Category: planet

Planet Earth on July 26, 1971, as seen from th…

Planet Earth on July 26, 1971, as seen from the Apollo 15 spacecraft as it zoomed toward the Moon. (Apollo Archive)

Happy Earth Day from the 16th century! Behold …

Happy Earth Day from the 16th century! Behold world maps from Atlas de Battista Agnese, circa 1544, by Italian cartographer Battista Agnese (1500-1564). (via)

Magnificent Jupiter, imaged by the Hubble Spac…

Magnificent Jupiter, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope on April 21, 2014.

Planet Saturn, observed by the Cassini space p…

Planet Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe on April 20, 2016.

Planet Jupiter, observed by NASA’s Juno …

Planet Jupiter, observed by NASA’s Juno probe on July 10, 2017. (As of this posting, Tumblr has marked this image as “sensitive” for some reason. I’m trying to see this like I’m an algorithm looking for something offensive. Does it look like a body part?)

(NASA)

Planet Saturn, observed by the Cassini space p…

Planet Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe on April 17, 2017.

ON THIS DAY: A splendid view of Earth and a yo…

ON THIS DAY: A splendid view of Earth and a young International Space Station, as seen from the departing Shuttle Atlantis on April 17, 2002. (NASA)

April 16, 1972 – Beautiful Earth as seen from …

April 16, 1972 – Beautiful Earth as seen from the Apollo 16 spacecraft as it began its journey to the Moon. (NASA)

Planet Earth on April 16, 1972, photographed o…

Planet Earth on April 16, 1972, photographed on the first day of the Apollo 16 mission to the Moon.

Our lovely Earth on April 16, 1972, as seen fr…

Our lovely Earth on April 16, 1972, as seen from the Apollo 16 spacecraft as it journeyed toward the Moon. (NASA)