Welcome To The Universe

An Infinite Guide To Everything Outside Our World

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images of the Universe

Click on the thumbnails below for a larger image:
(Some images are artist impressions and some are actual images taken by Hubble. Also, some planets have too many moons to list so I have only included the major satellites)

The Solar System






 

The Sun

Mercury

Venus

Earth

 

The Moon

 

Mars & Moons

 

Phobos

Deimos

Jupiter & Moons

Io

Europa

Ganymede

Saturn & Moons

Titan

Enceladus

Rhea

Saturn

Uranus & Moons

Titania

Oberon

Ariel

Neptune & Moons

Triton

Nereid

Proteus

Dwarf Planets

Pluto & Moons

Charon

Image taken by Hubble of Pluto, Charon Nix & Hydra





Asteroids and Comets

Asteroids within the Solar Syatem

Asteroid 253 Mathilde   4179 Toutatis  

This image shows mathilde taken by probe NEAR on June 27th 1997. It measures 50 km (31 miles)across.

This is 4179 Toutatis, a pontentially hazardous object which has passed within 2.3 lunar distances from the Earth. It was discovered on January 4th 1989.

Eros   Ida  

This image was captured by NEAR on Valentines day 2000. It measures 34 km (21 miles)long

Ida is about 56 km (35 miles)across and has its own moon, Dactyl, which is smaller than a mile across. Dactyl can be seen as a tiny dot to the right of the asteroid.

Kleopatra   Gaspra  

Kleopatra is about the size of New Jersey and has a distinct bone-like shape. It mainly consists of nickel and iron.

Gaspra was discovered in 1916. It has an irregular shape with dimensions of 20 x 12 x 11 km. This image was taken by the Galileo probe Oct 29th 1991.

Comets within our Solar System

Halley's Comet   Shoemaker Levy 9

Halley's Comet can be seen every 76 years and has been observed since at least 240 BC.

This comet broke into several pieces and collided with Jupiter in July 1994.

Meteoroids within our Solar System

Meteor entering Earth's atmosphere A meteorite  

A meteor entering Earth's atmosphere will look like a huge fireball as it burns up. If a meteor survives entry and hits the ground, it becomes known as a meteorite.

The Willamette Meteorite was found in Oregon, USA and is the 6th largest in the world. It weighs over 15 tons and consists of iron and nickel. It is on display in the American Museum of Natural History.

 

Galaxies

Spirals

 

 

  

Ellipticals

 

 

Irregulars

 

 





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