This image captures swirling cloud belts and tumultuous vortices within Jupiter’s northern hemisphere.
The region seen here is somewhat chaotic and turbulent, given the various swirling cloud formations. In general, the darker cloud material is deeper in Jupiter’s atmosphere, while bright cloud material is high. The bright clouds are most likely ammonia or ammonia and water, mixed with a sprinkling of unknown chemical ingredients.
Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt /Seán Doran
From Mercury Mark II to Project Gemini : On Jan. 3, 1962, the newly announced Mercury Mark II project was renamed Project Gemini. This artist’s concept of a two-person Gemini spacecraft in flight shows a cutaway view. (via NASA)
The Moon in my hands
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Just played around with my new gadget and a Milky Way shot and blend them together. This is a composite!
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A self-portrait by NASA’s Curiosity rover taken on Sol 2082 (June 15, 2018). A Martian dust storm has reduced sunlight and visibility at the rover’s location in Gale Crater. A drill hole can be seen in the rock to the left of the rover at a target site called “Duluth.”
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From the Earth, Moon and Beyond : THE OSIRIS-REx mission will map and return samples from asteroid Bennu, a carbon-rich hunk of rock that might contain organic materials or molecular precursors to life. OSIRIS-Rex is expected to reach Bennu in August, 2018. (via NASA)