Welcome to our weekly recap of our Planetary Image of the Day (PPOD)!
From Earth, via our photo voltaic system, to deep house – take a second to benefit from the views!


Monday, October 24, 2022

Where stars are born

Credit score: NASA/ESA/CSA/STSci

The place Stars are Born
That is only a tiny portion of the brand new JWST picture of the Pillars of Creation. The pink areas are the place stars are being born.


Tuesday, October 25, 2022


Credit score: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Cassini Imaging Workforce/J. Main

Saturnian Splendor
A view of Mimas, Prometheus, and Saturn’s rings captured by the Cassini Imaging Workforce on October 13, 2005.


Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Volcano on Io

Credit score: NASA/JPL-Caltech / Galileo mission
Picture processing and caption: J. Main

Volcano on Io
Tupan Patera, an 80-km large volcanic crater on Jupiter’s moon Io imaged by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft on Oct. 15, 2001. Approximate natural-color view; coloration variations come from sulfur compounds in Io’s lava. The crater’s partitions drop ~900 meters.


Thursday, October 27, 2022

Cometary Surface

Credit score: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

Cometary Floor
That is a picture from the ESA Rosetta spacecraft’s navigation digicam (NAVCAM) of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, from lower than 10 km above the floor. The picture has been processed to convey out subtly illuminated options on the in any other case very darkish floor.


Friday, October 28, 2022

Earth from Lucy

Credit: NASA/Goddard/SwRI

Earth from Lucy
NASA’s Lucy spacecraft captured this picture (which has been cropped) of the Earth on Oct 15, 2022, as part of an instrument calibration sequence at a distance of 620,000 km. The higher left of the picture features a view of Hadar, Ethiopia, dwelling to the three.2 million-year-old human ancestor fossil for which the spacecraft was named.

Lucy is the primary mission to discover the Jupiter Trojan asteroids, an historic inhabitants of asteroid “fossils” that orbit across the Solar on the identical distance as Jupiter. To achieve these distant asteroids, the Lucy spacecraft’s trajectory contains three Earth gravity assists to spice up it on its journey to those enigmatic asteroids.



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