Lucius Fox

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Venus’ Once Molten Surface

Image Credit: E. De Jong et al. (JPL), MIPL, Magellan Team, NASA

Posted at 2:45pm and tagged with: Science, Astronomy, Solar System, Venus, NASA, JPL, MIPL, Magellan,.

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Venus’ Once Molten Surface
Image Credit: E. De Jong et al. (JPL), MIPL, Magellan Team, NASA

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Moons and some rings of Saturn, photographed by Cassini, 1 June 2004.  Enceladus is the largest moon seen here (the four diffraction spikes from the narrow-angle camera are unusually clear).  Prometheus sneaks into a couple of frames at the end, just inside the F Ring.  Outside the F Ring are the co-orbital moons Janus and Epimetheus, and I’ve chosen the end-point of the gif so that one loops almost seamlessly into the other.

Posted at 2:45pm and tagged with: Science, Astronomy, Solar System,.

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Moons and some rings of Saturn, photographed by Cassini, 1 June 2004.  Enceladus is the largest moon seen here (the four diffraction spikes from the narrow-angle camera are unusually clear).  Prometheus sneaks into a couple of frames at the end, just inside the F Ring.  Outside the F Ring are the co-orbital moons Janus and Epimetheus, and I’ve chosen the end-point of the gif so that one loops almost seamlessly into the other.

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Opportunity Rover Spots Greeley Haven on Mars

Image Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Cornell, JPL, NASA

Posted at 10:22am and tagged with: NASA, Space, Exploration, Geology, Mars, Opportunity, Solar System, Science, Technology, Engineering,.

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Opportunity Rover Spots Greeley Haven on Mars
Image Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Cornell, JPL, NASA

May 25th 2012

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The transit of Venus across the Sun, 8 June 2004. (via ESA)

Posted at 10:10am and tagged with: Astronomy, Venus, Sun, Solar System, ESA, Space, Science,.

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The transit of Venus across the Sun, 8 June 2004. (via ESA)

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High Cliffs Surrounding Echus Chasma on Mars

Credit: G. Neukum (FU Berlin) et al., Mars Express, DLR, ESA 

Posted at 12:25pm and tagged with: NASA, Solar System, Astronomy, Science, Mars, Echus Chasma, Mars Express, DLR, ESA,.

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High Cliffs Surrounding Echus Chasma on Mars 
Credit: G. Neukum (FU Berlin) et al., Mars Express, DLR, ESA 

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Mimas drifts along in its orbit against the azure backdrop of Saturn’s northern latitudes in this true color view. (via NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Posted at 4:49pm and tagged with: astronomy, saturn, universe, solar system, beauty of science, mimas, blue,.

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Mimas drifts along in its orbit against the azure backdrop of Saturn’s northern latitudes in this true color view. (via NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

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Flowing Barchan Sand Dunes on Mars

Image Credit: HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona), NASA 

Posted at 9:11am and tagged with: Mars, Solar System, HiRISE, MRO, LPL, University of Arizona, NASA, Space, Astronomy, Science,.

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Flowing Barchan Sand Dunes on Mars 
Image Credit: HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona), NASA 

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Moon and Mars

Credit & Copyright: John Harms

Posted at 8:06am and tagged with: Astronomy, Photography, Space, Moon, Lunar, Mars, Solar System, NASA,.

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Moon and Mars 
Credit & Copyright: John Harms

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Two Moons In Passing

In the image: Animation of Tethys passing in front of Dione from Cassini’s point of view.

Saturn’s moon Tethys passes in front of its slightly larger sister Dione in this animation made from 25 raw images acquired by Cassini on March 14, 2012. Pretty cool!

Tethys and Dione are similar in diameter, being 1,062 kilometers (660 miles) wide and 1,123 kilometers (698 miles) wide, respectively. Both are heavily cratered, ice-rich worlds.

In this view, Tethys’ enormous Odysseus crater can be seen on its northern hemisphere. 400 km (250 miles) across, Odysseus is two-fifths the diameter of Tethys itself, suggesting that it was created early in the moon’s history when it was still partially molten — or else the impact would have shattered the moon apart entirely.

The more extensively-cratered trailing side of Dione is visible here, its signature “wispy lines“ rotated out of view. Since it makes sense that a moon’s leading face should be more heavily cratered, it’s thought that Dione has been spun around by an impact event in the distant past.

If you look closely, a slight rotation in Tethys can also be discerned from the first frame to the last.

Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI. Animation by Jason Major.

Posted at 3:42pm and tagged with: Lunar, Moon, Satellite, Tethys, Dione, Cassini, Saturn, Solar System, Space, Astronomy, NASA, JPL, SSI,.

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Two Moons In Passing
In the image: Animation of Tethys passing in front of Dione from Cassini’s point of view.
Saturn’s moon Tethys passes in front of its slightly larger sister Dione in this animation made from 25 raw images acquired by Cassini on March 14, 2012. Pretty cool!
Tethys and Dione are similar in diameter, being 1,062 kilometers (660 miles) wide and 1,123 kilometers (698 miles) wide, respectively. Both are heavily cratered, ice-rich worlds.
In this view, Tethys’ enormous Odysseus crater can be seen on its northern hemisphere. 400 km (250 miles) across, Odysseus is two-fifths the diameter of Tethys itself, suggesting that it was created early in the moon’s history when it was still partially molten — or else the impact would have shattered the moon apart entirely.
The more extensively-cratered trailing side of Dione is visible here, its signature “wispy lines“ rotated out of view. Since it makes sense that a moon’s leading face should be more heavily cratered, it’s thought that Dione has been spun around by an impact event in the distant past.
If you look closely, a slight rotation in Tethys can also be discerned from the first frame to the last.
Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI. Animation by Jason Major.

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Steep Cliffs on Mars

Credit: G. Neukum (FU Berlin) et al., Mars Express, DLR, ESA 

Posted at 1:30pm and tagged with: Mars, Space, Astronomy, DLR, ESA, Mars Express, Solar System,.

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Steep Cliffs on Mars 
Credit: G. Neukum (FU Berlin) et al., Mars Express, DLR, ESA