SOLAR SYSTEM | Picture Call submissions

  • PLANET EARTH (1972)

    Image ID
    FOT515891
    Caption
    PLANET EARTH (1972)
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    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    3000 x 3002 px
    Keywords
    Planet Earth view from space seen viewed 1972 famous image Apollo 17 mission to the moon outer NASA Africa African continent Antarctic Antarctica south pole southern polar region ice cap continents poles caps regions Red Sea Mediterranean Indian Ocean...
    Description
    Famous NASA photo of Earth taken in 1972 by the crew of Apollo 17 as they headed for the moon. The image was captured on December 7 after the command module aligned with the Earth and Sun, allowing the crew to photograph the Earth in full light. The...
  • PLANET EARTH (WESTERN HEMISPHERE)

    Image ID
    FOT515892
    Caption
    PLANET EARTH (WESTERN HEMISPHERE)
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    4096 x 4096 px
    Keywords
    Planet Earth western hemisphere South America NASA space blue marble satellite aerial map IELTS 3 solar system
    Description
    NASA image released in 2005 of the western hemisphere of Planet Earth as part of its "Blue Marble" series of pictures compiled from 12 months of satellite data
  • PLANET EARTH (EASTERN HEMISPHERE)

    Image ID
    FOT515893
    Caption
    PLANET EARTH (EASTERN HEMISPHERE)
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    4096 x 4096 px
    Keywords
    Planet Earth Eastern hemisphere NASA space blue marble satellite solar system planets
    Description
    NASA image released in 2005 of the Eastern hemisphere of Planet Earth as part of its "Blue Marble" series of pictures compiled from 12 months of satellite data
  • SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY

    Image ID
    FOT516666
    Caption
    SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    3032 x 2004 px
    Keywords
    Space Shuttle Discovery orbiting Planet Earth orbit orbiter atmosphere spacecraft craft solar system planets
    Description
    NASA image taken over Switzerland by the crew of the International Space Station as the shuttle Discovery approached on July 28 2005
  • SPACE EXPLORATION

    Image ID
    FOT520819
    Caption
    SPACE EXPLORATION
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    3032 x 2007 px
    Keywords
    astronaut astronauts international outer space exploration station walk spacewalk orbit orbiting planet Earth construction maintenance repair repairs repairing build building New Zealand Cook Strait North South Island islands Pacific Ocean atmosphere...
    Description
    NASA image of Astronaut mission specialists Robert L Curbeam Jr (left) and Christer Fuglesang working on the exterior of the International Space Station during the STS-116 Space Shuttle Discovery mission on December 12 2006. Beneath the astronauts is...
  • SPACE WALK

    Image ID
    FOT520867
    Caption
    SPACE WALK
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    3032 x 2005 px
    Keywords
    astronaut astronauts international space station walk spacewalk orbit orbiting planet Earth construction maintenance repair repairs repairing build building atmosphere view from above floating in ISS planets solar system outer exploration build building...
    Description
    NASA image of astronaut Piers J Sellers, high above the Earth's atmosphere, making his way along a truss on the outside of the International Space Station during the STS-121 Space Shuttle Discovery mission on July 12 2006.
  • SPACE WALK

    Image ID
    FOT522971
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    SPACE WALK
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    3072 x 3072 px
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    astronaut space walk spacewalk outer jet pack EVA jetpack floating floats in orbit Planet Earth exploration astronauts orbiting spacesuit spacesuits suit suits solar system orbiting above atmosphere human humans NASA view of seen from shuttle mission...
    Description
    Astronaut Bruce McCandless II hovering above the Earth's atmosphere after using a nitrogen jet propelled backpack to fly 320ft away from the Space Shuttle Challenger on February 11 1984 - the furthest an astronaut had ever ventured from the safety...
  • Mars The Red Planet.

    Image ID
    FOT525679
    Caption
    Mars The Red Planet.
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Norman Kelly
    Dimensions
    3000 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    mars; planet; red; solar system; space; outer space; circular; round
  • Saturn.

    Image ID
    FOT525681
    Caption
    Saturn.
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Norman Kelly
    Dimensions
    3826 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    Saturn; planet; rings; solar system; space; outer space; circular; round
  • Earth from space.

    Image ID
    FOT525895
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    Earth from space.
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Norman Kelly
    Dimensions
    2445 x 2000 px
    Keywords
    Earth from space; planet; solar system; outer space; circular; round; home clouds, land, weather, oceans
  • Mars The Red Planet.

