Astronomy Pictures

Map of Mars Gravity

NASA: Image of the Day -

A new map of Mars' gravity is the most detailed to date, providing a revealing glimpse into the planet's hidden interior. The map was derived using Doppler and range tracking data collected by NASA's Deep Space Network from three NASA spacecraft in orbit around Mars: Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Haze Layers Above Pluto

NASA: Image of the Day -

This image of haze layers above Pluto’s limb was taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC) on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. About 20 haze layers are seen; the layers have been found to typically extend horizontally over hundreds of kilometers, but are not strictly parallel to the surface.

South Africa From the Space Station's EarthKAM

NASA: Image of the Day -

The remotely controlled Sally Ride EarthKAM aboard the International Space Station snapped this striking photograph of South Africa on Feb. 9, 2016. The EarthKAM program allows students to request photographs of specific Earth features, which are taken by a special camera mounted on the space station when it passes over those features.

Tilted Terminator

NASA: Image of the Day -

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn's moon Enceladus that shows wrinkled plains that are remarkably youthful in appearance, being generally free of large impact craters.

Pages

Subscribe to astrofoto.org aggregator - Astronomy Pictures