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Around The Solar System In Pictures

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posted on Sep, 16 2010 @ 06:58 AM
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Alas, I cannot brag about retreiving these pictures myself, but I can share them nonetheless. Boston.com has a nice column called news stories in photographs, and this is what the thread is based on. It's thirtytwo pictures in total, but I'll post a couple here.

Most of the pictures are relatively new, and I don't think too many around here has seen them. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy. The remaining pictures can be found in the source link beneath.


With dozens of spacecraft currently orbiting, roving or otherwise and traveling through our solar system, I thought it would be interesting to get a general snapshot in time, using images from NASA and ESA spacecraft near Mercury, Earth, the Moon, Mars, Saturn and a few in-transit to further destinations. Collected here are recent images gathered from around our solar system, at scales ranging from mere centimeters to millions of kilometers.



A single dune on the surface of Mars, seen by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera (HiRISE) on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) at 2:11pm local Mars time on July 9th, 2010.






NASA's Mars rover Opportunity looks at a section of a rock where it ground away the outer layer to examine the material closer on January 7th, 2010






A 30-frame sequence showing Cassini's approach to the icy plumes of Enceladus on August 13th, 2010.




Source: Around The Solar System


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posted on Sep, 16 2010 @ 12:55 PM
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nice find my man, look the GIF image!



posted on Sep, 17 2010 @ 03:37 AM
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Yeah, the gif is a nice put together sequence of pictures. I've stared at it for quite a while actually


The picture in the middle is what I guess make those circular cutouts that resembles coins, like the thread zorgon made a couple of days ago asking about what all the coins on mars is all about.



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