Tag: planets

Aug 11, 2016

A One Year Timelapse of Earth From a Million Miles Away

A One Year Timelapse of Earth From a Million Miles Away

Every 2 hours, NASA’s EPIC camera takes a photo of Earth from the same spot in space, about a million miles away

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Jul 19, 2016

Picture of the Day: Jupiter From ‘Below’

Picture of the Day: Jupiter From ‘Below’

The polar stereographic projection by NASA shows the south pole in the center of the map and the equator at the edge

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May 11, 2016

This Rare Mercury Transit Timelapse Really Puts the Colossal Size of Our Sun in Perspective

This Rare Mercury Transit Timelapse Really Puts the Colossal Size of Our Sun in Perspective

Mercury is roughly 1/3 the size of Earth and you can fit about 1.3 million Earths inside the Sun…

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May 4, 2016

Picture of the Day: Saturn’s Little Water World

Picture of the Day: Saturn’s Little Water World

The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn’s rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf

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Oct 15, 2015

Picture of the Day: Blue Skies on Pluto

Picture of the Day: Blue Skies on Pluto

Incredible when you think how far from Earth this picture was taken from.

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Sep 17, 2015

A Group of Friends Build the Solar System to Scale in the Middle of the Desert

A Group of Friends Build the Solar System to Scale in the Middle of the Desert

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.

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Jul 31, 2015

Picture of the Day: Pluto Says Farewell To New Horizons

Picture of the Day: Pluto Says Farewell To New Horizons

Pluto sends a breathtaking farewell to New Horizons. Backlit by the sun, Pluto’s atmosphere rings its silhouette like a luminous halo.

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