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    First ever look at the far side of the Moon. The photo was taken by the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3 on Oct. 7, 1959. The right three-quarters of the disk is the far side. A = Mare Moscoviense, B = Tsiolkovsky Crater with central peak, C = Mare Smythii (on the near side-far side border) and D = Mare Crisium (near side). (Credit: Roscosmos) Mona Evans, "The Moon - Earth's Daughter" www.bellaonline.c...

    This is the Moon, the Whole Moon and Nothing But the Moon

    The above picture of Triton, Neptune’s moon was taken in 1989 by the only spacecraft ever to pass Triton: Voyager 2. Voyager 2 found fascinating terrain, a thin atmosphere, and even evidence for ice volcanoes on this world of peculiar orbit and spin. Ironically, Voyager 2 also confirmed the existence of complete thin rings around Neptune.

    Inside Earth's Moon

    Earth, Moon & Outer Space

    The planet Neptune as seen by the Voyager 2 spacecraft during its 1989 flyby. Credit: NASA/JPL.

    One of the first pictures ever taken of the moon by Dr. J. W. Draper of New York, 1840.

    What we Know about Moon: The moon plays a role in your life you’re not appreciating enough. Learn more about it in this infographic.

    Milky Way, The Moon, and Earth in One Photo

    map of the moon

    Infographic: Who's Visiting Who? Every spacecraft currently exploring (or about to explore) a major solar system object (other than the Earth and Sun).

    This spectacular photo of a polar storm on Saturn was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Nov. 27, 2012. It is a raw and unprocessed image as to reveal a swirling storm reminiscent of the recent Hurricane Sandy that recently plagued our own planet. CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

    Night side of Earth

    Collisions play an important role in galaxy evolution. These two galaxies—the Whirlpool and its companion—are relatively nearby at a distance of just 23 million light-years from Earth. IRAC sees the main galaxy as very red due to warm dust: a sign of active star formation that probably was triggered by the collision.

    Atmosphere of the Moon | This picture was taken with the Clementine spacecraft, when the sun was behind the moon. The white area on the edge of the moon is the Lunar Horizon Glow, and the bright dot at the top is the planet Venus.


    the 64 moons of jupiter

    Earth's Moon - this is the familiar near side of the moon, the side we always see from Earth, as the Moon does not rotate.

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft has delivered a glorious view of Saturn, taken while the spacecraft was in Saturn's shadow.

    Earth, (Moon) and Stars

    Saturn storm