Category: solar system

Titan, moon of Saturn, observed by the Cassini…

Titan, moon of Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe on September 14, 2016.

(Kevin Gill)

September 14, 1966: Gemini 11 orbits Earth, wi…

September 14, 1966: Gemini 11 orbits Earth, with a view toward Libya, Chad, Niger, Algeria, and beyond. (NASA/ASU)

September 14, 1959: The Soviet Union sent the …

September 14, 1959: The Soviet Union sent the Luna 2 probe crashing into the Moon, making it the first human object to land on another celestial body. Illustration by Andrei Sokolov.

Planet Jupiter, observed by the Juno probe on …

Planet Jupiter, observed by the Juno probe on September 1, 2017.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Neptune, observed by …

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Neptune, observed by the Voyager 2 space probe, August 25, 1989.

(NASA)

Tethys looks so tiny compared with giant Satur…

Tethys looks so tiny compared with giant Saturn and its rings, as seen from the Cassini space probe on August 18, 2015.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Behold planet Neptune, obser…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Behold planet Neptune, observed by NASA’s Voyager 2 space probe on August 14, 1989. (NASA)

Earth and Moon, illustrated by Charles Bitting…

Earth and Moon, illustrated by Charles Bittinger in National Geographic, July 1939. #space

Venus and Mars observed in an orbital sunrise,…

Venus and Mars observed in an orbital sunrise, August 3, 1995, during mission STS-70 of the Space Shuttle Discovery. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Mt. Hadley and Swann Ridge o…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Mt. Hadley and Swann Ridge on the Moon, August 1, 1971, shown in a sequence of photos by Apollo 15 astronaut Jim Irwin. I love the rover tracks in the last two images. (NASA)