    Image ID
    FOT525896
    Caption
    Mars The Red Planet.
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Norman Kelly
    Dimensions
    3000 x 2773 px
    Keywords
    mars; planet; red; solar system; space; outer space; circular; round Crater, Craters,
  • Transit of Venus

    Image ID
    FOT526657
    Caption
    Transit of Venus
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    James Mank
    Dimensions
    3000 x 2400 px
    Keywords
    Venus; transit; sun; solar system; planet
    Description
    Transit of Venus taken 6th June 2004 at 07:06 GMT. Taken at prime focus of a Meade ETX 90 telescope fitted with a solar filter.
  • The Moon And Saturn

    Image ID
    FOT526658
    Caption
    The Moon And Saturn
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    James Mank
    Dimensions
    2253 x 1774 px
    Keywords
    Moon; Saturn; Solar System; occultation; natural satellite
    Description
    Occultation of Saturn by the moon. Taken on 22nd
  • Eclipse of the Moon

    Image ID
    FOT526659
    Caption
    Eclipse of the Moon
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    James Mank
    Dimensions
    3000 x 2013 px
    Keywords
    Eclipse; moon; blood moon; space; natural satellite
    Description
    Taken 3rd March 2007 at 22:51 GMT. A moon and sky composite image. Moon taken at prime focus of a Meade 5 inch refractor and superimposed in the correct position of a background sky image.
  • MILKY WAY

    Image ID
    FOT526734
    Caption
    MILKY WAY
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    5600 x 5600 px
    Keywords
    Milky Way spiral galaxy NASA image Spitzer Space Telescope astronomy cosmos exploration explore science stars star outer centre center core spiral infrared infra-red arist's artistic artist art artwork impression arm arms structure central bar view...
    Description
    Artist's impression of the Milky Way galaxy released by NASA in 2008. The image, based on infrared images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, shows the galaxy's spiral structure is dominated by just two arms wrapping off the ends of a...
  • MILKY WAY

    Image ID
    FOT526747
    Caption
    MILKY WAY
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    2400 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    Milky Way spiral galaxy NASA image ring rings astronomy cosmos exploration explore science stars star outer centre center core spiral artist's artistic artist art artwork impression arm arms structure central bar view viewed from above stream streams
    Description
    Artist's impression of the Milky Way released by NASA in 2008 showing three newly-discovered streams arcing high over the spiral galaxy. The streams are remnants of cannibalized galaxies and star clusters, are between 13,000 and 130,000 light-years...
  • The Planet Neptune

    Image ID
    FOT526755
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    The Planet Neptune
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Norman Kelly
    Dimensions
    3000 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    The Planet Neptune solar system; space; outer space; circular; round; blue; cold
  • The Planet Mercury.

    Image ID
    FOT526799
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    The Planet Mercury.
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Norman Kelly
    Dimensions
    4545 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    The Planet Mercury; solar system; space; outer space; circular; round
  • SUN

    Image ID
    FOT526807
    Caption
    SUN
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    3000 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    sun solar prominence system space outer science exploration cosmos prominences
    Description
    Image by Soho (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) of two solar prominences on the surface of the sun - the image, in extreme ultraviolet light, was taken on March 18 2003. The observation of two large prominences in one image makes this one of the most...
  • SUN

    Image ID
    FOT526811
    Caption
    SUN
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    2373 x 3001 px
    Keywords
    sun solar prominence system space outer science exploration cosmos prominences
    Description
    Image taken by Soho (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) on May 15 2001 of an extensive erupting solar prominence on the surface of the sun. Prominences are huge clouds of relatively cool dense plasma suspended in the Sun's hot, thin corona and at...
  • MARS

    Image ID
    FOT526891
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    MARS
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    3000 x 2250 px
    Keywords
    Mars red planet surface planets solar system space outer science exploration explore Martian
    Description
    NASA true-colour image released in 2002 of Mars using data from Mars Odyssey's Gamma-ray spectrometer (GRS) and pre-existing topography data. The spectrometer detected large amounts of Hydrogen on Mars, particularly near the south pole - an...
  • MARS

    Image ID
    FOT526897
    Caption
    MARS
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    3000 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    Mars planet red planets surface solar system space outer exploration cosmos explore science Martian geology Viking orbiters orbiter lander landers close-up close up Valles Marineris
    Description
    NASA true colour image of Mars released in August 2002. The image, produced by the US Geological Survey from data from the Viking orbiters, shows the giant Valles Marineris canyon scarring the surface of the planet from left to right. The canyon is more...
  • JUPITER

