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A scheme of the Solar system with the orbits of the planets and comets belonging thereto /

A scheme of the Solar system with the orbits of the planets and comets...

Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy annotated in ink on verso: Whiston's Solar System.

Miranda as seen by Voyager 2. NASA public domain image colelction.

Miranda as seen by Voyager 2. NASA public domain image colelction.

(January 25, 1986) Flying by in early 1986, Voyager 2 captured this picture of Miranda, which enabled scientists to study this moon of Uranus in much greater detail than ever before. Discovered in 1948 by Gerar... More

Earth Moon - NASA/JPL Galileo Program Images

Earth Moon - NASA/JPL Galileo Program Images

NASA Galileo spacecraft took this image of Earth moon on December 7, 1992 on its way to explore the Jupiter system in 1995-97. The distinct bright ray crater at the bottom of the image is the Tycho impact basin... More

Hawaii - Oahu, Hawaii. NASA public domain image colelction.

Hawaii - Oahu, Hawaii. NASA public domain image colelction.

This 60 by 55 km ASTER scene shows almost the entire island of Oahu, Hawaii on June 3, 2000. The data were processed to produce a simulated natural color presentation. Oahu is the commercial center of Hawaii an... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  – At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Star-27 kick motor and nozzle for NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft have been inserted into the adapter cone.  The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space.  IBEX is the first mission designed to detect the edge of the Solar System. As the solar wind from the sun flows out beyond Pluto, it collides with the material between the stars, forming a shock front. IBEX contains two neutral atom imagers designed to detect particles from the termination shock at the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. IBEX also will study galactic cosmic rays, energetic particles from beyond the Solar System that pose a health and safety hazard for humans exploring beyond Earth orbit. IBEX will make these observations from a highly elliptical orbit that takes it beyond the interference of the Earth's magnetosphere.  IBEX is targeted for launch from the Pegasus XL rocket on Oct. 5.  Photo credit: NASA/R. Bledsoe KSC-08pd2421

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – At Vandenberg Air Force Base in C...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Star-27 kick motor and nozzle for NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft have been inserted into the adap... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft leaves the Astrotech building to head for Hangar 1555 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  In the hangar, IBEX will be mated with the Pegasus XL rocket for launch. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. IBEX is targeted for launch from the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, on Oct.  19 aboard the Pegasus rocket dropped from under the wing of an L-1011 aircraft flying over the Pacific Ocean. The Pegasus will carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit.   Photo credit: NASA/Dan Liberotti, VAFB KSC-08pd3063

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Interstellar Boundary Explorer...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft leaves the Astrotech building to head for Hangar 1555 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. In the hangar, IBEX... More

Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. –  At Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers prepare to move NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft and upper stage booster (right) to mate it with the Pegasus XL aircraft (left).  The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space.  IBEX is the first mission designed to detect the edge of the Solar System. IBEX is targeted for launch from the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, on Oct. 19. Photo credit: NASA/D. Kolkow, VAFB KSC-08pd3019

Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. – At Vandenberg Air Force Base, wor...

Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. – At Vandenberg Air Force Base, workers prepare to move NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft and upper stage booster (right) to mate it with the Pegasus ... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –  In Hangar 1555 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, work is under way preparing NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft and attached Pegasus XL rocket on its transporter for a trip to the runway.  There, the rocket-spacecraft will be attached to the L-1011 aircraft. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. IBEX is targeted for launch from the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, on Oct.  19 aboard the Pegasus rocket dropped from under the wing of an L-1011 aircraft flying over the Pacific Ocean. The Pegasus will carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit.   Photo credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin, VAFB KSC-08pd3067

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – In Hangar 1555 on Vandenberg Air ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – In Hangar 1555 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, work is under way preparing NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft and attached Pegasus XL roc... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft and mated Pegasus XL rocket are being attached to Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft for launch. IBEX is targeted for launch from the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, on Oct.  19.  IBEX will be launched aboard the Pegasus rocket dropped from under the wing of the L-1011 aircraft flying over the Pacific Ocean. The Pegasus will carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. Photo credit: NASA/Mark Mackley, VAFB KSC-08pd3109

