Monday, September 21, 2009

Fantastic photos of our solar system

There are some breathtaking shots in here, taken from space probes and the Hubble telescope. This excerpt is from an article at
We've been looking at other planets through telescopes for four centuries. But if you really want to get to know a place, there's no substitute for being there. And in the past decade, more than 20 spacecraft have ventured into the deepest reaches of our solar system. These probes, unlike the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories that merely orbit Earth, have actually traveled to other planets and approached the Sun, sending back pictures that humble or awe, even as they advance astronomers' understanding of our corner of the universe.
- Read the whole article
- Watch a slideshow of all the photos

1 comment:

Darryl said...

Wow! these are incredible.