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Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of May 17, 2021

Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of May 17, 2021

PPOD Week 9


Planetary Picture of the Day

Week of May 17, 2021

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


Monday, May 17, 2021

Meridiani Crater
Credit: NASA

This is Mars
This a 1.5-km diameter (less than a mile) impact crater in Meridiani Planum. You are welcome... 


Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Our Pale Blue Dot from up high.


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Cosmic Flames

Credit: Paul Wilson.

Cosmic Flames


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Mars Southern Polar Cap
Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin / Bill Dunford

Mars Southern Polar Cap
The bright white region of this image shows the icy cap that covers Mars’ south pole, composed of frozen water and carbon dioxide. While it looks smooth in this image, at close quarters the cap is a layered mix of peaks, troughs and flat plains, and has been likened in appearance to Swiss cheese.
The southern cap reaches some 3 km thick in places and is around 350 km in diameter. This icy region is permanent; in the martian winter another, thinner ice cap forms over the top of it, stretching further out across the planet and disappearing again when the weather warms up.


Friday, May 21, 2021

Bahamas - Pale Blue Dot
Credit: NASA

Beautiful Pale Blue Dot
The deep blue and bright turquoises surrounding Cuba, The Bahamas, and southern Florida captured from the ISS in space.


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