Cassini Polar hexagon & rings of Saturn, August 24th, 2014
W00089247.jpg was taken on August 23, 2014 and received on Earth August 24, 2014. The camera was pointing toward SATURN at approximately 1,126,363 miles (1,812,706 kilometers) away, and the image was taken using the MT2 and IRP0 filters.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
A list of Cassini camera filters
at UMSF explains that “IRP0” is the “Infrared 0º polarizer” filter, while “MT2” is “Methane band 2”
Stardust: Microscopic track of an interstellar dust particle.
The largest interstellar dust track found in the Stardust aerogel collectors was this 35 micron-long hole produced by a 3 picogram speck of dust that was probably traveling so fast that it vaporized upon impact. The other two likely interstellar dust grains were traveling more slowly and remained in
Image Credit: UC Berkeley/Andrew Westphal.
Opportunity: Sol 3749 Navcam image, on the way to a high point along “Cape Tribulation”, on the rim of Endeavour crater.
Curiosity: ChemCam image shortly after zapping some sand, August 9th 2014
This image was taken by ChemCam: Remote Micro-Imager (CHEMCAM_RMI) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 714 (2014-08-09 17:10:26 UTC).
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL