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The First Photos Taken of Every Planet In Our Solar System

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The First photo of Mercury

The Mariner 10 spacecraft was launched in 1974. The spacecraft took images of Venus in February 1974 on the way to three encounters with Mercury in March and September 1974 and March 1975. The spacecraft took more than 7,000 images of Mercury, Venus, the Earth and the Moon during its mission.

The Mariner 10 Mission was managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA’s Office of Space Science in Washington, D.C.

The First photo of Venus

On Feb. 5, 1974, NASA’s Mariner 10 mission took this first close-up photo of Venus.

The photo was created using an ultraviolet filter in its imaging system to bring out the gloomy atmosphere of Venus as it would be seen by the human eye.

The First photo of Earth

source: NASA

On March 7, 1947, a year before Sputnik joined the space age, a group of soldiers and scientists in the desert of New Mexico saw in these grainy black-and-white images something new and wonderful – the first pictures of Earth seen from over 100 miles in space.

The First photo of Mars

​On July 15, 1965, Mariner 4 transmitted this image of the Martian surface from 7,829 miles away. The photograph shows a 94-mile diameter crater.

The First photo of Jupiter

On Feb. 15, 1973, Pioneer 10 was the first spacecraft to pass through the asteroid belt Pioneer 10 ultimately became the first spacecraft to make direct observations and take close-up pictures of Jupiter.

The First photo of saturn

On 5 April 1973. Pioneer 11’s journey through the outer rings of Saturn took it within 21,000 km from the planet, finding two new moons (nearly smacking into one of them in September 1979) and a new “F” ring.

This Pioneer 11 image shows Saturn and his Titan earth. The ring outline and shadow irregularities are later corrected due to technical anomalies in the preliminary data. Pioneer was 2,846,000 km (1,768,422 miles) from Saturn at the time this picture was taken.

First photo of Uranus

On January 24, 1986 voyager 2 take the First photo of uranus from the distance of 81,500 km (50,600 mi)

The astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781, although he originally thought that it was either a comet or a star. The origin was universally accepted as a new planet two years later

First photo of Neptune

On August 25, 1989, voyager 2 take the First photo of Neptune from the distance of 4,951 km (3,076 mi)

Neptune is the only planet in our solar system that is not visible to the naked eye and the first predicted by mathematics before its discovery, Over 30 times as far as the Earth from the Sun.

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