The surface area of Saturn's moon Mimas is slightly less than the land area of Spain and is composed of water ice with only a small amount of rock. Yet Saturn's resonances with Mimas, and Mimas' resonances with other orbiting satellites are instrumental in the formation of Saturn's rings.
Surface Of Venus- Oh that strange toxic yellow sky! The surface conditions on Venus are extreme, therefore the probes only survived on the surface for a duration of 23 minutes (initial probes); and up to about two hours (final probes).
The Tower at #Gibraltar #Airport - There are challenges for #pilots flying in and out of the airport – not least that the sea is at each end of the runway. There is no instrument landing system (#ILS) at Gibraltar Airport either,which is relatively unusual for pilots approaching #airports these days. It means the pilot cannot rely on automation here and they have to land the #aircraft themselves.
Incredible New Photos Taken From the Surface of a Comet | The image shows the comet as seen by Philae's ROLIS instrument on the during descent from about 3 Kilometers away. Resolution is about 3 meters per pixel. ESA/Rosetta/Philae/ROLIS/DLR | WIRED.com
Rosetta Comet Landing Explained In One Simple Infographic - Diagrams show how lander touches down on a comet nucleus. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/11/12/rosetta-comet-infographic_n_6143612.html