Planets and Moons
A board dedicated to pictures of the various planets and their moons that are found in the solar system. Loke for some of the pictures to be used in Haikus.
Scientists have used data from a ground-penetrating radar instrument on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to examine part of a region on Mars called Utopia Planitia and have found large deposits of water ice. According to a NASA statement: "Analyses of data from more than 600 overhead passes with the onboard radar instrument reveal a deposit more extensive in area than the state of New Mexico. The deposit ranges in thickness from about 80 meters to 170 meters."
Cassini Spacecraft Photos Show Saturn's 'Blue Moon' in All Its GloryCredit: NASA/JPL/SSIA false-color view of Saturn's moon Rhea captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on March 2, 2010. This image shows the side of the moon that always faces the planet. Ultraviolet, green and infrared images were combined into a single picture that isolates and maps regional color differences. This "color map" was then superimposed over a clear-filter image that preserves the relative brightness across the bo...
Fly Over Dwarf Planet Ceres; A new video animation of dwarf planet Ceres, based on images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, provides dramatic flyover views of this heavily cratered, mysterious world. The images come from Dawn's first mapping orbit at Ceres, at an altitude of 8,400 mile (13,600 kilometers), as well as navigational images taken from 3,200 miles (5,100 kilometers) away. Video at the link