Jupiter-Venus Conjunction

Animation of Venus-Jupiter Conjunction

On Jun 30 – Jul 1 Venus and Jupiter will be in close conjunction, less than 1 degree apart. This animation about the conjunction has been created using the screenshot feature of TheSkyLive.com Planetarium (press ‘p’ key to create a screenshot).

Pluto from 20.6M km

Pluto from 20.6M km

Latest image of Pluto from New Horizons LORRI instrument, taken from a distance of 20.6M km. Original images have been enlarged and processed in order to increase contrast and sharpness. Features similar to craters appear, however there is still some uncertainty caused by possible processing artifacts. Original image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest…

Large impact crater on Ceres

A 150Km Wide Impact Crater on Ceres

Based on the resolution of this image (410 meters per pixel) this impact Crater on Ceres has a diameter of approximately 150Km! The original image captured by the Dawn Framing Camera has been enhanced to improve contrast and enhance details. Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Pluto from 22.9M km

Pluto and Charon from 22.9M km

Latest processed image of Pluto, received on Jun 25 and taken from a distance of 22.9M km by the New Horizons spacecraft. There might be some processing artifacts caused by enlarging and sharpening. Original images credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Pluto Jun 22 2015 - 26M km

Pluto from 26M km

Latest Pluto image from New Horizons, processed with only minimal sharpening applied. Enhanced background contrast to reveal few stars on the background. Distance is now 26 million kilometers. Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Pluto and Charon on Jun 22 2015

Pluto on Jun 22nd: -26.8M km

New processed image of Pluto and Charon, from the latest New Horizons releases on Jun 22, 2015. This image is the result of combining 4 different images, taken from a distance of 26.8M km. Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Ceres bright spot 22 Jun 2015

Ceres Bright Spot Close-up

Processed image of Ceres bright spot, from image received from Dawn on Jun 22nd. Processing was done in order to increase contrast which was pretty low in the original image. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Pluto and Charon - Jun 21st 2015

Latest Pluto and Charon Image: 27.7M km Away

Been playing with the latest raw images received from New Horizons and published today. Not really sure how many of the features visible in the resulting image below are real instead of being just processing artifacts. The profile of the shadow seems to suggest the presence of a something similar to large impact crater, but…

Pluto fron NewHorizons,35M km away

Pluto…still 35M km to go!

This image of Pluto and Charon has been obtained by processing 4 raw images taken by New Horizons’s LORRI camera on June 18. New Horizons was 35M km away from Pluto when it captured those images. LORRI images are published by NASA on the New Horizons website.