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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.