    Image ID
    FOT526901
    Caption
    JUPITER
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    3000 x 2842 px
    Keywords
    Jupiter Planet view from space seen viewed image outer NASA planets nobody science and technology solar system exploration celestial body bodies images atmosphere the cosmos Great Red Spot Voyager 1 one spacecraft
    Description
    Dramatic view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and its surroundings obtained by NASA's Voyager 1 on February 25 1979 when the spacecraft was 5.7 million miles (9.2 million kilometres) from Jupiter. Cloud details as small as 100 miles (160...
  • JUPITER

    Image ID
    FOT526909
    Caption
    JUPITER
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    2897 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    Jupiter Planet view from space seen viewed image outer NASA planets nobody science and technology solar system exploration celestial body bodies images atmosphere the cosmos Great Red Spot Voyager 1 one spacecraft
    Description
    NASA image released in January 1996 showing an exaggerated colour view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot using data from the Voyager 1 spacecraft. The colors do not represent the true hues seen in the Jovian atmosphere but have been produced by special...
  • SATURN

    Image ID
    FOT526939
    Caption
    SATURN
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    5750 x 2836 px
    Keywords
    Saturn planet rings planets solar system cosmos outer space exploration explore planetary science probe probes ring close-up close up celestial bodies Cassini spacecraft eclipse
    Description
    Mosaic image of Saturn eclipsing the Sun captured in 2006 by the Cassini spacecraft. Saturn sheltered Cassini from the blinding glare of the Sun and allowed the craft to view the rings as never before, even revealing previously unknown faint rings. This...
  • NEPTUNE

    Image ID
    FOT526942
    Caption
    NEPTUNE
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    3000 x 2996 px
    Keywords
    Neptune planet planets solar system blue cosmos outer space exploration explore planetary science celestial bodies
    Description
    NASA image of the Planet Neptune dated August 20 1989 taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft at a range of 4.4 million miles from the planet. The picture shows the Great Dark Spot and its companion bright smudge and on the west limb the fast moving bright...
  • NEPTUNE

    Image ID
    FOT526950
    Caption
    NEPTUNE
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    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    3000 x 2762 px
    Keywords
    Neptune planet planets solar system blue cosmos outer space exploration explore planetary science celestial bodies scooter
    Description
    NASA image taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft in August 1989 showing storms at work in the windy atmosphere. The photo was reconstructed from two images taken by Voyager 2's narrow-angle camera. At the north (top) is the Great Dark Spot, accompanied...
  • VENUS

    Image ID
    FOT526959
    Caption
    VENUS
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    4096 x 4096 px
    Keywords
    Venus planet solar system planets cosmos planetary science exploration explore outer space close-up close up
    Description
    NASA computer simulated image released 1996 showing a global view of the surface of Venus. The image uses data from the Magellan spacecraft and Pioneer Venus Orbiter and the simulated hues are based on color images recorded by the Soviet Venera 13 and...
  • PLANET EARTH (BLUE MARBLE)

    Image ID
    FOT527025
    Caption
    PLANET EARTH (BLUE MARBLE)
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    3000 x 2897 px
    Keywords
    Planet Earth view from space seen viewed image moon outer NASA North South American continent Americas America continents ocean oceans sea land mass masses landmass lunar planets water nobody coast coastline coastlines cloud clouds cloudy natural world...
    Description
    NASA image of Earth released in 2000 as part of its "Blue Marble" series of pictures and showing North and South America. The image was compiled using data derived from three different satellite instruments and includes Hurricane Linda to the...
  • SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY

    Image ID
    FOT516663
    Caption
    SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    3029 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    Space Shuttle Discovery orbiting Planet Earth orbit orbiter Moon atmosphere spacecraft craft human humans in IELTS 2 solar system planets
    Description
    NASA image showing both the Earth and Moon taken from the aft window of Discovery as the shuttle flew over the Atlantic Ocean in 1998
  • SPACE WALK

    Image ID
    FOT520834
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    SPACE WALK
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    3000 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    astronaut astronauts international in outer space station walk spacewalk orbit orbiting planet Earth construction maintenance repair repairs repairing build building atmosphere view from above floating in ISS human humans in solar system planets...
    Description
    NASA image of Astronaut David A Wolf anchored to a foot restraint above the Earth's atmosphere on the International Space Station Remote Manipulator System during the STS-112 Space Shuttle Atlantis mission in October (10) 2002. Wolf is carrying an...
  • The Sun.

