Category: solar system

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)

Planet Jupiter, as seen from Io, painted by Lu…

Planet Jupiter, as seen from Io, painted by Ludek Pesek (1919-1999).

Earth and Moon, December 12, 1972, during the …

Earth and Moon, December 12, 1972, during the second spacewalk of the Apollo 17 mission.

(NASA)

ON THIS DAY: Planet Jupiter, observed by the J…

ON THIS DAY: Planet Jupiter, observed by the Juno probe on December 11, 2016.

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

Lovely Neptune, observed by NASA’s Voyager 2 probe on August 17, 1989.