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Solar System Montage (Updated)

This is a montage of planetary images taken by spacecraft managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Included are (from top to bottom) images of Mercury, Venus, Earth (and Moon), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The spacecraft responsible for these images are as follows:

the Mercury image was taken by Mariner 10,
the Venus image by Magellan,
the Earth image by Galileo,
the Mars image by Viking, and
the Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune images by Voyager.
Pluto is not shown as no spacecraft has yet visited it.

The inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, and Mars) are roughly to scale to each other; the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) are roughly to scale to each other. PIA 00545 is the same montage with Neptune shown larger in the foreground. Actual diameters are given below:

Sun 1,390,000 km
Mercury 4,879 km
Venus 12,104 km
Earth 12,756 km
Moon 3,475 km
Mars 6,794 km
Jupiter 142.984 km
Saturn 120,536 km
Uranus 51,118 km
Neptune 49,528 km
Pluto 2,390 km

Earth's Moon

  • Solar System Montage (Updated)
  • The New Solar System
  • Solar System Montage - High Resolution 2001 Version
  • Moon Mapper Looks Homeward
  • Earth - Moon Conjunction
  • Crescent Earth and Moon
  • Hunting for Ancient Lunar Impact Basins
  • Absolute Time
  • North Pole Mosaics
North Pole Mosaics
North Pole Mosaics
North Pole Mosaics
  • Mountains of the Moon
Mountains of the Moon
  • Bright Crater Rays and Boulders
  • Colorful Cubes of Light
  • Mineral Mapping the Moon
  • Rays of Water and Hydroxyl
  • Deep Impact Identifies Water on the Lunar Surface
  • Water Abundance Dependent on Temperature
  • Water Abundances Change with Time of Day
  • Rugged South Polar Region Composite
  • Moon Mineralogy Mapper
  • GRAIL Fact Sheet
  • Ranger & Surveyor Fact Sheet
  • GRAIL Press Kit
  • GRAIL Artists Rendition
  • The Moon as seen by MESSENGER
  • GRAIL Flying in Formation (Artists Concept)
  • Moon and GRAIL
  • Moon From MRO
  • The Moon from Galileo
  • Our Moon
  • The Moon
  • Earth
  • moonkam
  • Earthrise on the Moon
  • Size Relative to Earth
  • Earth

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