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This image shows the first flash of sunlight reflected off a lake on Saturn's moon Titan. The glint off a mirror-like surface is known as a specular reflection. This kind of glint was detected by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer. It confirmed the presence of liquid in the moon's northern hemisphere, where lakes are more numerous and larger than those in the southern hemisphere. Scientists had confirmed the presence of liquid in Ontario Lacus, the largest lake in the southern hemisphere.




This mosaic from NASA’s Cassini mission shows the most complete view yet of Titan’s northern land of lakes and seas.


Dunes on Titan

 
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Thanks for taking the time to post all this stuff. :)
I dig it.
 
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New image of Saturn's north polar hexagon



And another new picture

 
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neat thread!
 
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A chaotic long-lived vortex at the southern pole of Venus. These are infrared images from VIRTIS instrument. The vortices are fed by the atmospheric superrotation and are trapped in polar regions.

Between 45 and 70 km above the surface there is a dense layer of sulphuric acid clouds that completely covers the planet and moves at speeds of 360 km/h in a phenomenon named superrotation, where the atmosphere rotates much faster than the surface of the planet. The origin of this effect is still unknown.
Waves in the atmosphere of Venus

 
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Saturn and its rings, as seen from above the planet by the Cassini spacecraft



This colorized mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission shows an infrared view of the Saturn system, backlit by the sun, from July 19, 2013. The image covers a swath of Saturn and its rings about 340,000 miles (540,000 km) across that includes the planet and its rings out to the diffuse E ring, Saturn's second most distant ring. The mosaic covers an area about 9,800 miles (16,000 km) from top to bottom. Credit: NASA

 
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The best visual and infrared wavelength images ever obtained of Titan’s northern land o’ lakes.

Titan is currently the only other world besides Earth known to have stable bodies of liquid on its surface, but unlike Earth, Titan’s lakes aren’t filled with water — instead they’re full of liquid methane and ethane, organic compounds which are gases on Earth but liquids in Titan’s incredibly chilly -180º C environment.



For an idea of scale, Kraken Mare (largest lake on Titan) is comparative in size to the Caspian Sea and Lake Superior combined. Kraken Mare is so large that sunlight was seen reflecting off its surface.
 
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ESA's Mars Express orbited the Red Planet nearly 12500 times by October 2013. Its high resolution stereo camera images, assembled in this "fly-around," show riverbeds, volcanos, canyons and craters.
This shit is the most fantastic video I've ever seen. This is fucking amazing. What an amazing fly-by. True images of Martian terrain *swoons*
 
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Five moons pose for the international Cassini spacecraft to create this beautiful portrait with Saturn’s rings. At the far right, and obscuring Saturn itself, is the planet’s second largest moon Rhea, which spans 1528 km. Rhea is closest to Cassini in this composition, at a distance of 1.1 million km. Its heavily cratered surface bears witness to a violent history, with many craters overlapping or erasing the traces of older impact events.
 
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loving all this mate

keep it up!!
 
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New High Resolution Images of Martian Terrain obtained by HiRISE spacecraft:



Echus Chasma



Kasei Valles. Download full version


Around Mars’ North Pole



Juventae Chasma



Asimov Crater
 
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Mercury. New pictures and Messenger spacecraft fly over video:



Tolkien crater. 49 km (30 mi.) in diameter



John Lennon crater




Terror Rupes
 
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Greyscale, Mercury is not of that color.