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When the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flew by Saturn in 1980 and 1981, they were able to pay only fleeting attention to Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system (larger even than the planet Mercury) and the only solar system moon with an appreciable atmosphere. These images are from subsequent Titan flybys in 2005 and 2006. - Image credit: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona

Sloar System Sensory Box - 4 bags of black beans, 2 bags of glow in the dark stars from the dollar store, a couple bags of sparkly pompoms for “meteors”, a tube of plastic planets from ToysR’Us, and a yellow bouncy ball for the sun. Then added a tube of astronauts and satellites, rockets, moon buggies, and space shuttles.

from Mail Online

Spinning Mercury: Nasa reveal stunning animation showing giant craters on the planet's surface

Mercury: The images were created using a mosaic of pictures from Nasa's messenger spacecraft, which were then combined to create a video 'flyby' of the planet. 2013

Our Sun fades in comparison to the heaviest star in the known Universe. Bite-sized, mind blowing space facts about the Universe and the cosmos. Whether you're new to astronomy / astrophysics or not, check us out @ https://www.instagram.com/thespacekiosk/ Image: NASA

from the Guardian

Voyager: a space odyssey – in pictures

Cycle of the moon during its approx 28 day revolution around earth. Great science / astronomy pin, The full moon = red, called BLOOD MOON on 8 Oct 2014... a previous one was the week before Easter (2014) and two more are coming in 2015. NASA (APOD) says that 4 blood moons in 365 day cycle is very unusual. RESEARCH DdO:) - DdO:) MOST POPULAR RE-PINS - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/universe-lights/ - Very nice UNIVERSE LIGHTS. Pin via Liu Prato.