By Neha Yadav
Published Apr 19, 2024

Hindustan Times
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10 striking images taken from spacecrafts shared by NASA

The US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) frequently shares stunning images captured from spacecrafts. Here are some of them.

This spectacular image of the partially lit moon was captured from the International Space Station (ISS). The image also shows the Earth appearing blue with faint white clouds in the atmosphere.

Captured by the Viking Orbiter 1 spacecraft, this amazing image is of Mars featuring Valles Marineris, a massive canyon system. The Valles Marineris canyon system is five times deeper than one of Earth's largest gorges, the Grand Canyon.

This close-up image of Mercury was taken by Mariner 10 in 1974. It shows the planet's craterous surface. Most of these craters on Mercury's surface are named after artists, including Dr Seuss.

This spectacular image of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. It shows Enceladus' half-lit surface starkly contrasting with the blackness of space.

Take a look at this splendid high-resolution image of Pluto's moon Charon, captured by the New Horizons spacecraft. It shows craters and a diagonal ridge on the surface of the moon.

This captivating image is of Venus, the hottest planet in our solar system. This image was captured by the Mariner 10 spacecraft. The image shows wispy white and red swirls of clouds.

Captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft, this image of Europa, one of the three largest moons of Jupiter, shows its cracked surface with brown-gray streaks and swirling patterns.

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this mesmerising image of Jupiter's moon Io. The image shows Io illuminated by sunlight and its surface pockmarked by circular volcanic calderas.

This surreal image of the Earth's atmospheric glow and starry sky was captured from the International Space Station (ISS) as it soared 258 miles above the Pacific Ocean northeast of Papua New Guinea.

This beautiful image of Saturn was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft from a distance of 690,000 miles. It shows the planet in shades of yellow, tan and blue.

NASA's Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft captured this engaging view of Mercury. It shows Mercury appearing bright in tan, light blue and dark blue colours.