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Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of October 18, 2021

Planetary Picture of the Day - Week of October 18, 2021

Planetary Picture of the Day

This week we look at Jupiter (and Io), Mars and more – amazing!


Friday October 22, 2021

JunoCam captures Jupiter's storms in detail Storms rolling across the Jovian atmosphere captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft during perijove 18.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill



Thursday, October 21, 2021

Evidence of water on Mars
Sedimentary rock layers in Kodiak butte on Mars in an image taken by the Perseverance rover.

water on Mars


Wednesday October 20, 2021

Protoplanetary disk in the Orion Nebula
Disks around young stars (also known as circumstellar or protoplanetary disks) are thought to be made up of 99% gas and 1% dust. Even that small amount of dust is enough to make the disks opaque and dark at visible wavelengths. The dark disk is seen in this image because it is silhouetted against the bright backdrop of the hot gas of the Orion Nebula. In the very early stages, over 4.5 billion years ago, our solar system would have looked just like that to an alien observer.
Credit Image and Caption: Mark McCaughrean (Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy), C. Robert O'Dell (Rice University), and NASA/ESA

orion nebula


Tuesday October 19, 2021

Galilean moon Io
A view of Jupiter's moon Io against the blackness of space. Processed from images captured by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on Oct. 16, 2001.
CREDIT: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Galileo Imaging Team / Jason Major



Monday October 18, 2021

Crescent Mars
This image was captured by the Emirates Mars Mission, Hope, May 2, 2021.
Credit: MBRSC/UAE Space Agency
Image processing: July Schmidt

crescent mars


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