Skip to main content

Planetary Photo Journal Collection



rss RSS

Show sorted alphabetically
Show sorted alphabetically
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 4,229
favorite 2
comment 0
This composite image of Earth and Mars was created to allow viewers to gain a better understanding of the relative sizes of the two planets. The <a href="http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00114">Earth</a> image was acquired from the Galileo orbiter at about 6:10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Dec. 11, 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.3 million miles from the planet during the first of two Earth flybys on its way to Jupiter. The <a...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Galileo, What -- Jupiter, What...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02570
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Texas A&M/Cornell
image
eye 5,788
favorite 1
comment 0
On May 19th, 2005, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view as the Sun sank below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars. This Panoramic Camera (Pancam) mosaic was taken around 6:07 in the evening of the rover's 489th martian day, or sol. Spirit was commanded to stay awake briefly after sending that sol's data to the Mars Odyssey orbiter just before sunset. This small panorama of the western sky was obtained using Pancam's 750-nanometer, 530-nanometer and 430-nanometer color...
Topics: What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Spirit, What -- Sun, What -- Crater, What -- Mars,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA07997
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/MSSS
image
eye 4,019
favorite 4
comment 0
A key aspect of the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Extended Mission is the opportunity to turn the spacecraft and point the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) at specific features of interest. A chance to point the spacecraft comes about ten times a week. Throughout the Primary Mission (March 1999 - January 2001), nearly all MGS operations were conducted with the spacecraft pointing "nadir"--that is, straight down. In this orientation, opportunities to hit a specific small feature of interest were...
Topics: What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Surveyor, What -- Opportunity, What -- Mars,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03225
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 1,427
favorite 0
comment 0
These photos of the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter were taken by Voyager 1 during its approach to the planet in early March 1979. Io (top left), Europa (top right), Ganymede (bottom left) and Callisto (bottom right) are shown in their correct relative sizes: Ganymede and Callisto are both larger than the planet Mercury; Io and Europa are about the same size as the Moon. Image processing also preserves the relative contrasts of the satellites. Thus it is apparent that Europa has the least...
Topics: What -- Jupiter, What -- Voyager 1, What -- Io, What -- Europa, What -- Ganymede, What -- Callisto,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00012
NASA Images
image
eye 272
favorite 0
comment 0
This Voyager 2 photograph of Tethys shows objects about 5 kilometers (3 miles) in size and is one of the best images of the Saturnian satellite returned by the spacecraft or its predecessor, Voyager 1. Voyager 2 obtained this picture Aug. 26 from a range of 282,000 kilometers (175,000 miles). It has been specially processed by computer to bring out fine detail on the surface. A boundary between heavily cratered regions (top right) and more lightly cratered areas (bottom right) is very similar...
Topics: What -- Voyager 1, What -- Tethys, What -- Voyager 2, What -- Dione, What -- Rhea, What -- Crater,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01397
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
image
eye 1,171
favorite 2
comment 0
14 February 2004 Happy St. Valentine's Day from the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) team! This collection of images acquired over the past 3 Mars years shows some of the heart-shaped features found on Mars by the MGS MOC. * The heart in E04-01788 is a low mesa located near 46.7N, 29.0W, and is about 636 m (2,086 ft) wide. * The heart in R10-03259 is a depression located near 22.7N, 56.6W, and is about 378 m (1,240 ft) wide. * The heart in R09-02121 is a small mesa on a...
