Category: solar system

Astronauts on Iapetus, moon of Saturn, illustrated by Ron Miller.

Beautiful (enhanced) Mercury

Beautiful Saturn.

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

(Planetary Society)

“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 Ludek Pesek (1919-1999).

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

(NASA)

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

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

The Great Red Spot of Jupiter, observed by Voyager 1 on March 4, 1979.