Wicked Cool Images of Exploration Space Probes!

Since the dawn of the Space Age we have sent dozens of probes into space to study our Solar System and the Cosmos. Check out these image galleries of probes we’ve sent to study the planets, moons, asteroids, comets and even our own planet! Enjoy learning and exploring by viewing these amazing images, some of the best ever taken, and they’re free to use as most were taken by NASA! If you select the gallery title you can also learn fun facts about each probe!

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Space Probe Observatories

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Ulysses Spacecraft - The primary mission was to orbit the Sun and study it at all latitudes. It made three "fast latitude scans" of the Sun in 1994/1995, 2000/2001, and 2007/2008. (Image Credit: NASA)
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Space Probes to Moons, Comets, Asteroids etc

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Rosetta at Mars - Rosetta passed just 250km from the surface of Mars where Philae lander took this image 4 minutes before closest approach at a distance of 1000 km. (Image Credit: ESA)
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Space Probes to The Planets And Beyond

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Mariner 6-7 - These identical spacecraft were flyby missions to Mars. (Image Credit: NASA)
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Space Probes Power Sources

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Ion Propulsion - Dawn spacecraft maneuvering above Ceres with its ion propulsion system.
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