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explor...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft and mated Pegasus XL rocket are being attached to Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft for launch. IBEX is targeted for... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –   On the ramp of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the contingency crew and launch team members for NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft embark on the Pathfinder aircraft that will accompany Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft.  The L-1011 will carry IBEX and Pegasus XL rocket on its flight to the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.  Departing from Kwajalein, the Pegasus rocket will be dropped from under the wing of the L-1011 over the Pacific Ocean to carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit.  Then, the spacecraft’s own engine will boost it to its final high-altitude orbit (about 200,000 miles high) — most of the way to the Moon. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space.  IBEX science will be led by the Southwest Research Institute of San Antonio, Texas.  IBEX is targeted for launch over the Pacific Oct. 19.   Photo credit: NASA/CIV USAF/Daniel Liberotti KSC-08pd3144

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – On the ramp of Vandenberg Air Fo...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – On the ramp of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the contingency crew and launch team members for NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft embark o... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –    Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft takes off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.  Under its wing is NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft and Pegasus XL rocket. Departing from Kwajalein, the Pegasus rocket will be dropped from under the wing of the L-1011 over the Pacific Ocean to carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit.  Then, the spacecraft’s own engine will boost it to its final high-altitude orbit (about 200,000 miles high) — most of the way to the Moon. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space.  IBEX science will be led by the Southwest Research Institute of San Antonio, Texas.  IBEX is targeted for launch over the Pacific Oct. 19.   Photo credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin, VAFB KSC-08pd3145

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircra...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft takes off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Und... More

Io 2x2 Mosaic. NASA public domain image colelction.

Io 2x2 Mosaic. NASA public domain image colelction.

Perhaps the most spectacular of all the Voyager photos of Io is this mosaic obtained by Voyager 1 on March 5 at a range of 400,000 kilometers. A great variety of color and albedo is seen on the surface, now tho... More

Nili Fossae in Natural Color and Across the Spectrum

Nili Fossae in Natural Color and Across the Spectrum

The Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) took this image of the Nili Fossae region at 0643 UTC (2:43 a.m. EDT) on June 21, 2007, near 21.15 degrees north latitude, 74.24 degrees east lon... More

Aerosols over India. NASA public domain image colelction.

Aerosols over India. NASA public domain image colelction.

Large abundances of aerosols, or airborne particulates, over the low-lying plains of northeastern India appear in dramatic contrast with the relatively pristine air of the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau. This co... More

Venus - Stein Triplet Crater. NASA public domain image colelction.

Venus - Stein Triplet Crater. NASA public domain image colelction.

The Magellan synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaged this unique 'triplet crater,' or 'crater field' during orbits 418-421 on 21 September 1990. These craters are 14 kilometers, 11 kilometers, and 9 kilometers in... More

An Irish Tale: One City, Two Asteroids

An Irish Tale: One City, Two Asteroids

This MISR nadir-camera image of Ireland was acquired on May 5, 2000 during Terra orbit 2026. The location of the town of Armagh in Northern Ireland is marked. Armagh is the site of the 200-year-old Armagh Obser... More

A Solar System Family Portrait, from the Inside Out.

A Solar System Family Portrait, from the Inside Out.

A Solar System Family Portrait, from the Inside Out. NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

A green and purple aurora bore over a snowy mountain. Adventure aurora auroras.

A green and purple aurora bore over a snowy mountain. Adventure aurora...

Aurora borealis over the arctic circle, svalbard, norway / Aurora borealis over the snow covered mountains public domain stock photo. Aurora borealis over the arctic circle, svalbard, norway / Aurora borealis ... More

A group of planets in the sky with a mountain in the background. Universe all cosmos, science technology.

A group of planets in the sky with a mountain in the background. Unive...

Free images of Universe. Download Universe art and posters. Use free Universe pictures without any copyright restrictions.

The sun shines brightly over a planet. Space star planet.

The sun shines brightly over a planet. Space star planet.

The sun rises over the planet / The sun shines brightly over a planet / Public domain stock illustration.

A view of the earth from space. Earth planet solar system.

A view of the earth from space. Earth planet solar system.

Planet Earth: Free images of Earth from space, available for commercial use and free download. Copyright-free, no attribution required.

A bright red sun with a star in the background. Sun heat planet.

A bright red sun with a star in the background. Sun heat planet.

Free images of Universe. Download Universe art and posters. Use free Universe pictures without any copyright restrictions.

A group of planets in the sky with the sun in the background. Solar system planet space.

A group of planets in the sky with the sun in the background. Solar sy...

The Sun. Free images of The Sun. Artworks and photographs, available for commercial use and free download. Copyright-free, no attribution required.

