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Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of May 16, 2022

Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of May 16, 2022

Planetary Picture of the Day

Planetary Picture of the Day

Week of May 16, 2022

Welcome to our weekly recap of our Planetary Picture of the Day (PPOD)!
An exploration of Mars, Orion, Earth and Ryugu, all through a lens.


Monday, May 16, 2022

Domoni Crater

Credit: Data Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/USGS Data Sources;
Processing: Kevin M. Gill

Domoni Crater, Mars
This impact crater is 13.8 km-diameter and located 51.38N, 234.39E. The slumped terraces are spectacular!


Tuesday, May 17, 2022



This is 162173 Ryugu, a Cb-type asteroid, imaged by the MASCOT probe as part of JAXA's Hayabusa2 mission. This color view was captured at night, under red, green, and blue LED illumination.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Blue Marble

Credit: ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet

Blue Marble
Check out this image of Earth's curvature with the Sun glinting over the ocean. Another stunning view of our ocean planet from space.


Thursday, May 19, 2022

Horsehead Nebula

Credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble Heritage Team

The Horsehead Nebula
Astronomers used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to photograph the iconic Horsehead Nebula in infrared light. Located 1,375 light-years away in Orion, the nebula appears transparent and ethereal when seen at infrared wavelengths.


Friday, May 20, 2022

Jezero Crater

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Making Tracks in Jezero
On Sol 422, Perseverance's Mastcam-Z camera took this image. You can see the Jezero crater delta at the left front and the Seítáh area leading toward the landing site to the right. The rover tracks right in the center add a touch of poetry to the scenery.



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