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Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of June 20, 2022

Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of June 20, 2022

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Welcome to our weekly recap of our Planetary Picture of the Day (PPOD)!

Even if we’re not able to hitch a ride to the International Space Station or ride along on a space telescope or orbiter, we can still explore the universe through pictures!

Friday June 24, 2022

space shuttle

#PPOD: ISS from a Shuttle
This picture of the ISS was taken as the Shuttle Endeavour headed home after the STS-118 Mission Date on August 19, 2007.
Credit: NASA

Thursday June 23, 2022

Cat eye nebula

#PPOD: Look Into My Eye
The Cat’s Eye Nebula is a planetary nebula in the northern constellation of Draco, located about 3,000 light-years from Earth. A planetary nebula is the outer gas shells of a dying star like a red giant.
Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Wednesday, June 22, 2022


#PPOD: Leading by the Moon
The 36-km-wide moon Helene orbits Saturn in Dione's orbit, too, but Helene is positioned ahead of Dione, leading the way. Make sure to check out the dust avalanches! This view is made from images captured by Cassini during a flyby on June 18, 2011.
Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cassini ISS
Processing: Jason Major

Tuesday June 21, 2022


#PPOD: That's [Actually] a Moon!
This image of Saturn's moon Mimas - complete with Herschel crater dead-center along the terminator - was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Jason Major

Monday June 20, 2022


#PPOD: Mars from Hope
A view of Mars from images captured with the EXI camera aboard the UAE's Hope Mars Mission orbiter on November 22, 2021 from a distance of 20,118 km. The red dot in the center of the image is Olympus Mons, the biggest volcano of the solar system.
Credit: UAE Space Agency
Processing: Jason Major

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