Topics: What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Surveyor, What -- Mars, What -- Crater
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA05296
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 91
favorite 0
comment 0
This enhanced-color picture shows Saturn, its rings, and four of its icy satellites. Three satellites (Tethys, Dione, and Rhea) are visible against the darkness of space, and another smaller satellite (Mimas) is visible against Saturn's cloud tops very near the left horizon and just below the rings. The dark shadows of Mimas and Tethys are also visible on Saturn's cloud tops, and the shadow of Saturn is seen across part of the rings. Saturn, second in size only to Jupiter in our Solar System,...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Tethys, What -- Dione, What -- Rhea, What -- Mimas, What -- Jupiter, What...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00349
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 852
favorite 0
comment 0
Saturn's outermost large moon, Iapetus, has a bright, heavily cratered icy terrain and a dark terrain, as shown in this Voyager 2 image taken on August 22, 1981. Amazingly, the dark material covers precisely the side of Iapetus that leads in the direction of orbital motion around Saturn (except for the poles), whereas the bright material occurs on the trailing hemisphere and at the poles. The bright terrain is made of dirty ice, and the dark terrain is surfaced by carbonaceous molecules,...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Iapetus, What -- Voyager 2, What -- Saturn, What -- Earth, What -- Discovery,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00348
NASA Images
image
eye 701
favorite 2
comment 0
This approximate natural-color image shows Saturn, its rings, and four of its icy satellites. Three satellites (Tethys, Dione, and Rhea) are visible against the darkness of space, and another smaller satellite (Mimas) is visible against Saturn's cloud tops very near the left horizon and just below the rings. The dark shadows of Mimas and Tethys are also visible on Saturn's cloud tops, and the shadow of Saturn is seen across part of the rings. Saturn, second in size only to Jupiter in our Solar...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Tethys, What -- Dione, What -- Rhea, What -- Mimas, What -- Jupiter, What...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00400
NASA Images
image
eye 65
favorite 0
comment 0
This color image of the Jovian moon Europa was acquired by Voyager 2 during its close encounter on Monday morning, July 9. Europa, the size of our moon, is thought to have a crust of ice perhaps 100 kilometers thick which overlies the silicate crust. The complex array of streaks indicate that the crust has been fractured and filled by materials from the interior. The lack of relief, any visible mountains or craters, on its bright limb is consistent with a thick ice crust. In contrast to its icy...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Europa, What -- Voyager 2, What -- Ganymede, What -- Callisto, What -- Io
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00459
NASA Images
image
eye 918
favorite 0
comment 0
An 8-kilometer (5-mile) wide crater of possible impact origin is shown in this stereoscopic view of an isolated part of the Bolivian Amazon. The view is derived from an Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) satellite image and a Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) elevation model. The circular feature covering much of the image, known as the Iturralde Structure, is possibly the Earth's most recent "big" impact event recording collision with a...
Topics: What -- Crater, What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What --...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03363
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 57
favorite 0
comment 0
This photo of a volcanic eruption on Jupiter's satellite Io (dark fountain-like feature near the limb) was taken March 4, 1979, about 12 hours before Voyager 1's closest approach to Jupiter. This and the accompanying photo present the evidence for the first active volcanic eruption ever observed on another body in the solar system. This photo taken from a distance of 310,000 miles (499,000 kilometers), shows a plume-like structure rising more than 60 miles (100 kilometers) above the surface, a...
Topics: What -- Io, What -- Voyager 1, What -- Jupiter, What -- Voyager, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00373
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 31
favorite 0
comment 0
Data from Odyssey's Martian radiation environment experiment show that the radiation dose equivalent at Mars is two to three times greater than that aboard the International Space Station. The differences are primarily due to the magnetic field surrounding the Earth, which provides considerable shielding to astronauts in orbit. Mars lacks a strong magnetic field and is therefore more exposed to the harshest elements of space radiation. JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology...
Topics: What -- Mars, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Earth, What -- 2001 Mars Odyssey,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03745
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
image
eye 39
favorite 0
comment 0
Straining to make out the surface of Titan through its murky atmosphere, the Cassini spacecraft's wide angle camera manages to exploit one of the infrared spectral windows where the particulate smog is transparent enough for a peek. The Senkyo region is visible in the north, while Mezzoramia lies to the south in this view of Titan (5,150 kilometers, or 3,200 miles across). (See the December 2006 Map of Titan at <a...
Topics: What -- Titan, What -- Cassini, What -- Huygens Probe
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08893
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 30
favorite 0
comment 0
Voyager 2 took this high-resolution image of Saturn's F-ring Aug. 26 from a distance of 51,500 kilometers (32,000 miles). This closeup view shows that the ring is made up of at least four distinct components. A higher-resolution scan through the F-ring, the result of the star occultation experiment conducted by the spacecraft's photopolarimeter, showed even finer structure in the ring. Voyager 1 showed a braiding effect not evident in this picture. The small black dots are reseau (reference)...
Topics: What -- Voyager 1, What -- Dash, What -- Voyager, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01387
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 78
favorite 1
comment 0
This Voyager 2 image, taken Aug. 18 from a distance of 6.8 million kilometers (4.2 million miles), shows the region extending from 20 north latitude to Saturn?s polar region. Several small-scale spots evident at around 37 north move in an easterly jet at a speed approaching 15 meters-per-second (33 mph). Toward the boundary with the white cloud band are several cloud strands that mark part of the westerly flow of the atmosphere. This flow reaches a maximum in the ?ribbonlike? structure, with...
Topics: What -- Voyager 2, What -- Polar, What -- Voyager, What -- Saturn, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01956
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI/CXC/UofA/ESA/AURA/JHU
image
eye 62
favorite 0
comment 0
NASA's Spitzer, Hubble and Chandra space observatories teamed up to create this multi-wavelength, false-colored view of the M82 galaxy. The lively portrait celebrates Hubble's " sweet sixteen"birthday. X-ray data recorded by Chandra appears in blue; infrared light recorded by Spitzer appears in red; Hubble's observations of hydrogen emission appear in orange, and the bluest visible light appears in yellow-green. About the Movie M82 is shown in all its wavelength glory. Dissolving from...
