The Voyager Golden Record was compiled by two people in love: the astronomer Carl Sagan, and Ann Druyan, the creative director of the project, who he would later marry. recorded the electrical impulses of her brain and nervous system, her heartb
This chart of solar system ex-ploration shows every robotic space probe currently exploring (or about to explore) a major solar system object… except for the Earth & Sun of course, because there are way to many of those to show on one chart
The unmanned Voyager 1 and 2 probes were launched in 1977 on a mission to visit all the outer planets of the solar system. After 35 years in space, the twin probes are approaching the edge of our solar system.
NASA's Messenger reveals close-ups of Mercury's sun-scorched surface
This stunning spherical image manages to cram in the entire universe, including our Solar System at the centre. The mind-boggling image also packs in the outer planets, Kuiper belt, Oort cloud, Alpha Cetauri star and the cosmic web along with the Milky Wa
Spectacular Saturn, observed by NASA’s Voyager 2 space probe on August 29, 1981. (The Planetary Society)