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Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of March 28, 2022

Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of March 28, 2022

Planetary Picture of the Day

Planetary Picture of the Day

Week of March 28, 2022

Welcome to our weekly recap of our Planetary Picture of the Day (PPOD)!
A comet, a great red spot, an Earthly eruption and more.


Monday, March 28, 2022


Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

Martian Crater Rim
This image was taken by the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in the middle of winter in Mars' Southern Hemisphere and shows a crater near 37 degrees south latitude. The south-facing slope has patchy bright frost, blue in enhanced color. This frost occurs in and around the many gullies on the slope and in other images, has caused flows in the gullies.


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Comet 67P

CREDIT: ESA / Rosetta / Philae / CIVA / Mattias Malmer

Panorama of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
A surface panorama from ESA Rosetta's Philae lander in its final resting place on Comet 67P. This surface panorama is comprised of two separate images. Depth cues were added by Mattias Malmer.


Wednesday, March 30, 2022


Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Séan Doran

Jupiter's Great Red Spot
This perspective of Jupiter, taken by JunoCam onboard NASA's Juno spacecraft, captures the notable Great Red Spot, as well as a massive storm called Oval BA. The storm reached its current size when three smaller spots collided and merged in the year 2000.


Thursday, March 31, 2022

Venus Ultraviolet


Venus in Ultraviolet
This is an image of planet Venus taken with the AKATSUKI Ultraviolet Imager (UVI) on 27 November 2018. The ultraviolet wavelengths have been remapped to visible wavelengths.


Friday, April 1, 2022

Icelandic Eruption

Credit: Iurie Belegurschi Photography

Icelandic Eruption
Fagradalsfjall eruption in Iceland in 2021. Strong seismic activity was recorded in the region beginning in late February 2021, which was interpreted as the intrusion of magma at a shallow depth. The volcano began to erupt on 19 March 2021. While there has been a increase in seismic activity over the last few months, the latest magma intrusion is unlikely to reach to surface.



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