Topics: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Visible Light, Where...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08093
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 51
favorite 1
comment 0
In this false color image of Neptune, objects that are deep in the atmosphere are blue, while those at higher altitudes are white. The image was taken by Voyager 2's wide-angle camera through an orange filter and two different methane filters. Light at methane wavelengths is mostly absorbed in the deeper atmosphere. The bright, white feature is a high altitude cloud just south of the Great Dark Spot. The hard, sharp inner boundary within the bright cloud is an artifact of computer processing on...
Topics: What -- Neptune, What -- Voyager 2, What -- Earth, What -- Polar, What -- Voyager, Where -- Jet...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00051
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
image
eye 32
favorite 0
comment 0
14 July 2006 This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows erosional remnants of layered rock and large windblown ripples on the floor of a crater in the Tyrrhena Terra region of Mars. The layered rocks are most likely sedimentary. <i>Location near</i>: 68.5N, 191.8W <i>Image width</i>: ~3 km (~1.9 mi) <i>Illumination from</i>: lower left <i>Season</i>:...
Topics: What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Surveyor, What -- Mars, What -- Crater, What --...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08603
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 306
favorite 0
comment 0
This color image of the Earth was obtained by the Galileo spacecraft on Dec. 11, 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.5 million miles from the Earth. The color composite used images taken through the red, green and violet filters. India is near the top of the picture, and Australia is to the right of center. The white, sunlit continent of Antarctica is below. Picturesque weather fronts are visible in the South Pacific, lower right. This is a frame of the Galileo Earth spin movie, a 500-frame...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Galileo, Where -- Australia
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00122
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Cornell
image
eye 44
favorite 1
comment 0
The smooth surfaces of angular and rounded rocks seen in this image of the martian terrain may have been polished by wind-blown debris. The picture was taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.
Topics: What -- Panoramic Camera, What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Spirit
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04997
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Cornell
image
eye 4,708
favorite 0
comment 0
This approximate true color image taken by the panoramic camera onboard the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows "Adirondack," the rover's first target rock. Spirit traversed the sandy martian terrain at Gusev Crater to arrive in front of the football-sized rock on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, just three days after it successfully rolled off the lander. The rock was selected as Spirit's first target because its dust-free, flat surface is ideally suited for grinding. Clean surfaces also are...
Topics: What -- Panoramic Camera, What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Spirit, What -- Crater,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA05105
NASA Images
by NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
image
eye 52
favorite 0
comment 0
The last major fire in southern Greece was brought under control this weekend, but not until over 469,000 acres of mostly forest and farmland were destroyed. An estimated 4000 people lost their homes, and over 60 deaths were reported. These were the worst fires ever to occur in Greece. In this Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) image acquired September 4 over the western coast of the Peloponnesus Peninsula, burned areas appear in dark red, and unburned...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA09969
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 53
favorite 0
comment 0
This artist's concept, a cutaway view of Jupiter's moon Callisto, is based on recent data from NASA's Galileo spacecraft which indicates a salty ocean may lie beneath Callisto's icy crust. These findings come as a surprise, since scientists previously believed that Callisto was relatively inactive. If Callisto has an ocean, that would make it more like another Jovian moon, Europa, which has yielded numerous hints of a subsurface ocean. Despite the tantalizing suggestion that there is an ocean...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Callisto, What -- Galileo, What -- Europa, What -- Magnetometer, What --...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01478
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/APL
image
eye 31
favorite 0
comment 0
The magnetospheric imaging instrument onboard Cassini recently discovered a new radiation belt just above Saturn's cloud tops, up to the inner edge of the D-ring. Before this discovery, it was not anticipated that such a trapped ion population could be sustained inside the rings. This new radiation belt extends around the planet. It was detected by the emission of fast neutral atoms created as its energetic ions interact with gas clouds in the same region. Saturn's radiation belts have numerous...
Topics: What -- Magnetospheric IMaging Instrument (MIMI), What -- Cassini, What -- Discovery, What -- FAST,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA06421
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
image
eye 59
favorite 0
comment 0
Wispy fingers of bright, icy material reach tens of thousands of kilometers outward from Saturn's moon Enceladus into the E ring, while the moon's active south polar jets continue to fire away. This astonishing, never-before-seen structure is made visible with the sun almost directly behind the Saturn system from Cassini's vantage point. The sun-Enceladus-spacecraft angle here is 175 degrees, a viewing geometry in which structures made of tiny particles brighten substantially. These features...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Enceladus, What -- Polar, What -- Visible Light, What -- Sun, What -- Saturn,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08321
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Virginia
image
eye 95
favorite 0
comment 0
The Galaxy Evolution Explorer's ultraviolet eyes have captured a globular star cluster, called NGC 362, in our own Milky Way galaxy. In this new image, the cluster appears next to stars from a more distant neighboring galaxy, known as the Small Magellanic Cloud. Globular clusters are densely packed bunches of old stars scattered in galaxies throughout the universe. NGC 362, located 30,000 light-years away, can be spotted as the dense collection of mostly yellow-tinted stars surrounding a large...