Public domain stock image. Jupiter planet galilean monde.
An artist's rendering of a satellite in front of a planet. Space probe juno planet.

An artist's rendering of a satellite in front of a planet. Space probe...

Artist's concept of the jupiter planet / An artist's rendering of a satellite in front of a planet / Public domain stock illustration.

The planet saturn with its moon in the background. Saturn planet surface.

The planet saturn with its moon in the background. Saturn planet surfa...

This image taken by spacecraft shows a storm passing through bodies with heliocentric orbit / The planet saturn's rings are seen in this image taken by nasa's cassini spacecraft / Public domain space exploration photo.

A large field with a lot of green grass. Solar system solar power generation.

A large field with a lot of green grass. Solar system solar power gene...

A solar farm with houses in the background / A solar panel in a field with houses in the background / Public domain stock photo of a nature.

The planet saturn with its rings spinning around it. Saturn rings planet, science technology.

The planet saturn with its rings spinning around it. Saturn rings plan...

Free images of Universe. Download Universe art and posters. Use free Universe pictures without any copyright restrictions.

A view of a mountain range with a lake in the foreground. Space planet solar system.

A view of a mountain range with a lake in the foreground. Space planet...

Free images of Universe. Download Universe art and posters. Use free Universe pictures without any copyright restrictions.

Solar power solar system solar energy building. A house with solar panels on the roof

Solar power solar system solar energy building. A house with solar pan...

Architecture stock photograph: A house with solar panels on the roof / A house with solar panels on the roof.

An image of a planet with a moon in the background. Anaglyph red green red green glasses.

An image of a planet with a moon in the background. Anaglyph red green...

Free images of Universe. Download Universe art and posters. Use free Universe pictures without any copyright restrictions.

Public domain stock image. Jupiter planet solar.
Nicolai Copernici Torinensis De revolutionibus orbium coelestium libri VI ..

Nicolai Copernici Torinensis De revolutionibus orbium coelestium libri...

De revolutionibus orbium coelestium libri VI Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The Earth, Inferior Planets, and the Asteroids Vesta, Juno, Ceres, and Pallas

The Earth, Inferior Planets, and the Asteroids Vesta, Juno, Ceres, and...

Collection of natural science, astronomy and ancient technology images from various sources selected by BibliOdyssey.

Jupiter, image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, June 2019

Jupiter, image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, June 2019

Visible light image of Jupiter taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on June 27, 2019.

Solar System Montage of Voyager Images - GPN-2003-000006

Solar System Montage of Voyager Images - GPN-2003-000006

This montage of images taken by the Voyager spacecraft of theplanets and four of Jupiter's moons is set against a false-colorRosette Nebula with Earth's moon in the foreground. Studying andmapping Jupiter, Sat... More

Cellarius Harmonia Macrocosmica - Planisphaerium Braheum

Cellarius Harmonia Macrocosmica - Planisphaerium Braheum

Andreas Cellarius: Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et novus, totius universi creati cosmographiam generalem, et novam exhibens. Plate 6. PLANISPHÆRIVM BRAHEVM, Sive Structura MVNDI TOTIVS, EX HYPOT... More

Harmonia macrocosmica, seu, Atlas universalis et novus, totius universi creati cosmographiam generalem, et novam exhibens : in quâ omnium totius mundi orbium harmonica constructio, secundum diversas diversorum authorum opioniones, ut et uranometria seu totus orbis coelestis, ac planetarum theoriae, et terrestris globus, tàm planis et scenographicis iconibus, quàm descriptionibus novis ab oculos ponuntur : opus novum, antehac nunquam visum, cujuscunque conditionis hominibus utilissimum, jucundissimum, maximè necessarium, & adornatum /

Harmonia macrocosmica, seu, Atlas universalis et novus, totius univers...

Public domain scan of a page from geographical atlas, geography, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Harmonia macrocosmica, seu, Atlas universalis et novus, totius universi creati cosmographiam generalem, et novam exhibens : in quâ omnium totius mundi orbium harmonica constructio, secundum diversas diversorum authorum opioniones, ut et uranometria seu totus orbis coelestis, ac planetarum theoriae, et terrestris globus, tàm planis et scenographicis iconibus, quàm descriptionibus novis ab oculos ponuntur : opus novum, antehac nunquam visum, cujuscunque conditionis hominibus utilissimum, jucundissimum, maximè necessarium, & adornatum /

Harmonia macrocosmica, seu, Atlas universalis et novus, totius univers...

