Category: planet

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Jupiter and its Great…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Jupiter and its Great Red Spot, observed by the Voyager 1 space probe on February 25, 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)

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot with the shadow of Ga…

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot with the shadow of Ganymede, observed on April 21, 2014 by the Hubble Space Telescope.

The planet Jupiter, observed by the Hubble Spa…

The planet Jupiter, observed by the Hubble Space Telescope, April 21, 2014.

TODAY IN HISTORY: A view of Mars centered on V…

TODAY IN HISTORY: A view of Mars centered on Valles Marineris, composed of 102 images captured by NASA’s Viking 1 space probe on February 22, 1980.

A Jupiter-like exoplanet gets some sun.

A Jupiter-like exoplanet gets some sun.

Via NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC).

Planet Jupiter, observed on February 20, 1897,…

Planet Jupiter, observed on February 20, 1897, illustrated in The Story of the Heavens by Sir Robert Stawell Ball.

10 YEARS AGO TODAY: Earth and the Internationa…

10 YEARS AGO TODAY: Earth and the International Space Station, photographed from the Space Shuttle Atlantis, February 18, 2008.

(NASA)

February 17, 2010 – Astronaut Nicholas Patrick…

February 17, 2010 – Astronaut Nicholas Patrick works a 5-hour, 48-minute shift outside the International Space Station. Hang on!

(NASA)

Planet Venus, observed by NASA’s Mariner 10 pr…

Planet Venus, observed by NASA’s Mariner 10 probe, early 1974. (NASA)