Topics: What -- Galaxy Evolution Explorer, What -- Explorer, What -- Sun, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy, Where...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA09653
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
image
eye 23
favorite 0
comment 0
9 July 2005 This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a 1.5 meters per pixel (~5 ft/pixel) view of a portion of the upper west flank of the giant martian volcano, Olympus Mons. Although considered to be young relative to much of Mars, at high resolution the Olympus Mons volcano turns out to have one of the most heavily cratered surfaces -- at the scale of small craters of tens of meters diameter and smaller -- on the planet. In other words, while the volcano may be a...
Topics: What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Surveyor, What -- Mars
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03992
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Univ. of Arizona
image
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
Image <a href="http://hiroc.lpl.arizona.edu/images/PSP/PSP_001421_2470/" class="external free" target="wpext">PSP_001421_2470</a> was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft on November 15, 2006. The complete image is centered at 66.8 degrees latitude, 153.6 degrees East longitude. The range to the target site was 314.4 km (196.5 miles). At this distance...
Topics: What -- High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), What -- Mars, What -- Sun, Where --...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA09518
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
image
eye 25
favorite 0
comment 0
18 May 2004 Mars is a desert planet, upon which wind has a great influence on the expression of its surface materials. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows large ripples (or small dunes) of windblown sediment among hills in the southeastern Cerberus region near 11.0N, 199.5W. Ripple orientations vary throughout the scene, indicating that dominant winds are influenced by the interplay of wind and local topographic features such as craters and hills. The picture...
Topics: What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Surveyor, What -- Mars
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA05937
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell
image
eye 70
favorite 1
comment 0
From its winter outpost at "Low Ridge" inside Gusev Crater, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took this spectacular, color mosaic of hilly, sandy terrain and two potential iron meteorites. The two light-colored, smooth rocks about two-thirds of the way up from the bottom of the frame have been labeled "Zhong Shan" and "Allan Hills." The two rocks' informal names are in keeping with the rover science team's campaign to nickname rocks and soils in the area after...
Topics: What -- Crater, What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Spirit, What -- Sun, What --...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08576
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI
image
eye 77
favorite 0
comment 0
NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have teamed up to expose the chaos that baby stars are creating 1,500 light-years away in a cosmic cloud called the Orion nebula. This striking infrared and visible-light composite indicates that four monstrously massive stars at the center of the cloud may be the main culprits in the familiar Orion constellation. The stars are collectively called the "Trapezium." Their community can be identified as the yellow smudge near the center of the...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Orion, What -- Visible Light, What -- Constellation,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01322
NASA Images
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
Four views of the hemisphere of Io which faces Jupiter showing changes seen on June 27th, 1996 by the Galileo spacecraft as compared to views seen by the Voyager spacecraft during the 1979 flybys. Clockwise from upper left is a Voyager 1 high resolution image, a Voyager 1 color image, a Galileo color image, and a Voyager 2 color image. North is to the top of the picture. Voyager and Galileo images have been adjusted to provide comparable color balances similar to Voyager color. The most...
Topics: What -- Io, What -- Jupiter, What -- Galileo, What -- Voyager 1, What -- Voyager 2, Where --...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00712
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL
image
eye 32
favorite 0
comment 0
This is a still from an animation showing the geography of Ma'adim Vallis, a valley or channel that enters Gusev Crater. The view of the crater is from the northwest, which is not the direction from which Spirit approached the crater as it landed.
Topics: What -- Crater, What -- Spirit
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA05590
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 59
favorite 0
comment 0
This wide-angle Voyager 2 image, taken through the camera's clear filter, is the first to show Neptune's rings in detail. The two main rings, about 53,000 km (33,000 miles) and 63,000 km (39,000 miles) from Neptune, are 5 to 10 times brighter than in earlier images. The difference is due to lighting and viewing geometry. In approach images, the rings were seen in light scattered backward toward the spacecraft at a 15-degree phase angle. However, this image was taken at a 135-degree phase angle...
