Amazing Zoomable Poster on 50 Years of Space Exploration

by Nancy Atkinson on October 12, 2009

Art by Sean McNaughton, National Geographics Staff; Sameul Velasco, 5@ infographics.  Sources:  NASA; Chris Gamble.  Sund, asteroid and comet images: NASA/JPL

Art by Sean McNaughton, National Geographics Staff; Sameul Velasco, 5@ infographics. Sources: NASA; Chris Gamble. Sund, asteroid and comet images: NASA/JPL


National Geographic has put together a really nice zoomable poster on the history of robotic space exploration. It looks a little psychedelic from a distance, but zoom right in and follow the different missions to the various locations in our solar system, and see where the missions currently underway — like New Horizons, on its way to Pluto, and the venerable Voyagers that we hear from occasionally– are presently located. Click on the image to go to National Geographic’s Map of the Day page. Enjoy!

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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