Astro 1: `Slides' for Class 37 - A Tour of the Solar System

Relative sizes of the planets and basic planet information

Orbits of the planets

Mercury - Wide-field image

Mercury - Caloris Basin - Resulted from a collision with an asteroid

Venus - Wide-field image showing the thick atmosphere

Venus - Wide-field surface image made from radar mapping by the Magellan spacecraft

Venus - Surface image made from radar mapping by the Magellan spacecraft

Earth - Wide-field image from space

Mars - Wide-field image

Mars - Wide-field image from the Hubble Space Telescope showing polar cap

Mars - Olympus Mons - The largest volcano in the Solar System - Almost as big as the state of Arizona

Mars - Viking lander

Mars - Surface image taken by Viking lander

Mars - Surface image taken by Mars Pathfinder

Mars - Landing sites of Mars missions

Mars - The infamous "Mars face"

Mars - The infamous "Mars face" debunked by a better image

The Jovian planets

Jupiter - The Great Red Spot

Jupiter - The Galilean Moons

Saturn - Wide-field image

Saturn - Close-up image of the rings

Saturn - The names of the rings

Uranus - Wide-field image

Uranus - Composite infrared image showing the rings

Neptune - Wide-field image showing surface features

Pluto - Wide-field image showing the Pluto-Charon system

Pluto - Surface features on Pluto and Charon

The Barringer Meteorite Crater in Winslow, Arizona

Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 before its collision with Jupiter

Impact site of fragment G of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter

Schematic diagram illustrating the formation of the Solar System

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