Public domain scan of a page from geographical atlas, geography, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Harmonia macrocosmica, seu, Atlas universalis et novus, totius universi creati cosmographiam generalem, et novam exhibens : in quâ omnium totius mundi orbium harmonica constructio, secundum diversas diversorum authorum opioniones, ut et uranometria seu totus orbis coelestis, ac planetarum theoriae, et terrestris globus, tàm planis et scenographicis iconibus, quàm descriptionibus novis ab oculos ponuntur : opus novum, antehac nunquam visum, cujuscunque conditionis hominibus utilissimum, jucundissimum, maximè necessarium, & adornatum /

Harmonia macrocosmica, seu, Atlas universalis et novus, totius univers...

Public domain scan of a page from geographical atlas, geography, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

De revolvtionibus orbium coelestium, libri VI
De revolvtionibus orbium coelestium, libri VI
A plan or map of the Solar System projected for schools & academies /

A plan or map of the Solar System projected for schools & academies /

"Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1846, by Hall Colby, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of New York." Available also through the Library ... More

Prometheus silicates/sulfur dioxide/NIMS

Prometheus silicates/sulfur dioxide/NIMS

The Prometheus region of Jupiter's moon Io was imaged by the camera onboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft in July 1999 (A), and by the spacecraft's near-infrared mapping spectrometer during its October 10, 1999 fly... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  – At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Star-27 kick motor and nozzle for NASA's  Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft is being hoisted before insertion into the adapter cone.  The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space.  IBEX is the first mission designed to detect the edge of the Solar System. As the solar wind from the sun flows out beyond Pluto, it collides with the material between the stars, forming a shock front. IBEX contains two neutral atom imagers designed to detect particles from the termination shock at the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. IBEX also will study galactic cosmic rays, energetic particles from beyond the Solar System that pose a health and safety hazard for humans exploring beyond Earth orbit. IBEX will make these observations from a highly elliptical orbit that takes it beyond the interference of the Earth's magnetosphere.  IBEX is targeted for launch from the Pegasus XL rocket on Oct. 5.  Photo credit: NASA/R. Bledsoe KSC-08pd2419

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – At Vandenberg Air Force Base in C...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Star-27 kick motor and nozzle for NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft is being hoisted before inserti... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –   Inside a protected clean room tent on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the second half of the fairing is ready for installation around NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft. The fairing is a molded structure that fits flush with the outside surface of the rocket and forms an aerodynamically smooth nose cone, protecting the spacecraft during launch and ascent. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. IBEX is targeted for launch from the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, on Oct.  19.  IBEX will be launched aboard a Pegasus rocket dropped from under the wing of an L-1011 aircraft flying over the Pacific Ocean. The Pegasus will carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit.  Photo credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin, VAFB KSC-08pd3025

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Inside a protected clean room te...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Inside a protected clean room tent on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the second half of the fairing is ready for installation around NASA’s Interstellar Boundary ... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  –  In Hangar 1555 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a worker paints the name “Mercator” on the nose of the Pegasus XL rocket.  The rocket is the launch vehicle for NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. The name Mercator was chosen in honor of Gerardus Mercator, the Flemish cartographer (or map maker).  In addition to the many maps that he made, he also invented a technique to create terrestrial and celestial globes out of paper mache, allowing for greater production than the carved wooden or brass globes that were previously used. IBEX is targeted for launch from the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, on Oct.  19.  IBEX will be launched aboard the Pegasus rocket dropped from under the wing of an L-1011 aircraft flying over the Pacific Ocean. The Pegasus will carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit. Photo credit: NASA/R. Bledsoe, VAFB KSC-08pd3100

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – In Hangar 1555 on Vandenberg Air...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – In Hangar 1555 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a worker paints the name “Mercator” on the nose of the Pegasus XL rocket. The rocket is the launch vehicle for N... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  –   In Hangar 1555 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a worker begins painting the name “Mercator” on the nose of the Pegasus XL rocket.  The rocket is the launch vehicle for NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft.  The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. The name Mercator was chosen in honor of Gerardus Mercator, the Flemish cartographer (or map maker).  In addition to the many maps that he made, he also invented a technique to create terrestrial and celestial globes out of paper mache, allowing for greater production than the carved wooden or brass globes that were previously used. IBEX is targeted for launch from the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, on Oct.  19.  IBEX will be launched aboard the Pegasus rocket dropped from under the wing of an L-1011 aircraft flying over the Pacific Ocean. The Pegasus will carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit. Photo credit: NASA/R. Bledsoe, VAFB KSC-08pd3099

