theoldludwigvan:

 

Jupiter from Voyager

theoldludwigvan:

 

Jupiter from Voyager

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n-a-s-a:
Perseid Meteors Over China Image Credit & Copyright: Xiang Zhan (Beijing Planetarium)

n-a-s-a:

Perseid Meteors Over China 
Image Credit & Copyright: Xiang Zhan (Beijing Planetarium)

n-a-s-a:

The Seasons of Saturn
Image Credit: R. G. French (Wellesley College) et al., NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

n-a-s-a:

The Seasons of Saturn

Image Credit: R. G. French (Wellesley College) et al., NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

colchrishadfield:

Spaceflight finale: To some this may look like a sunset. But it’s a new dawn.

colchrishadfield:

Spaceflight finale: To some this may look like a sunset. But it’s a new dawn.

popmech:

Building MAVEN, the NASA probe that will try to figure out why Mars’ magnetic field—and thus its atmosphere—disappeared.

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Galileo is deployed from the cargo bay of Space Shuttle Atlantis towards Jupiter during STS-34. 

Galileo is deployed from the cargo bay of Space Shuttle Atlantis towards Jupiter during STS-34. 

Landing gear is deployed on Space Shuttle Atlantis as STS-30 comes to an end.  The four-day mission deployed the probe Magellan towards Venus.

Landing gear is deployed on Space Shuttle Atlantis as STS-30 comes to an end.  The four-day mission deployed the probe Magellan towards Venus.

pardalote:

Jupiter embroidery - done! My own design, loosely based on a series of photos by NASA showing the Great Red Spot devouring nearby little spots :-) Chain stitch in cotton, silk and specialty threads.

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we-are-star-stuff:

Last week, the ESA released unprecedented images of a long, meandering river on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. Most likely the river flows with ethane or methane, and might be slightly viscous like oil. Now, space artist Ron Miller has created these gorgeous up-close visions of the river from Titan’s surface.

See more of Ron Miller’s amazing work on his website.

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fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Jupiter is home to one of the most famous storms in the solar system, the Great Red Spot, which Earth observations place at a minimum of 180 (Earth) years in duration.  Some evidence suggests that it may have been observed by humans as early as 1665. The magnitude of such a storm is almost unimaginable. At its narrowest point, the storm is still as wide as our entire planet and observations from the Voyager crafts indicate that the storm has 250 mph winds. The scale of mixing and turbulence around the storm, seen in photographs, is stunning and beautiful. (Photo credits: NASA/Voyager 1 and Michael Benson; submitted by oneheadtoanother)