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New, detailed pictures of planets, moons, and comets are neither photos nor animations — they’re made using data from 50 years of NASA missions

Visualising distant planets, moons, and comets in our solar system can be challenging. Typically, astronomers use images from NASA missions or artistic renditions to show what space objects look like. Now, planetariums like the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium are turning to a new method – data visualisation […]
New, detailed pictures of planets, moons, and comets are neither photos nor animations — they’re made using data from 50 years of NASA missions