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Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of May 31, 2021

Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of May 31, 2021

PPOD Week 11


Planetary Picture of the Day

Week of May 31, 2021

Welcome to our weekly recap of our Planetary Picture of the Day (PPOD)!
Fire, water, Earth and Mars . . .


Monday, May 31, 2021

Credit: Shaun Smith (IG/smitherspix)

Kiss You Goodbye 2020
Welcome to our ocean world...


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Paul Wilson
Image credit: Paul Wilson Images

Fire in the Sky
Fabulous deep New Zealand nightscape.



Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Credit: ESA / DLR / FU Berlin / Justin Cowart

When the Earth has an air of Mars

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet thought that the ISS was orbiting the red planet when he shot this view over the Sahara desert. Stunning! "I thought I was orbiting Mars when I saw this view! No cloud in sight and the red and ochre colours stretching to the horizon. This is how I imagine the Perseverance rover would have seen Mars on its approach to landing."


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Credit: Night Lights Films

Moon over Norway
This is how amazing the moon has looked under the midnight sun in Norway!…


Friday, June 4, 2021

Credit: ESA/NASA–T. Pesquet

These are some giant volcanoes...
The Mars Express High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) captured this view of Mars' Tharsis volcanic region on June 29, 2014 during its 13,323rd orbit of the planet. This image uses low-resolution blue, green, and infrared color data (with green and IR blended 50-50 to produce a synthetic red image) overlaid on a high-resolution clear filter image. Olympus Mons is at center. Across top center from left to right are Ascraeus Mons, Pavonis Mons, and Arsia Mons. Noctis Labyrinthus can be seen near the horizon at top left.


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