Here’s a nice picture of one of Saturn’s moons (Enceladus) emerging from behind another one (Dione) or perhaps it’s starting to disappear behind it. Anyway there’s some moons (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute):
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I’m being lazy, so here a few pictures of stars (in the form of galaxies, taken by the Hubble; Credit: NASA):
28 Sep 2015 Leave a comment
It’s not obvious to me, but it seems this picture (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona):
shows there is flowing salt water on Mars:
Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb and flow over time. They darken and appear to flow down steep slopes during warm seasons, and then fade in cooler seasons. They appear in several locations on Mars when temperatures are above minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 23 Celsius), and disappear at colder times.
I guess I should start looking into beachfront property there, it should be cheap.
15 Sep 2015 Leave a comment
New Horizons is now well past Pluto, but new images are coming out. The first looks at the region called the Cthulhu Regio and Sputnik Planum plains (I love the names by the way; Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute):
The next is a nice picture of Pluto’s largest moon Charon:
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I’m not sure which of these pictures is more unlikely:
1, A heron on the Malden River near the end of the above ground portion:
2, Saturn’s moon Dione, as captured by the Cassini spacecraft (those are Saturn’s rings that cross behind the moon; Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute):
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And here’s a close up picture of Pluto from the New Horizon spacecraft (Credit: NASA/APL/SwRI):
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The New Horizons spacecraft will make its closest approach to Pluto tomorrow. Here’s a picture it took on Saturday (Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI):
New Horizons is currently around 500,000 miles from Pluto travelling just under 31,000 mph (by the way, NASA has a nice app of this here) and will make its closest approach tomorrow morning at 7:49:57. It will have travelled for 9 years and 3 billion miles.