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Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of October 11, 2021

Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of October 11, 2021

Planetary Picture of the Day

Planetary Picture of the Day

Week of October 11, 2021

Neptune, Mars, the Earth and more! Breathtaking!


Monday, October 11, 2021

Rosetta plumes

Cometary plume
A plume of dust from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, seen by the OSIRIS wide-angle camera on ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft on 3 July 2016. The shadow of the plume is cast across the basin, in the Imhotep region.


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Credit: NASA/JPL

Storms on Neptune
This photograph of Neptune was reconstructed from two images taken by Voyager 2's narrow-angle camera, through the green and clear filters. At the north (top) is the Great Dark Spot, accompanied by bright, white clouds that undergo rapid changes in appearance. Farther south is the feature called "Dark Spot 2," which has a bright core.


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Kodiak Butte

Kodiak Butte on Mars
White-balanced color image of a butte nicknamed Kodiak at Jezero Crater captured by the Perseverance rover. Scientists say the images demonstrate geological evidence of an ancient river delta.


Thursday, October 14, 2021

Earth and Moon
Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Voyager Imaging Team / Jason Major

Crescent Moon and Earth
This amazing picture was captured by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft on its way to an incredible planetary odyssey. The spacecraft was about 12 million kilometers away when it looked back towards Earth and captured this first-of-its-kind image on September 18, 1977.


Friday, October 15, 2021

Night's sky from Earth
Credit: WeOwntheMoment Photography

What a stunning image of the southern Oregon coast, the night sky, and hazy fog.



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