Topics: What -- Voyager 2, What -- Neptune, What -- Voyager, What -- Uranus, What -- Saturn, Where -- Jet...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02207
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 4,492
favorite 1
comment 0
Color mosaic of Olympus Mons volcano on Mars from the Viking 1 Orbiter. The mosaic was created using images from orbit 735 taken 22 June 1978. Olympus Mons is about 600 km in diameter and the summit caldera is 24 km above the surrounding plains. The complex aureole terrain is visible at the top of the frame. North is up. (Viking 1 Orbiter MH20N133-735A)
Topics: What -- Mars, What -- Viking 1 Orbiter
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02982
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
image
eye 35
favorite 0
comment 0
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-409, 2 July 2003 The <a href="http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2003/06/10/">Mars Picture of the Day for June 10, 2003,</a> showed an early southern spring view of the frost-covered Charitum Montes, south of Argyre Planitia. Today's picture shows some of the same mountain range, as it appeared in early June 2003 when viewed the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) wide angle cameras. This perspective view was...
Topics: What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Surveyor, What -- Mars, What -- Altimeter
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04606
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Cornell/ASU
image
eye 36
favorite 0
comment 0
This graph shows that the atmospheric temperatures above the surface of Mars at Gusev Crater, Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's landing site, fluctuate to a significant degree. The color red denotes warmer temperatures, while blue is cooler. The red and yellow waves of color represent thermals, or pockets of heat, which rise and fall across the surface. These data, acquired by the rover's miniature thermal emission spectrometer, help scientists understand how the bottom layer of air closest to...
Topics: What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Crater, What -- Miniature Thermal Emission...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA05272
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell
image
eye 43
favorite 0
comment 0
In recent weeks, as NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit has driven through the basin south of "Husband Hill," it has been traversing mainly sand and dune deposits. This week, though, Spirit has been maneuvering along the edge of an arc-shaped feature called "Lorre Ridge" and has encountered some spectacular examples of basaltic rocks with striking textures. This panoramic camera (Pancam) image shows a group of boulders informally named "FuYi." These basaltic rocks...
Topics: What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Spirit, What -- Panoramic Camera, What -- Crater,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA06102
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/NIMA
image
eye 2,781
favorite 0
comment 0
On January 26, 2001, the Kachchh region in western India suffered the most deadly earthquake in India's history. Shortly thereafter, geologists traversed the region looking for ground surface disruptions, such as fault breaks, that could provide clues to the tectonic processes here. Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) scientists provided stereoscopic images to the geologists, similar to this 3-D view of the terrain northwest of the city of Bhuj. The geologists reported back that the images...
Topics: What -- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, What -- SRTM, What -- Landsat 7, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03308
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 82
favorite 0
comment 0
Eleventh picture of Mars from Mariner 4 (in "raw" state) taken through the green filter from 7800 miles away showing a crater 75 miles in diameter in the Atlantis region. Mariner 4 was the first spacecraft to get a close look at Mars. Flying as close as 9,846 kilometers (6,118 miles), Mariner 4 revealed Mars to have a cratered, rust-colored surface, with signs on some parts of the planet that liquid water had once etched its way into the soil. Mariner 4 was launched on November 28,...
Topics: What -- Mars, What -- Mariner 4, What -- Crater, What -- Atlantis
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02980
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
image
eye 25
favorite 0
comment 0
On October 26, 1997, MOC took this image of Mars 10 minutes after its closest approach to the planet (1:46 AM PST). The view shows the floor of western Ganges Chasma (7.8S 51.8W), covering an area 2.6 km (1.6 miles) wide by 45.4 km (28.2 miles) long at a resolution of 5 by 7.4 meters (16.4 by 24.3 feet) per picture element. The local time on Mars when the picture was taken was 4:35 PM. The center image (available at higher resolution as PIA01028) shows the northern portion of the area inscribed...
Topics: What -- Mars 1, What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Surveyor, Where -- California,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01027
NASA Images
image
eye 39
favorite 0
comment 0
Space Radar Image of Sacramento, California
Topics: Where -- Sacramento, Where -- California
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01861
NASA Images
image
eye 21
favorite 0
comment 0
This image of Titan's surface shows the entire scene obtained by the Cassini radar instrument on Sept. 7, 2006. It includes clear examples of the longitudinal dunes, as well as one of only three positively-identified impact craters (on the far left). Titan's longitudinal dunes, first discovered during the third close flyby of Titan in February 2005 (see <a href="http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03555">PIA03555</a>), make up most of Titan's...
Topics: What -- Cassini, What -- Titan, What -- Crater, What -- Huygens Probe, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA09172
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
image
eye 38
favorite 0
comment 0
10 January 2004 While it is summer in Gusev Crater, where the Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit, is operating, it is winter in the martian northern hemisphere. Just this week, the north polar dune fields began to emerge into sunlight after months of frigid darkness. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) view of frost-covered north polar dunes was acquired on 8 January 2004. The steepest slopes on the dunes--their slipfaces--point toward the upper right (northeast), indicating...
Topics: What -- Crater, What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Spirit, What -- Polar, What -- Mars...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA05127
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 155
favorite 0
comment 0
Polar stereographic projection of topography from latitude 55 S to the pole.
