Category: planet

Planet Kepler-186f

August 26, 2003: From 34,648,840 miles away, the Hubble Space Telescope turns its eye toward Mars. (HubbleSite)

Planet Jupiter, observed by the Hubble Space Telescope on April 3, 2017.

Lovely Neptune, observed by NASA’s Voyager 2 probe on August 17, 1989.

Planet Saturn, observed by Voyager 2 space probe on this day in 1981.

A vibrant false-color image Saturn, along with moons Rhea and Dione, imaged by Voyager 2 on July 21, 1981.

Saturn’s mass is 95 times that of the Earth, and it has a diameter of 75,098 miles, or 142,750 kilometers.

Pictures of Earth, captured on the first day of the Apollo 11 mission, July 16, 1969.


Saturn seen from Titan, illustrated by David Egge, 1978.

Neighboring planets, painted by Don Dixon, 1978.