Category: planet

The view from Mimas, moon of Saturn, painted b…

The view from Mimas, moon of Saturn, painted by Pamela Lee.

Exploring a lava cave on Io, moon of Jupiter, …

Exploring a lava cave on Io, moon of Jupiter, illustrated by Pamela Lee for Out of the Cradle: Exploring the Frontiers beyond Earth, 1984.

Astronauts on Iapetus, moon of Saturn, illustr…

Astronauts on Iapetus, moon of Saturn, illustrated by Ron Miller.

Beautiful (enhanced) Mercury. 

Beautiful (enhanced) Mercury

Fun fact: Pluto is 30–50% ice by mass.

Fun fact: Pluto is 30–50% ice by mass.

(NASA)

Planet Jupiter, observed on March 6, 1873, ill…

Planet Jupiter, observed on March 6, 1873, illustrated by E.L. Trouvelot, published in Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College.

(Linda Hall Library)

Beautiful Jupiter, observed by Voyager 1 on th…

Beautiful Jupiter, observed by Voyager 1 on this day in 1979.

(Planetary Society)

40 years ago today: Snapshots of Jupiter, take…

40 years ago today: Snapshots of Jupiter, taken by Voyager 1 on February 27, 1979.

(NASA)

“The planet Jupiter. Observed November 1, 1880…

“The planet Jupiter. Observed November 1, 1880, at 9h. 30m. P.M.” Illustration by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot. (New York Public Library)

Planet Jupiter, as seen from Io, painted by Lu…

Planet Jupiter, as seen from Io, painted by Ludek Pesek (1919-1999).