Space the beyond


La Lune en 3D par le satellite Pléiades


Images captured by cameras aboard the Cassini spacecraft on its mission to explore Saturn and its moons.

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ATV at about 20 km from ISS (by Paolo Nespoli)


This photo was the world’s first view of Earth taken near the moon. It was snapped by the U.S. Lunar Orbiter I on August 23, 1966, when the spacecraft was just about to pass behind the moon on its 16th orbit.

Lunar Eclipse Time Lapse


October 3rd APOD: Io, the bright yellow Galilean moon of Jupiter. This is a true-color image taken by the Galileo spacecraft which orbited from 1995 to 2003. Sulfur and molten rock are the main ingredients for the strange surface color. Due to the strong gravitational force of Jupiter, Io’s interior is heated to extreme temperatures, causing molten rock to explode to the surface. With so many intense volcanoes, the surface is constantly being re-made. Some of the lava is so hot that it glows in the dark!


The Sun’s Last rays strike the central peak of Bhabha crater on Earth’s Moon just before sunset. Image taken on July 17th, 2010. 

(NASA | GSFC | Arizina State University)