Topic: What -- Polar
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02037
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-434, 27 July 2003 This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) picture shows retreating patches of frost on a field of large, dark sand dunes in the Noachis region of Mars. Large, windblown ripples of coarse sediment are also seen on some of the dunes. This dune field is located in a crater at 47.5S, 326.3W. The scene is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.
Topics: What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Surveyor, What -- Mars, What -- Crater
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04663
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
image
eye 22
favorite 0
comment 0
As the particles comprising Saturn's A ring slip into the planet's shadow, they find themselves briefly in the penumbra of Saturn's shadow. In this very narrow region along the edge of the shadow, part (but not all) of the Sun is still visible around the side of the planet, creating only a partial shadow there and making the shadow edge look fuzzy. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on July 26, 2006 at a distance of approximately 1.5 million...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Visible Light, What -- Cassini, What -- Saturn, What -- Huygens Probe, Where...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08255
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
image
eye 42
favorite 1
comment 0
Cassini peers around the hazy limb of Titan to spy the sunlit south pole of Saturn in the distance beyond. The thick, smog-like atmosphere of frigid Titan is a major source of interest for the Cassini mission. The moon is 5,150 kilometers (3,200 miles) across. Images taken using red, green and blue spectral filters were combined to create this natural-color view. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Dec. 26, 2005, at a distance of approximately 26,000...
Topics: What -- Cassini, What -- Titan, What -- Saturn, What -- Moon, What -- Huygens Probe, Where -- Jet...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08351
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 71
favorite 0
comment 0
This enhanced color image of the region surrounding the young impact crater Pwyll on Jupiter's moon Europa was produced by combining low resolution color data with a higher resolution mosaic of images obtained on December 19, 1996 by the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft. This region is on the trailing hemisphere of the satellite, centered at 11 degrees South and 276 degrees West, and is about 1240 kilometers across. North is toward the top of the image, and the...
Topics: What -- Crater, What -- Moon, What -- Europa, What -- Galileo, What -- Sun, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01211
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
image
eye 25
favorite 0
comment 0
7 March 2006 This picture is a composite of Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) daily global images acquired at Ls 25 during a previous Mars year. This month, Mars looks similar, as Ls 25 occurs in mid-March 2006. The picture shows the Tharsis face of Mars. Over the course of the month, additional faces of Mars as it appears at this time of year are being posted for MOC Picture of the Day. Ls, solar longitude, is a measure of the time of year on Mars. Mars travels 360 around...
Topics: What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Surveyor, What -- Mars, What -- Sun
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02697
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
image
eye 28
favorite 0
comment 0
This stirring scene captures some of the grandeur of the Saturn system while also allowing a simultaneous glimpse beneath the hazes that cover both Saturn and Titan. The infrared view reveals bright, swirling clouds and zonal cloud bands in the giant planet's atmosphere, as well as a hint of the dark, equatorial terrain on Titan (5,150 kilometers, or 3,200 miles across). Dione (1,126 kilometers, or 700 miles across) is visible near right, on the far side of the ringplane. This view looks toward...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Titan, What -- Dione, What -- Cassini, What -- Huygens Probe, Where -- Jet...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA09726
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 36
favorite 0
comment 0
False color view of a portion of the leading hemisphere of Jupiter's moon Callisto as seen through the infrared filters of the Solid State Imaging (CCD) system aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft. North is to the top of the picture and the sun illuminates the surface from the east. More recent impacts have excavated bright, relatively clean ice from beneath Callisto's battered surface. Callisto's dark mottled appearance may be due to contamination by non-ice components contributed by impactors or...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Callisto, What -- Galileo, What -- Sun, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01100
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 24
favorite 0
comment 0
Space Radar Image of Weddell Sea
Topic: Where -- Weddell Sea
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01802
NASA Images
by NASA and H. Richer (University of British Columbia), credit for ground-based photo: : NOAO/AURA/NSF
image
eye 89
favorite 0
comment 0
Peering deep inside a cluster of several hundred thousand stars, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the oldest burned-out stars in our Milky Way Galaxy, giving astronomers a fresh reading on the age of the universe. Located in the globular cluster M4, these small, burned-out stars -- called white dwarfs -- are about 12 to 13 billion years old. By adding the one billion years it took the cluster to form after the Big Bang, astronomers found that the age of the white dwarfs agrees with...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Camera 2, What -- Constellation, What -- Scorpius,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04231
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
image
eye 25
favorite 0
comment 0
The shepherd moon, Pandora, is seen here alongside the narrow F ring that it helps maintain. Pandora is 84 kilometers (52 miles) across. Cassini obtained this view from about four degrees above the ringplane. Captured here are several faint, dusty ringlets in the vicinity of the F ring core. The ringlets do not appear to be perturbed to the degree seen in the core. The appearance of Pandora here is exciting, as the moon's complete shape can be seen, thanks to reflected light from Saturn, which...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Cassini, What -- Saturn, What -- Crater, What -- Visible Light, What -- Sun,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA07523
NASA Images
image
eye 817
favorite 0
comment 0
The top picture is a shaded relief image of the northwest corner of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula generated from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data, and shows a subtle, but unmistakable, indication of the Chicxulub impact crater. Most scientists now agree that this impact was the cause of the Cretatious-Tertiary Extinction, the event 65 million years ago that marked the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs as well as the majority of life on Earth. The pattern of the crater's rim is marked...