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – In Hangar 1555 on Vandenberg Ai...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – In Hangar 1555 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a worker begins painting the name “Mercator” on the nose of the Pegasus XL rocket. The rocket is the launch veh... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  – The name “Mercator” is boldly displayed on the nose of the Pegasus XL rocket. The rocket is the launch vehicle for NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. The name Mercator was chosen in honor of Gerardus Mercator, the Flemish cartographer (or map maker).  In addition to the many maps that he made, he also invented a technique to create terrestrial and celestial globes out of paper mache, allowing for greater production than the carved wooden or brass globes that were previously used. IBEX is targeted for launch from the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, on Oct.  19.  IBEX will be launched aboard the Pegasus rocket dropped from under the wing of an L-1011 aircraft flying over the Pacific Ocean. The Pegasus will carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit. Photo credit: NASA/R. Bledsoe, VAFB KSC-08pd3102

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The name “Mercator” is boldly dis...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The name “Mercator” is boldly displayed on the nose of the Pegasus XL rocket. The rocket is the launch vehicle for NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –  On the ramp of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft is ready for departure with NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft and Pegasus XL rocket. The Pegasus is attached under the wing of the aircraft for launch. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. IBEX is targeted for launch Oct. 19. The Pegasus rocket will be dropped from under the wing of the L-1011 over the Pacific Ocean to carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit.  Photo credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin, VAFB KSC-08pd3077

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – On the ramp of Vandenberg Air For...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – On the ramp of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft is ready for departure with NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecr... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –  Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft takes off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.  Under its wing is NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft and Pegasus XL rocket.  Departing from Kwajalein, the Pegasus rocket will be dropped from under the wing of the L-1011 over the Pacific Ocean to carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit.  Then, the spacecraft’s own engine will boost it to its final high-altitude orbit (about 200,000 miles high) — most of the way to the Moon. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space.  IBEX science will be led by the Southwest Research Institute of San Antonio, Texas.  IBEX is targeted for launch over the Pacific Oct. 19.   Photo credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin, VAFB KSC-08pd3151

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft takes off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Under... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – On the ramp of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft awaits departure for the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, with NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft and Pegasus XL rocket. The Pegasus is attached under the wing of the aircraft for launch.   Departing from Kwajalein, the Pegasus rocket will be dropped from under the wing of the L-1011 over the Pacific Ocean to carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit.  Then, the spacecraft’s own engine will boost it to its final high-altitude orbit (about 200,000 miles high) — most of the way to the Moon. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space.  IBEX science will be led by the Southwest Research Institute of San Antonio, Texas.  IBEX is targeted for launch over the Pacific Oct. 19.   Photo credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin, VAFB KSC-08pd3136

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – On the ramp of Vandenberg Air Forc...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – On the ramp of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft awaits departure for the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Paci... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –  On the runway of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a Pathfinder aircraft taxis down the runway for takeoff.  The Pathfinder will accompany Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft carrying NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft and Pegasus XL rocket on its flight to the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.  The Pathfinder will carry the contingency crew and launch team members.  Departing from Kwajalein, the Pegasus rocket will be dropped from under the wing of the L-1011 over the Pacific Ocean to carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit.  Then, the spacecraft’s own engine will boost it to its final high-altitude orbit (about 200,000 miles high) — most of the way to the Moon. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space.  IBEX science will be led by the Southwest Research Institute of San Antonio, Texas.  IBEX is targeted for launch over the Pacific Oct. 19.   Photo credit: NASA/CIV USAF/Daniel Liberotti KSC-08pd3147

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – On the runway of Vandenberg Air F...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – On the runway of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a Pathfinder aircraft taxis down the runway for takeoff. The Pathfinder will accompany Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 ai... More

New perspective of undeployed rover

New perspective of undeployed rover

This image features a different perspective of one of the first pictures taken by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) lander shortly after its touchdown at 10:07 AM Pacific Daylight Time on July 4. The image h... More

Venus - 3D Perspective of Golubkina Crater

Venus - 3D Perspective of Golubkina Crater

This three dimensional representation of brightness variations in a Magellan radar image of Golubkina crater enhances the structural features of the crater. Golubkina is 34 kilometers (20.4 miles) in diameter, ... More

New Gully Deposit in a Crater in Terra Sirenum

New Gully Deposit in a Crater in Terra Sirenum

Has liquid water flowed on Mars in this decade? In June 2000, we reported the discovery, using the Mars Global Surveyor's Mars Orbiter Camera, of very youthful-looking gullies found on slopes at middle and hi... More

MISR Sights the Bering Strait. NASA public domain image colelction.