    Image ID
    FOT525683
    Caption
    The Sun.
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Norman Kelly
    Dimensions
    3000 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    The Sun; planet; red; solar system; space; outer space; circular; round hot
  • MILKY WAY

    Image ID
    FOT526650
    Caption
    MILKY WAY
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    5392 x 3888 px
    Keywords
    Milky Way galaxy NASA image Spitzer Space Telescope astronomy cosmos exploration explore science stars star outer centre center core spiral infrared infra-red deep
    Description
    Infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope showing hundreds of thousands of stars crowded into the swirling core of our spiral Milky Way galaxy. In this false-colour image, released in January 2006, old and cool stars are blue and dust...
  • MILKY WAY

    Image ID
    FOT526706
    Caption
    MILKY WAY
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    7002 x 5050 px
    Keywords
    Milky Way galaxy NASA image Spitzer Space Telescope astronomy cosmos exploration explore science stars star outer centre center core spiral infrared infra-red galactic dust deep
  • The Planet Venus.

    Image ID
    FOT526756
    Caption
    The Planet Venus.
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Norman Kelly
    Dimensions
    4545 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    The Planet Venus; red; solar system; space; outer space; circular; round hot
  • SURFACE OF THE SUN

    Image ID
    FOT526758
    Caption
    SURFACE OF THE SUN
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    3000 x 2462 px
    Keywords
    Sun solar surface of the Sun's close-up close up activity sunspot sunspots spot spots corona coronal loops loop system space outer TRACE project NASA ultraviolet image cosmos science exploration transition region landscape
  • The Planet Jupiter.

    Image ID
    FOT526796
    Caption
    The Planet Jupiter.
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Norman Kelly
    Dimensions
    5739 x 4500 px
    Keywords
    The Planet Jupiter; solar system; space; outer space; circular; round
  • MARS

    Image ID
    FOT526858
    Caption
    MARS
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    2022 x 4249 px
    Keywords
    Mars red planet Martian surface landscape planets planetary solar system Olympus Mons landscape volcano space exploration science outer global surveyor orbit orbiter orbiting probe probes camera
    Description
    NASA image of Olympus Mons on Mars - a giant volcano that is taller than three Mount Everests and about as wide as the entire Hawaiian Island chain. The Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) obtained this spectacular wide-angle view of Olympus Mons on Mars Global...
  • MARS

    Image ID
    FOT526863
    Caption
    MARS
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    9002 x 3188 px
    Keywords
    Mars red planet Valles Marineris surface planets canyon canyons topography science space solar system geology valley valleys
    Description
    NASA color image of Valles Marineris - the great canyon of Mars - released in 1998. The scene shows the entire canyon system, over 3,000 km long and averaging 8 km deep, extending from Noctis Labyrinthus, the arcuate system of graben to the west, to the...
  • JUPITER

    Image ID
    FOT526905
    Caption
    JUPITER
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    2400 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    Jupiter Planet view from space seen viewed image outer NASA planets nobody science and technology solar system exploration celestial body bodies images atmosphere the cosmos Great Red Spot Cassini spacecraft
    Description
    NASA true color mosaic of Jupiter constructed from images taken by the narrow angle camera onboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft on December 29 2000 during its closest approach to the giant planet at a distance of approximately 10 million kilometers...
  • SATURN

    Image ID
    FOT526931
    Caption
    SATURN
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    8888 x 4544 px
    Keywords
    Saturn planet rings planets solar system cosmos outer space exploration explore planetary science probe probes ring close-up close up celestial bodies Cassini spacecraft
    Description
    Mosaic image of Saturn captured in 2004 by the Cassini spacecraft as it cruised around the planet. Cassini captured a series of images that were then composed into the largest, most detailed, global natural color view of Saturn and its rings ever made....
  • SATURN

    Image ID
    FOT526932
    Caption
    SATURN
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    5200 x 2600 px
    Keywords
    Saturn planet rings planets solar system cosmos outer space exploration explore planetary science probe probes ring close-up close up celestial bodies Cassini spacecraft
    Description
    Image of Saturn captured in October 1996 by the Hubble Space Telescope showing the planet and its famous rings.
  • SATURN

    Image ID
    FOT526940
    Caption
    SATURN
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Gary Lucken
    Dimensions
    2266 x 3000 px
    Keywords
    Saturn planet rings planets solar system cosmos outer space exploration explore planetary science probe probes ring close-up close up celestial bodies Cassini spacecraft
    Description
    Close-up image of the shadow-draped face of Saturn taken by the Cassini spacecraft. This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 14 degrees above the ringplane. In this viewing geometry all of the main rings, except for the B...