Category: planet

A computer representation of Jupiter’s atmosphere, sourced from NASA’s 1978 Aeronautics and Space Report.

The wispy atmosphere of Pluto, observed by the New Horizons space probe on July 14, 2015. (NASA)

Jupiter with moons Io and Europa, observed by @nasa’s Voyager 1 on this day in 1979.

(NASA/JPL)

Planet Mars, in a global view composed of 104 images captured by @nasa‘s Viking 1 orbiter on this day in 1980.

Saturn, observed the Cassini probe from a distance of 1.2 million kilometers (700,000 miles) on February 4, 2007.

(NASA)

February 4, 2007 – Spectacular Saturn, observed the Cassini probe from a distance of 1.2 million kilometers (700,000 miles).

(NASA)

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)