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Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of April 18, 2022

Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of April 18, 2022

Planetary Picture of the Day

Planetary Picture of the Day

Week of April 18, 2022

Welcome to our weekly recap of our Planetary Picture of the Day (PPOD)!
Jovian clouds, comets gone by, Mars, Saturn and our own moon. Enjoy!



Monday, April 18, 2022

Image of Earth in front of the Moon

Credit: CAS/CNSA

Lunar Far Side
This image was taken from and of the far side of the Moon by the Chinese Chang'e 5-T1 spacecraft back In 2014.


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Image of the shadows on Saturn's rings

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute; Cassini Imaging Team/ Jason Major

Shadowed Rings
A view looking down at Saturn's rings with the planet’s shadow falling across them, captured by Cassini on February 19, 2007.


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The Kodiak Butte on Mars taken by Perseverance rover

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Paul Byrne

Kodiak Butte
The Kodiak Butte is coming into focus as the Perseverance rover comes closer to the delta at Jezero crater on Mars. Kodiak is part of the ancient delta deposited more than three billion years ago. This is a mosaic of two right navigation camera (NavCam) images, color-corrected, balanced, and sharpened.


Thursday, April 21, 2022

Halley's Comet

Credit image: ESA/Giotto / Jason Major

An Old Friend
The approximately 15-by-8 kilometer, peanut-shaped nucleus of Halley's Comet, imaged by ESA's Giotto spacecraft 36 years ago in March 1986 from a distance of about 2,000 km. 1P/Halley won't return to the inner Solar System again until 2061.


Friday, April 22, 2022

Jupiter's clouds

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill

Jovian Clouds
Jupiter as seen by NASA's Juno spacecraft during perijove 39 on January 12, 2022, and processed by Kevin M. Gill.



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