kenobi-wan-obi:

Ganymede

A satellite of Jupiter and the largest moon in the Solar System. It is the seventh moon and third Galilean satellite outward from Jupiter. Completing an orbit in roughly seven days, Ganymede participates in a 1:2:4 orbital resonance with the moons Europa and Io, respectively.

kenobi-wan-obi:

Ganymede

A satellite of Jupiter and the largest moon in the Solar System. It is the seventh moon and third Galilean satellite outward from Jupiter. Completing an orbit in roughly seven days, Ganymede participates in a 1:2:4 orbital resonance with the moons Europa and Io, respectively.

discoverynews:

Get eclipsed by Saturn in this mind-blowing image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Now THIS is a Christmas gift for all mankind!

Porco announced the image release via Twitter, saying that it’s images like these that “remind you we are capable of the magnificent.”I couldn’t agree more.

discoverynews:

Get eclipsed by Saturn in this mind-blowing image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Now THIS is a Christmas gift for all mankind!

Porco announced the image release via Twitter, saying that it’s images like these that “remind you we are capable of the magnificent.”

I couldn’t agree more.

crownedrose:

astronomer-in-progress:

1 million Earths
Have you ever tried to visualize how many Earth’s would fit in the Sun? The Sun’s diameter is roughly 100 times larger than the Earth’s so, in volume, that means around 100x100x100 (1 million) Earth’s fit within the Sun. 1 million is a large number and can be tricky to imagine. The Universe Awareness Project in Germany have created this ball of Earth’s to show exactly that. Each small blue ball represents the Earth. The plastic sphere represents the Sun. 
Image credit: UNAWE DE/Stuart

This is such an awesome project, and sure puts things into perspective.

crownedrose:

astronomer-in-progress:

1 million Earths

Have you ever tried to visualize how many Earth’s would fit in the Sun? The Sun’s diameter is roughly 100 times larger than the Earth’s so, in volume, that means around 100x100x100 (1 million) Earth’s fit within the Sun. 1 million is a large number and can be tricky to imagine. The Universe Awareness Project in Germany have created this ball of Earth’s to show exactly that. Each small blue ball represents the Earth. The plastic sphere represents the Sun. 

Image credit: UNAWE DE/Stuart

This is such an awesome project, and sure puts things into perspective.

heyoscarwilde:

OMG SPACE is a project by designer Margot Trudell ”to communicate to people what we’ve managed to accomplish in space exploration in simple terms”.  

View all (ready to print) planet infographics at silent-t.com/projects/omgspace

via omgspace.net 

discoverynews:

Mars Has Close Encounter With Earth Tonight
If your weather is clear, you may see Mars shining bright in the eastern sky as a brilliant reddish-orange “star.”
The planet Mars will make its closest swing by Earth in more than two years tonight (March 5), just days after reaching a celestial milestone called “opposition” as it circles the sun.
Tonight, the orbit of Mars will bring the Red Planet within about 63 million miles (112 million kilometers) of Earth. At this time, Mars is closer to Earth than at any other point of its 26-month journey around the sun.
keep reading

discoverynews:

Mars Has Close Encounter With Earth Tonight

If your weather is clear, you may see Mars shining bright in the eastern sky as a brilliant reddish-orange “star.”

The planet Mars will make its closest swing by Earth in more than two years tonight (March 5), just days after reaching a celestial milestone called “opposition” as it circles the sun.

Tonight, the orbit of Mars will bring the Red Planet within about 63 million miles (112 million kilometers) of Earth. At this time, Mars is closer to Earth than at any other point of its 26-month journey around the sun.

keep reading

secret-pie:

My sister would actually love this!
WOW!!!

secret-pie:

My sister would actually love this!

WOW!!!

ikenbot:

Natural Saturn On The Cassini Cruise

I have always been interested in space, since I was a small child.  I still randomly doodle the solar system everywhere!

ikenbot:

Natural Saturn On The Cassini Cruise

I have always been interested in space, since I was a small child.  I still randomly doodle the solar system everywhere!