Category: solar system

Amazing Pluto, observed by the New Horizons pr…

Amazing Pluto, observed by the New Horizons probe on July 14, 2015.

Behold Pluto, observed by the New Horizons pro…

Behold Pluto, observed by the New Horizons probe on July 14, 2015.

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Jupiter, observed by …

TODAY IN HISTORY: Planet Jupiter, observed by NASA’s Voyager 2 space probe on June 23, 1979.

June 13, 1983 – NASA’s Pioneer 10 space …

June 13, 1983 – NASA’s Pioneer 10 space probe crosses the orbit of Neptune, becoming the first human-made object to leave the neighborhood of the major planets.

June 5, 1966 – Beautiful views of planet Earth…

June 5, 1966 – Beautiful views of planet Earth captured from the orbiting Gemini 9 space capsule. (NASA/ASU)

June 5, 1966 – Beautiful views of planet Earth…

June 5, 1966 – Beautiful views of planet Earth captured from the orbiting Gemini 9 space capsule. (NASA/ASU)

Planet Earth on April 16, 1972, photographed o…

Planet Earth on April 16, 1972, photographed on the first day of the Apollo 16 mission to the Moon.

Our lovely Earth on April 16, 1972, as seen fr…

Our lovely Earth on April 16, 1972, as seen from the Apollo 16 spacecraft as it journeyed toward the Moon. (NASA)

Dione, moon of Saturn, photographed by the Cas…

Dione, moon of Saturn, photographed by the Cassini space probe on April 12, 2015. (NASA/JPL)

March 7, 2011 – Views of the International Spa…

March 7, 2011 – Views of the International Space Station high above the Earth, photographed from the Space Shuttle Discovery after undocking.

(NASA)