PIA02973: The New Solar System

The New Solar System


This solar system montage of the nine planets and four large moons of Jupiter in our solar system are set against a false-color view of the Rosette Nebula. The light emitted from the Rosette Nebula results from the presence of hydrogen (red), oxygen (green) and sulfur (blue). Most of the planetary images in this montage were obtained by NASA's planetary missions, which have dramatically changed our understanding of the solar system in the past 30 years. The following lists the mission and link for additional information on each object and image.

Mercury/Mariner 10
Moon/Lunar Orbiter
Mars/Viking Orbiter 1 & 2
Jupiter/Voyager 1
Saturn/Voyager 1
Uranus/Voyager 2
Neptune/Voyager 2
Pluto/Hubble Space Telescope
Rosette Nebula/Kitt Peak

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Callisto, Earth, Europa, Ganymede, Io, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Neptune, Pluto, Saturn, Uranus, Venus
System Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Pluto, Saturn, Uranus
Target Type Satellite Dwarf Planet, Earth, Planet
Mission Galileo Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Mariner, Viking, Voyager
Instrument Host Galileo Orbiter, Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Mariner 10, Voyager 1, Voyager 2
Host Type Orbiter Flyby Spacecraft, Orbiting Telescope, Probe
Extra Keywords Color
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2000-11-06
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL/ASU
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02973
Identifier PIA02973