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A week in the solar system

Posted By Jason Davis

10-11-2016 17:45 CST

Topics: pretty pictures, the Sun, Earth, the Moon, Mars, Saturn

It's been an interesting week here on planet Earth.

This afternoon, I took a peek at NASA's Deep Space Network visualization page to watch signals flowing to and from our robotic ambassadors around the solar system. At the time I looked, the DSN was having lively chats with probes at Mars and Saturn, while receiving signals from Voyager 1 that left the spacecraft 19 hours ago.

One thing led to another, and I started looking up all of the pretty pictures that came back to Earth during the past few days. Here are a few snapshots from November 4 through 8.

The Sun

The Sun from SDO, Nov. 8, 2016

NASA / SDO / AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams

The Sun from SDO, Nov. 8, 2016

Earth

Earth Western Hemisphere from DSCOVR, Nov. 8, 2016

NASA EPIC Team

Earth Western Hemisphere from DSCOVR, Nov. 8, 2016
Earth Eastern Hemisphere from DSCOVR, Nov. 8, 2016

NASA EPIC Team

Earth Eastern Hemisphere from DSCOVR, Nov. 8, 2016

Ceres

Interplanetary space

Mars

Endeavour Crater, Mars, from Opportunity rover, Nov. 8, 2016

NASA / JPL-Caltech

Endeavour Crater, Mars, from Opportunity rover, Nov. 8, 2016
Gale Crater, Mars, from Curiosity rover, Nov. 8, 2016

NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS

Gale Crater, Mars, from Curiosity rover, Nov. 8, 2016
Mars from MARCI, aboard MRO, Nov. 5-6, 2016

NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS

Mars from MARCI, aboard MRO, Nov. 5-6, 2016
The small dots are the landing sites of Curiosity and Opportunity.

Saturn

Saturn from Cassini spacecraft, Nov. 6, 2016

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute

Saturn from Cassini spacecraft, Nov. 6, 2016

The outskirts

 
See other posts from November 2016

 

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Comments:

sepiae: 11/11/2016 09:48 CST

Mars, Ceres & Saturn suddenly look even more inviting...

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