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Europa: September 7, 1996. Europa is the smallest of Jupiter’s moons. The bright crater on the bottom right is named Pwyll, after Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, a mythical Welsh king whose tale is told in the Mabinogion. One day, while … Continue reading
Plates from Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen der Natur (1904): See more here.
John Adams Whipple: The Moon (1851) Whipple, an inventor and photographer, worked with William Cranch Bond, director of the Harvard College Observatory, to photograph the moon using Harvard’s Great Refractor telescope, at that time the largest in the world.
View of Mimas, one of Saturn’s moons, taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on Feb. 13, 2010. Herschel Crater—80 miles wide—is on the right. (source)
Étienne Léopold Trouvelot: Total Eclipse of the Sun. Observed July 29, 1878, at Creston, Wyoming Territory. (source)