Category: planet

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

(NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Transmitting from 180,000 miles away, Apollo 8 astronaut Jim Lovell speaks to the world on December 26, 1968: “What I keep imagining is, if I’m some lonely traveler from another planet, what I’d think about the Earth at this altitude, whether I’d think it’d be inhabited or not.”

Mars in rotation, observed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1999.

December 14, 1965 – Planet Earth, specifically Brazil, as seen from space by the astronauts aboard the Gemini 7 spacecraft as it raced around the world.

(NASA/Arizona State University)

The view from Gemini 7, December 13, 1965.

Planet Jupiter, observed by NASA’s Juno probe on this day in 2016.

Earth and Moon, as seen from the Gemini 7 capsule on this day in 1965.

Planet Saturn, observed by Voyager 1 on this day in 1980.

Glorious Saturn, observed by Voyager 1 on this day in 1980, from a distance of 5.3 million kilometers.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Magnificent Saturn, observed by Voyager 1 on October 18, 1980, twenty-five days before closest approach. (NASA)