Category: solar system

Saturn looms large over Mimas in “The Sw…

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

An eruption on Enceladus, moon of Saturn, illu…

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

Io in transit across the face of Jupiter, obse…

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

Mars, observed on September 3, 1877, illustrat…

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

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

Beautiful Saturn.

Beautiful Saturn.

Beautiful Jupiter, observed by Voyager 1 on th…

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

(Planetary Society)

“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)