the Cassini space probe on January 17, 2006. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Uranus, observed by N…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Uranus, observed by NASA’s Voyager 2 space probe on January 17, 1986.

The Sun, as of January 17, 2018.

The Sun, as of January 17, 2018.

Glorious Saturn, observed by the Cassini space…

Glorious Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe on January 16, 2017.

Planet Jupiter, observed on March 27, 1873, il…

Planet Jupiter, observed on March 27, 1873, illustrated by E.L. Trouvelot, published in Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College.

(Linda Hall Library)