Category: solar system

The surface of Mars, looking wet and verdant, …

The surface of Mars, looking wet and verdant, illustrated by Chesley Bonestell in The Conquest of Space, 1949.

Planet Neptune, observed by NASA’s Voyager 2 p…

Planet Neptune, observed by NASA’s Voyager 2 probe on August 20, 1989.

Planet Saturn, observed by NASA’s Cassin…

Planet Saturn, observed by NASA’s Cassini probe on April 14, 2007.

February 4, 2007 – Beautiful Saturn, obs…

February 4, 2007 – Beautiful Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe from a distance of 766,834 miles (1,234,099 kilometers).

Planet Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe o…

Planet Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe on October 10, 2013.

Stunning Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe…

Stunning Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe on February 3, 2007, from a distance of 1.1 million kilometers (700,000 miles). (NASA)

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY: Glorious Jupiter, observed…

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY: Glorious Jupiter, observed by the Juno space probe on February 2, 2017, from an altitude of approximately 9,000 miles (14,500 kilometers).

(NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Jupiter, observed fro…

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Jupiter, observed from the Harvard Observatory, February 2, 1872. One of the Jovian moons and its shadow can be seen to the left.

(University of Cambridge)

ON THIS DAY: Planet Saturn, observed by the Ca…

ON THIS DAY: Planet Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe on January 31, 2014.

Exploring the Solar System in space art by Dav…

Exploring the Solar System in space art by David A. Hardy, John Sentovic, and Don Davis.