The Sun
The sun is the center of our solar system. It is a G-type main-sequence star comprising about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System. The Sun is composed almost entirely of the chemical elements hydrogen and helium; they account for 74.9% and 23.8% of the mass of the Sun.
Mercury and Venus
Mercury is the innermost planet of the Solar System. Circling close to Sun it shows phases and not much more. Venus is a twin planet of Earth in size and mass but the surface of Venus is hidden in thick layer of clouds.
The Moon
The Moon is our closest neighbour little over one light second away. It is tidal locked, always facing the same side towards Earth.
Mars is the fourth planet of the Solar System. It is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere. Mars has seasonal changes and weather, that can be seen from Earth, like dust storms and ice caps.
Jupiter is the largest planet of the Solar System. It is a gas giant and only the clouds of Jupiter can be seen. The athmosphere is full of storm systems, some of which are permanent like the great red spot and oval BA.
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest planet in the Solar System. The planet has a ring system that consists of nine continuous main rings and three discontinuous arcs, composed mostly of ice. Saturn has 62 known moons, amongst them Titan, the only moon that has a thick athmosphere.
Outer solar system
Uranus and Neptune are the last two planets of the Solar system. They are big icy gas giants several times the size of Earth.
Deep sky
Deep sky images including nebulae, star clusters and galaxies.
Animations and live views
Planetary animations and live views of the Solar system.
Miscellaneous images
Other astronomy and athmosphere related pictures outside the previous cathegories.
Links to some good sites around the world.
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