Solar System Montage
3 of 13

Solar System Montage

September 26, 2003
This is a montage of planetary images taken by spacecraft managed by theJet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. Included are (from top tobottom) images of Mercury, Venus, Earth (and Moon), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn,Uranus and Neptune. The inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, and Mars) are roughly toscale to each other; the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, andNeptune) are roughly to scale to each other. Two other versions of thismontage exist,PIA01341 and PIA00545, which include data from earlier missions. Actual diameters are givenbelow: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

comments powered by Disqus