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10 Cool Solar System Sights
... es erupting on Jupiter's innermost large moon, Io. 7. A dust storm on the Red Planet, Mars. 8. A glimpse at the nucleus of a comet, as ices sublimate from its surface. 9. A flight over innermost planet Mercury, following a geological fault called a s ...
Keywords: Solar System, Charon, Pluto, Io, Jupiter, Europa, Sun, comet, Mercury, scarp, Tr...

End of an Era
A vast asteroid or comet, 7 miles (10 km) across, slams into the Earth at a speed measured in kilometres per second. It was an event such as this which ended the reign of the dinosaurs and other species some 65 million years ago, the so-called Cretac...
Keywords: asteroid, comet, Earth, Cretaceous, impact, extinction, collision, Paleogene...

Long Hair
Though comets themselves are only kilometres across, the gas and dust freed from their icy surfaces can stretch vast distances, blown by the solar wind and by radiation pressure. Here, a bright comet passes behind the Earth as it heads towards the Su...
Keywords: comet, Earth, Moon, coma, planet, terrestrial planet...

Philae
This image depicts the first ever landing of a probe on the surface of a comet. The lander, called Philae, is part of the European mission Rosetta, which was finally launched on 2 March 2004. In early 2014, having spent ten years in space and having ...
Keywords: Rosetta, probe, comet, nucleus, Philae, 67P, Churyumov-Gerasimenko...

Philae Lander
This is an animation of the Philae probe on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The probe is expected to land on the comet nucleus in November 2014, after being dispatched from the Rosetta mothership in orbit around the comet. The comet ...
Keywords: Rosetta, probe, comet, nucleus, Philae, animation, 67P, Churyumov-Gerasimenko...

Solar System Animation
Animation of the eight major planets in the Solar System, along with a comet and the asteroid belt. The planets are not to scale, and neither are their relative distances. Please like or subscribe to my YouTube channel....
Keywords: Sun, planet, animation, comet, asteroid, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, S...

Comets Bringing Water
A view of the early Earth and Moon system, still enduring the seemingly endless bombardment of planetesimals and comets that rained down for the first several hundred million years of the pair's existence. It is thought that impacts by icy comets hel...
Keywords: comet, Earth, Moon, impact, water, ocean, protoplanet, planetesimal, planet, ter...

Long-Distance Caller
This picture was a commission for the cover of the UK magazine Quest , in June 1997. The image's title is indicative of the fact that many comets come from way beyond the Solar System – taking millions of years to get here – and are in essence on...
Keywords: landscape, comet, traditional art...

HD 209458
... t separates the Sun from Mercury. There, the planet is rapidly being roasted, its atmosphere blasted away like the tail of a comet, 10,000 tons of it every second. ...
Keywords: exoplanet, planet, hot Jupiter, HD 209458, star...

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