MISR Sights the Bering Strait. NASA public domain image colelction.

With the Seward Peninsula of Alaska to the east, and Chukotskiy Poluostrov of Siberia to the west, the Bering Strait separates the United States and the Russian Federation by only 90 kilometers. It is named for... More

Rhea: Full Moon. NASA public domain image colelction.

Rhea: Full Moon. NASA public domain image colelction.

This giant mosaic reveals Saturn's icy moon Rhea in her full, crater-scarred glory. This view consists of 21 clear-filter images and is centered at 0.4 degrees south latitude, 171 degrees west longitude. Th... More

A Color View of the Solar System Innermost Planet

A Color View of the Solar System Innermost Planet

A Color View of the Solar System Innermost Planet NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Our Solar System, from the Outside

Our Solar System, from the Outside

This graphic, based on data from NASA Voyager spacecraft, shows a model of what our solar system looks like to an observer outside in interstellar space, watching our solar system fly towards the observer. NASA/JPL/BU

Voyager in Space Artist Concept

Voyager in Space Artist Concept

This artist concept shows NASA Voyager spacecraft against a backdrop of stars. NASA/JPL-Caltech

Public Domain Stock Photo Saturn and the moon in the background. Saturn planet earth.

Public Domain Stock Photo Saturn and the moon in the background. Satur...

Planet Earth: Free images of Earth from space, available for commercial use and free download. Copyright-free, no attribution required. Saturn and the moon in the background

An image of a planet in the dark. Mars planet solar system, science technology.

An image of a planet in the dark. Mars planet solar system, science te...

A planet in the solar system / An image of a planet in the dark / Public domain stock illustration.

A close up of a planet with a black background. Jupiter moon europa icy.

A close up of a planet with a black background. Jupiter moon europa ic...

This artist's concept shows a close - up of the planet's surface / The moon is seen as it is seen by spacecraft / Public domain space exploration photo.

Public Domain Stock Photo . Sun solar system solar, science technology.

Public Domain Stock Photo . Sun solar system solar, science technology...

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A view of the earth from space with the sun in the background. Earth space sun.

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A large circular hole in the middle of a desert. Mars planet olympus mons.

A large circular hole in the middle of a desert. Mars planet olympus m...

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An image of a full moon with stars in the background. Moon space star, backgrounds textures.

An image of a full moon with stars in the background. Moon space star,...

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A space shuttle is flying over the earth. Space planet sky.

A space shuttle is flying over the earth. Space planet sky.

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A view of the earth from space with the sun in the background. Planet space earth.

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A red planet with a star in the background. Mars sun solar system, science technology.

A red planet with a star in the background. Mars sun solar system, sci...

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Public domain stock image. Landscape clouds saturn.

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A view of the earth and the moon from space. Globe land space.

A view of the earth and the moon from space. Globe land space.

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A close up of the surface of a planet. Jupiter planet big red stains.

A close up of the surface of a planet. Jupiter planet big red stains.

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Solar System. Moon. Astronomy. Iconographic Encyclopedia Of Science Literature And Art 1851

Solar System. Moon. Astronomy. Iconographic Encyclopedia Of Science Li...

A treasure trove of almost 12,000 detailed engravings, The Complete Encyclopedia of Illustration is a marvel of a collection culled from the worlds of science, history, geography, mythology, art, architecture, ... More

Lunar Clementine UVVIS 750nm Global Mosaic 1.2km LQ19crop

Lunar Clementine UVVIS 750nm Global Mosaic 1.2km LQ19crop

Created by Trurle by cropping public-domain file from USGS

Cellarius Harmonia Macrocosmica - Planisphaerium Copernicanum

Cellarius Harmonia Macrocosmica - Planisphaerium Copernicanum

Andreas Cellarius: Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et novus, totius universi creati cosmographiam generalem, et novam exhibens. Plate 4. PLANISPHÆRIVM COPERNICANVM Sive Systema VNIVERSI TOTIVS CREA... More

