Category: solar system

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

Planet Jupiter, observed by the Hubble Space Telescope on April 3, 2017.

Planet Saturn, observed by Voyager 2 space probe on this day in 1981.

A vibrant false-color image Saturn, along with moons Rhea and Dione, imaged by Voyager 2 on July 21, 1981.

Saturn’s mass is 95 times that of the Earth, and it has a diameter of 75,098 miles, or 142,750 kilometers.

Jupiter seen from one of its moons, illustrated by Don Dixon, 1974.

Saturn looms large over Mimas in “The Sword of Herschel” by Kim Poor, 1985.

An eruption on Enceladus, moon of Saturn, illustrated by Pamela Lee.

Io in transit across the face of Jupiter, observed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1999.

Mars, observed on September 3, 1877, illustrated by astronomer Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, courtesy of the New York Public Library.