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Space Image of the Day Gallery (March 2018)

Great Pyramids Seen From Space


Thursday, March 29, 2018: Egypt's famous Giza pyramid complex towers over the Western Desert in this view from the European Space Agency's Proba-1 minisatellite. The largest of the three pyramids (bottom left) is the Great Pyramid of Giza. To its right is the slightly smaller Pyramid of Khafre, and the smallest of the three is the Pyramid of Menkaure. — Hanneke Weitering

Squiggly Saturnian Clouds

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Kevin M. Gill/Flickr

Friday, March 30, 2018: Squiggly clouds swirl on Saturn's south polar vortex in this false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. A ring of high-altitude clouds circles around a dark region where convective storms are raging in Saturn's atmosphere. Citizen scientist Kevin Gill created this colorized image using raw data from Cassini. When Cassini captured the image on July 14, 2008, the spacecraft was approximately 243,000 miles (392,000 kilometers) from Saturn. — Hanneke Weitering

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