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A board dedicated to pictures of the various planets and their moons that are found in the solar system. Loke for some of the pictures to be used in Haikus.

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Scientists have used data from a ground-penetrating radar instrument on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to examine part of a region on Mars called Utopia Planitia and have found large deposits of water ice. According to a NASA statement: "Analyses of data from more than 600 overhead passes with the onboard radar instrument reveal a deposit more extensive in area than the state of New Mexico. The deposit ranges in thickness from about 80 meters to 170 meters."

Vast underground water ice on Mars | EarthSky.org

Water ice can't persist on Mars surface in the region of Utopia Planitia, about halfway from Mars' equator to its pole. But researchers say there's water in a vast frozen lake underground.

The planet Mars - Hubble Space Telescope in 1999

The planet Mars - Hubble Space Telescope in 1999

♥ Earth and Mars in true color!

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♥ Earth and Mars in true color!

calderas at the summit of Olympus Mons, from Mars Express

Space for Kids - Mars' valleys and volcanoes

Pictures sent back by spacecraft such as ESA's Mars Express show that Mars has many large impact craters. Most of these are to the south of the equator. They seem to have been made by meteorites crashing onto the surface billions of years ago. The largest crater is about 1800 km across – large enough to swallow half of Europe.

Japanese spacecraft spots planet-spanning wave on Venus – 1/22/17 Astronomy Now

Japanese spacecraft spots planet-spanning wave on Venus

How Pluto's atmosphere is spared by a moon shield 1/10/17 Charon (top) and Pluto are only separated by about 12,000 mi (19,300 km)

How Pluto's atmosphere is spared by a moon shield

According to a team of researchers at Georgia Tech, Pluto's largest moon, Charon, acts as a sort of intermittent shield protecting Pluto's atmosphere from the solar wind.

Learn about Pluto and the other dwarf planets: Ceres, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris!

Pluto and the Dwarf Planets

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Neptune from Voyager 2 | by NASA on The Commons

Neptune from Voyager 2

Description: This picture of Neptune was produced from the last whole planet images taken through the green and orange filters on the Voyager 2 narrow angle camera. The images were taken at a range of 4.4 million miles from the planet, 4 days and 20 hours before closest approach. The picture shows the Great Dark Spot and its companion bright smudge; on the west limb the fast moving bright feature called Scooter and the little dark spot are visible. These clouds were seen to persist for as…

Researchers Have Found Evidence of Two New Moons Orbiting Uranus

Researchers believe that the moons (if they exist) likely have diameters of only 4 to 14 km (2 to 9 miles) and reflect hardly any light. The new discovery highlights how little we know for sure about our solar system and how much more research still needs to be done.

Storms on Uranus Observed From Hawaii

Storms on Uranus Observed From Hawaii

Wrapped in an atmosphere tinted pale blue by high-altitude methane, Uranus has occasionally been observed to develop large storms in its frigid windy skies. NASA’s Voyager 2 saw a few small storm c…

Jupiter's icy moon Europa

Jupiter's Galilean Moons (Profile Gifs) - Space Facts

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter in the next few day after nearly five years in space. While it’s purpose is primarily to study

Jupiter's (and the solar system's) largest moon Ganymede

Jupiter's Galilean Moons (Profile Gifs) - Space Facts

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter in the next few day after nearly five years in space. While it’s purpose is primarily to study

(Nasa) O planeta Netuno - Fornecido por AFP

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