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        The Planets of the Solar System

        View high-quality images of the planets of the solar system in this gallery of images from NASA. Full-disk images of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune display some of the key characteristics of the major planets including surface features, atmospheric phenomena, and rings. The images are provided by various NASA spacecraft such as MESSENGER, the Pioneer Venus Orbiter, the Terra satellite, Mars Global Surveyor, the Hubble Space Telescope, Cassini, and Voyager 2.

        To view the Background Essay, Teaching Tips, and Handouts for this media gallery, go to Support Materials below. This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA. Click here for the full collection of resources.

        Mercury

        This natural-color mosaic of Mercury was made primarily of images acquired by the MESSENGER spacecraft in 2011.

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        Venus

        This image of Venus was photographed in ultraviolet light 1979 by the Pioneer Venus Orbiter.

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        Earth

        This natural color image of Earth was created in 2002 using data primarily from the Terra satellite.

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        Mars

        This natural color image of Mars was created in 1999 using data from the Mars Global Surveyor.

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        Jupiter

        This natural color image of Jupiter was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2014.

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        Saturn

        This natural color image of Saturn was captured by the Cassini spacecraft in 2011.

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        Uranus

        This composite image of Uranus was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2006.

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        Neptune

        This natural color image of Neptune was captured by Voyager 2 in 1989.

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