Topics: What -- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, What -- SRTM, What -- Crater, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03381
NASA Images
image
eye 1,687
favorite 0
comment 0
On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens catastrophically erupted, causing the worst volcanic disaster in the recorded history of the United States. An earthquake shook loose the northern flank of the volcano, and about 2.8 cubic kilometers (0.67 cubic miles) of rock slid downslope in the world's largest recorded landslide. The avalanche released pressure on the volcano and unleashed a huge explosion, which was directed generally northward. The mountain ultimately lost 227 meters (1314 feet) of its...
Topics: What -- ST 1, What -- Landsat 3, What -- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, What -- Crater, What --...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03361
NASA Images
by NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
image
eye 34
favorite 0
comment 0
As a consequence of its capability to retrieve cloud-top elevations, stereoscopic observations from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) can discriminate clouds from snow and ice. The central portion of Russia's East Siberian Sea, including one of the New Siberian Islands, Novaya Sibir, are portrayed in these views from data acquired on May 28, 2002. The left-hand image is a natural color view from MISR's nadir camera. On the right is a height field retrieved using automated...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- FAST, What -- STEREO, What -- Earth, What -- Terra, Where -- East Siberian...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03717
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL-Caltech
image
eye 44
favorite 0
comment 0
In the quest to better understand the birth of stars and the formation of new worlds, astronomers have used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to examine the massive stars contained in a cloudy region called Sharpless 140. This cloud is a fascinating microcosm of a star-forming region since it exhibits, within a relatively small area, all of the classic manifestations of stellar birth. Sharpless 140 lies almost 3000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cepheus. At its heart is a cluster of...
Topics: What -- Spitzer Space Telescope, What -- Earth, What -- Constellation, What -- Cepheus, What --...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA05878
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Cornell/OSU/MSSS
image
eye 24
favorite 0
comment 0
This overview map made from Mars Orbiter camera images illustrates the path that the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit has taken from its first sol on the red planet through its 107th sol. As of sol 112 (April 26, 2004), Spirit has passed "Missoula" crater and sits approximately 1,900 meters (1.18 miles) away from its destination at the western base of the "Columbia Hills." While most of Spirit's journey has been over the very angular rocks that make up the ejecta fields...
Topics: What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Spirit, What -- Crater, What -- Columbia
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA05823
NASA Images
image
eye 22
favorite 0
comment 0
Light at 727 nanometers is moderately absorbed by atmospheric methane. This mosaic shows the features of Jupiter's main visible cloud deck and upper-tropospheric haze, with higher features enhanced in brightness over lower features. Oval cloud systems of this type are often associated with chaotic cyclonic systems such as the balloon shaped vortex seen here between the well formed ovals. This system is centered near 30 degrees south planetocentric latitude and 100 degrees west longitude and...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Galileo, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Where -- Washington
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00864
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
image
eye 30
favorite 0
comment 0
There are two exciting results seen in this image. First, the small dunes moving from left to right (north to south) along the canyon floor are apparently derived from bright deposits within Schiaparelli crater. They are brighter than most martian dunes and may represent a unique composition. The shape of the dunes, and their relationships to one another, strongly suggest that these dunes have been active recently, although whether that means within the past year or the past century cannot be...
Topics: What -- Crater, What -- Discovery, What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Surveyor,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01025
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 96
favorite 0
comment 0
Global color mosaic of Triton, taken in 1989 by Voyager 2 during its flyby of the Neptune system. Color was synthesized by combining high-resolution images taken through orange, violet, and ultraviolet filters; these images were displayed as red, green, and blue images and combined to create this color version. With a radius of 1,350 (839 mi), about 22% smaller than Earth's moon, Triton is by far the largest satellite of Neptune. It is one of only three objects in the Solar System known to have...
Topics: What -- Voyager 2, What -- Neptune, What -- Moon, What -- Earth, What -- Titan, What -- Polar,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00317
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 61
favorite 0
comment 0
Many large impact craters are seen in this view of the Saturnian moon Dione taken by NASA's Voyager 1 on Nov. 12, 1980 from a range of about 240,000 kilometers (149,000 miles). Bright radiating patterns probably represent debris rays thrown out of impact craters; other bright areas may be topographic ridges and valleys. Also visible are irregular valleys that represent old fault troughs degraded by impacts. The center of the frame is at 26 degrees south latitude on the Saturn-facing hemisphere....
