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View of Mercury from second flyby of Messenger The spectacular image shown here is one of the first to be returned from MESSENGER's second flyby of Mercury.
Venus as it nears the disk of the sun This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows Venus as it nears the disk of the sun on June 5, 2012. Venus's 2012 transit will be the last such event until 2117.
Atlantis and Orbital Boom Sensor robot arm This image is of Atlantis and its Orbital Boom Sensor System robot arm extension back dropped against Earth's horizon and a greenish phenomenon associated with Aurora Australis.
Jupiter from the Cassini spacecraft On January 15, 2001, 17 days after it passed its closest approach to Jupiter, NASA's Cassini spacecraft looked back to see the giant planet as a thinning crescent. A crescent Io, innermost of Jupiter's four large moons, appears to the left of Jupiter.
Dione - a moon of Saturn Speeding toward the pale, icy moon Dione, Cassini's view is enriched by the tranquil gold and blue hues of Saturn in the distance. The horizontal stripes near the bottom of the image are Saturn's rings.
Ring system of the planet Uranus NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures a rare view of the entire ring system of the planet Uranus, tilted edge-on to Earth.
Crater farm In a Magellan image dubbed the "Crater Farm" we see the curious layering of volcanic activity and impact craters.
Mount Sharp on Mars A chapter of the layered geological history of Mars is laid bare in this postcard from NASA's Curiosity rover. The image shows the base of Mount Sharp, the rover's eventual science destination.
View of Neptune from Voyager 2 This Voyager 2 high resolution color image, taken 2 hours before closest approach, provides obvious evidence of vertical relief in Neptune's bright cloud streaks.