Harmonia macrocosmica, seu, Atlas universalis et novus, totius universi creati cosmographiam generalem, et novam exhibens : in quâ omnium totius mundi orbium harmonica constructio, secundum diversas diversorum authorum opioniones, ut et uranometria seu totus orbis coelestis, ac planetarum theoriae, et terrestris globus, tàm planis et scenographicis iconibus, quàm descriptionibus novis ab oculos ponuntur : opus novum, antehac nunquam visum, cujuscunque conditionis hominibus utilissimum, jucundissimum, maximè necessarium, & adornatum /

Harmonia macrocosmica, seu, Atlas universalis et novus, totius univers...

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Some points on the origin of life: draft : notebook

Some points on the origin of life: draft : notebook

Handwritten draft of a paper on the origin of life in the universe. Written in a notebook it also includes a set of lose notes and graph paper. It includes consideration of the formation of the galaxy, the orig... More

De revolvtionibus orbium coelestium, libri VI
[Four diagrams of Solar eclipses]. - Public domain map

[Four diagrams of Solar eclipses]. - Public domain map

Title devised by cataloger. Appears in: Universal Geography, Johanne Bunone, London, 1711. In upper right margin: p. 30. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy stamp... More

Map of Pluto's Surface. NASA public domain image colelction.

Map of Pluto's Surface. NASA public domain image colelction.

This is the first image-based surface map of the solar system's most remote planet, Pluto. This map was assembled by computer image processing software from four separate images of Pluto's disk taken with the E... More

Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway - Jupiter Rock at Medicine Wheel

Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway - Jupiter Rock at Medicine Wheel

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: This rock, marked "Jupiter", is part of a model of the solar system at the Medicine Wheel in Valley City. Rocks for the other planets ar... More

Istanbul, Turkey. NASA public domain image colelction.

Istanbul, Turkey. NASA public domain image colelction.

This June 16, 2000 image of Istanbul, Turkey show a full 60 by 60 km ASTER scene in the visible and infrared channels. Vegetation appears red, and urban areas blue-green. Bustling Istanbul, with its magnificent... More

Saturn Rings, Solar System in Miniature, NASA image

Saturn Rings, Solar System in Miniature, NASA image

Solar System in Miniature NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Public domain photograph of a solar system, planet, space exploration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  –  At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, technicians release the overhead crane from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, mission spacecraft which rests on the mobile stand.  The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space.  IBEX is the first mission designed to detect the edge of the Solar System. As the solar wind from the sun flows out beyond Pluto, it collides with the material between the stars, forming a shock front. IBEX contains two neutral atom imagers designed to detect particles from the termination shock at the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. IBEX also will study galactic cosmic rays, energetic particles from beyond the Solar System that pose a health and safety hazard for humans exploring beyond Earth orbit. IBEX will make these observations from a highly elliptical orbit that takes it beyond the interference of the Earth's magnetosphere.  IBEX is targeted for launch from the Pegasus XL rocket on Oct. 5.  Photo credit: NASA KSC-08pd2413

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – At Vandenberg Air Force Base in ...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, technicians release the overhead crane from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, mission spacecraft which rests on th... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, at left is the NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft. At right are the Star-27 kick motor and nozzle for IBEX “on top” and the adapter cone, part of the IBEX flight system, underneath.  The IBEX is being prepared for a spin balance test. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space.  IBEX is the first mission designed to detect the edge of the Solar System. As the solar wind from the sun flows out beyond Pluto, it collides with the material between the stars, forming a shock front. IBEX contains two neutral atom imagers designed to detect particles from the termination shock at the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. IBEX also will study galactic cosmic rays, energetic particles from beyond the Solar System that pose a health and safety hazard for humans exploring beyond Earth orbit. IBEX will make these observations from a highly elliptical orbit that takes it beyond the interference of the Earth's magnetosphere.  IBEX is targeted for launch from a Pegasus XL rocket on Oct. 5.  Photo credit: NASA/VAFB KSC-08pd2504

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - At Vandenberg Air Force Base in Ca...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, at left is the NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft. At right are the Star-27 kick motor and nozzle for IBEX... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft is driven from the Astrotech building in an environmentally controlled container to Hangar 1555 on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  In the hangar, IBEX will be mated with the Pegasus XL rocket for launch. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. IBEX is targeted for launch from the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, on Oct.  19 aboard the Pegasus rocket dropped from under the wing of an L-1011 aircraft flying over the Pacific Ocean. The Pegasus will carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit.   Photo credit: NASA/Dan Liberotti, VAFB KSC-08pd3064

