The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Six Spacecraft in August
Filed under pretty pictures, explaining image processing, pics of spacecraft in space, MESSENGER, Venus Express, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), Cassini
Six robotic spacecraft as they appeared on or close to August 5, 2012. The images are rendered, with the exception of Venus Express, in NASA's "Eyes on the Solar System" simulator. From top to bottom: MESSENGER at Mercury, Venus Express, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at Earth's moon, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the spacecraft carrying the Curiosity rover just before it landed on Mars, Cassini at Saturn.
NASA/JPL/ESA - D. DUCROS
This image is in the public domain.
Original image data dated on or about August 5, 2012
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