The Chinese Chang’e 5 spacecraft has now rounded the lunar far side and is on the return leg of its journey to the moon, due to land back on Earth on Friday.
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The MESSENGER spacecraft, now orbiting Mercury, caught the images to make this movie of last Wednesday’s lunar eclipse. See Earth and moon from Mercury!
This unnamed crater is only 1.5 kilometers / 0.93 miles wide. It’s made more visible by the deep shadows cast on a Mercury afternoon.
Two early images from India’s MOM spacecraft. One shows an edge of Mars, with the planet’s tenuous atmosphere above. The other shows the whole planet. Beautiful!
The New Horizons spacecraft – due to encounter Pluto in July 2015 – has spotted Pluto’s small, faint, outermost known moon, called Hydra.
Rosetta spacecraft has been moving in tandem with its comet since August. On Monday, ESA announced the site of a November landing.
The Curiosity rover on the floor of the Gale Crater caught this image of Mars’ larger moon Phobos passing in front of the sun on August 8, 2014.
An otherworldly take take on an earthly trend, as Rosetta poses with its comet, 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
NASA says this is New Horizons’ last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015.
Five finalists named as potential landing sites this November for Philae lander in ESA’s fabulous Rosetta comet mission. Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, here we come.