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Dione, What -- Voyager 1, What -- Saturn, What -- Voyager, Where -- Jet...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01366
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 23
favorite 0
comment 0
Vertical temperature and pressure structure observed in the northern and southern hemispheres. Upper panel for Ls = 270 (northern winter); lower panel for Ls=70 (southern winter), dashed line is freezing line for CO2 ice.
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02060
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL
image
eye 37
favorite 0
comment 0
This image shows the view from the front hazard avoidance cameras on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit before the rover begins a crucial 3-point turn to face in a west direction and roll off the lander.
Topics: What -- Hazard-Avoidance Camera, What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Spirit
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA05050
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Ames
image
eye 33
favorite 0
comment 0
This image shows a three-dimensional model of the rock dubbed "Humphrey" at Gusev Crater, Mars, the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's landing site. Spirit examined the lumpy rock with its suite of scientific instruments both before and after it drilled a hole into the rock surface on the 60th martian day, or sol, of its mission. "Humphrey" was one of several stops on the rover's way to the large crater dubbed "Bonneville." This model is displayed using software...
Topics: What -- Crater, What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Spirit, What -- Panoramic Camera,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA05541
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Cornell
image
eye 41
favorite 0
comment 0
This image from the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's panoramic camera is an approximate true-color rendering of the exceptional rock called "Berry Bowl" in the "Eagle Crater" outcrop. The study of this "blueberry-strewn" area and the identification of hematite as the major iron-bearing element within these sphere-like grains helped scientists confirm their hypothesis that the hematite in these martian spherules was deposited in water. To separately analyze the...
Topics: What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Panoramic Camera, What -- Rock Abrasion Tool, What --...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA05634
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
image
eye 21
favorite 0
comment 0
29 October 2004 This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows steep slopes of light-toned rock and dark windblown sand in eastern Candor Chasma, part of the vast Valles Marineris trough system. The rock is probably sedimentary. In a few places, rock has broken down and slid downslope to create a narrow chute and a pile of talus where the slope meets the adjacent dark, dune-covered plain. This image is located near 7.8S, 64.9W. The picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9...
Topics: What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Surveyor, What -- Mars
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA06975
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
image
eye 32
favorite 0
comment 0
15 August 2005 This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows rugged terrain in the Nestus Valles portion of northern Memnonia. Wind erosion has scoured the landscape. Dust, deposited after the wind erosion occurred, mantles the scene. Dark streaks have formed by avalanching of the fine, dry dust on some of the slopes in the region. <i>Location near</i>: 6.8S, 158.5W <i>Image width</i>: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)...
Topics: What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What -- Surveyor, What -- Mars
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04148
NASA Images
by NASA
image
eye 42
favorite 0
comment 0
Scientists are mystified by what may be unexpected, wandering, planet-sized objects. A new image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope implies the presence of these objects. The image is available at <a href="http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/latest.html">http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/latest.html</a> and <a href="http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/wfpc">http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/wfpc</a>. If confirmed, the new...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Camera 2, What -- Earth, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04202
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
image
eye 27
favorite 0
comment 0
This fanciful view spies the Saturnian moons, Dione and Enceladus, from just beneath the ringplane. Enceladus (505 kilometers, or 314 miles across) is on the near side of the rings with respect to Cassini, and Dione (1,126 kilometers, or 700 miles across) is on the far side. Saturn's shadow stretches beyond the outermost reaches of the main rings, causing them to disappear at left. The image was taken with the Cassini narrow-angle camera using spectral filters sensitive to polarized green light...
Topics: What -- Dione, What -- Enceladus, What -- Cassini, What -- Huygens Probe, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA07645
NASA Images
by NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Acknowledgment: Dr. Ron Buta (U. Alabama), Dr. Gene Byrd (U. Alabama) and Tarsh Freeman (Bevill State Comm. College)
image
eye 132
favorite 1
comment 0
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found a spiral galaxy that may rotate in the opposite direction from what was expected. A picture of the oddball galaxy is available at http://heritage.stsci.edu or http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/pr/2002/03 or http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/wfpc . It was taken in May 2001 by Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The picture showed which side of galaxy NGC 4622 is...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Camera 2, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What --...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04224
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL/STScI/AURA
image
eye 63
favorite 0
comment 0
This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the colorful "last hurrah" of a star like our Sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star's remaining core. Ultraviolet light from the dying star makes the material glow. The burned-out star, called a white dwarf, is the white dot in the center. Our Sun will eventually burn out and shroud itself with stellar debris, but not for another 5 billion years. Our Milky...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Sun, What -- Uranus, What -- Neptune, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA09194