Uranus’ moon Miranda, as photographed by Voyager 2.
A dune on Mars, captured by NASA and posted on Lori Fenton’s great blog – her description of the image:
“A piece of Mars: A single dune sits on the surface of Mars, not too far from the north pole. It’s early spring, but this far north the dune is still covered in white CO2 frost (as well as a thin yellow layer of airfall dust). But the sun has done some work already: the dark spots are areas where enough frost is gone from the warm sun’s rays, revealing the lovely black sand beneath. Before long the frost will be gone and the dark dune will be fully released from its wintery blanket. (ESP_033729_2565, NASA/JPL/Univ. of Arizona)”
More interpolated photographs to 3d models, here a close-up of the wireframe model which bears a striking resemblance to a nebula.
A solar corona on June 8, 1918 from the Adolfo Stahl Lecture Series:
“From a photograph with the 40-foot camera of the Crocker Eclipse Expedition of the Lick Observatory to Goldendale, Washington. Exposure, 0m21s to 25s of totality. South is at the left, west at the top.”
Via a experiment in auto-curation for a residency at Internet Archive.
Moonscape throws; via DQTRS.com
Images of temperature changes across a small section of the surface of the sun; via: NASA
A planet… made out of diamond.
Via: Reuters (via NPR)