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Interstellar Boundary Explorer...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft is driven from the Astrotech building in an environmentally controlled container to Hangar 1555 on Vandenberg Air Forc... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- On the ramp on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft is being prepared to receive the Pegasus XL rocket and NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft. IBEX is targeted for launch from the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, on Oct.  19.  IBEX will be launched aboard the Pegasus rocket dropped from under the wing of the L-1011 aircraft flying over the Pacific Ocean. The Pegasus will carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. Photo credit: NASA/Mark Mackley, VAFB KSC-08pd3105

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- On the ramp on Vandenberg Air Force...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- On the ramp on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft is being prepared to receive the Pegasus XL rocket and NASA’s Interstellar Bounda... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --  NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft and mated Pegasus XL rocket are transported to the ramp on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  There, the rocket will be attached to Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft for launch.  IBEX is targeted for launch from the Kwajalein Atoll, a part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, on Oct.  19.  IBEX will be launched aboard the Pegasus rocket dropped from under the wing of the L-1011 aircraft flying over the Pacific Ocean. The Pegasus will carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. Photo credit: NASA/Mark Mackley, VAFB KSC-08pd3107

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explo...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft and mated Pegasus XL rocket are transported to the ramp on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. There, the roc... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –  On the ramp of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a Boeing 737 aircraft waits to accompany Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft when it takes off with NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft and Pegasus XL rocket. The L-1011 will head for the Reagan Test Site at Kwajalein Atoll in the South Pacific.  The 737 will fly ahead of the L-1011 as a pathfinder.  Launch vehicle engineers are aboard in the unlikely event their expertise is needed. The IBEX satellite will make the first map of the boundary between the Solar System and interstellar space. IBEX is targeted for launch Oct. 19. The Pegasus rocket will be dropped from under the wing of the L-1011 over the Pacific Ocean to carry the spacecraft approximately 130 miles above Earth and place it in orbit.  Photo credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin, VAFB KSC-08pd3078

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – On the ramp of Vandenberg Air For...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – On the ramp of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a Boeing 737 aircraft waits to accompany Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 aircraft when it takes off with NASA’s Interstellar... More

Impact Craters on Icy Callisto: Doh crater and Asgard

Impact Craters on Icy Callisto: Doh crater and Asgard

This composite of Jupiter's icy moon Callisto combines data from two orbits showing several types of impact craters. North is to the top of the picture; the sun illuminates the surface from the east. The global... More

Moon - False Color Mosaic. NASA public domain image colelction.

Moon - False Color Mosaic. NASA public domain image colelction.

This false-color mosaic was constructed from a series of 53 images taken through three spectral filters by Galileo's imaging system as the spacecraft flew over the northern regions of the Moon on December 7, 19... More

A Tough Grind. NASA public domain image colelction.

A Tough Grind. NASA public domain image colelction.

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took the four images that make up this mosaic with its microscopic imager on sol 82. The mosaic reveals the drilled surface of the target called "New York" on the rock dubbe... More

Coccoliths in the Celtic Sea. NASA public domain image colelction.

Coccoliths in the Celtic Sea. NASA public domain image colelction.

As the basis of the marine food chain, phytoplankton are important indicators of change in the oceans. These marine flora also extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere for use in photosynthesis, and play an i... More

Space Radar Image of Dnieper River, Ukraine

Space Radar Image of Dnieper River, Ukraine

Space Radar Image of Dnieper River, Ukraine NASA Identifier: PLAN-PIA01850

Venus - Phoebe Region. NASA public domain image colelction.

Venus - Phoebe Region. NASA public domain image colelction.

This Magellan radar image is of part of the Phoebe region of Venus. It is a mosaic of parts of revolutions 146 and 147 acquired in the first radar test on Aug. 16, 1990. The area in the image is located at 291 ... More

Mars Surface Layers in Infrared

Mars Surface Layers in Infrared

Infrared imaging from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows signs of layering exposed at the surface in a region of Mars called Terra Meridiani. The brightness levels show daytime surface temperatures, which ra... More

First Image Ever Obtained from Mercury Orbit

First Image Ever Obtained from Mercury Orbit

First Image Ever Obtained from Mercury Orbit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

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