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Earth-like Moon
This is a purely imaginary gas giant planet (green) shown with an Earth-like moon orbiting in close attendance. It is not yet known if habitable moons such as this can actually exist, though....
Keywords: exoplanet, planet, satellite, Earth-like, gas giant, habitable, ring...

Uranus
This artwork shows Uranus, the second smallest but least massive gas giant, as seen from space. Uranus is a fluid world of hydrogen and helium, its blue-green hue attributed to methane in its atmosphere. It is a lot like Neptune....
Keywords: planet, gas giant, ice giant, Uranus, ring...

Beneath Titan's Veil
Titan is the subject of the Huygens probe, which reached this Saturnian moon on 14 January 2005. In this image, made before the encounter, I assumed a landscape sopping with murky, frigid, liquid hydrocarbon seas, while similar substances rain from t...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, Saturn, Titan, hydrocarbon, methane, rain, landscape, surface...

Blue Ice
Triton, Neptune's largest satellite, orbits at such a distance that, from its surface, Neptune appears roughly sixteen times the diameter of our Moon as seen from the Earth. Out here, the Sun is 900 times fainter than we know it, but still brighter t...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, Neptune, Triton, landscape, satellite, traditional art, ice g...

Europan Night
What you have here is a view of the giant planet Jupiter from a vantage point somewhere above the surface of Europa, one of its icy moons. The Sun is right behind you but just below the moon's horizon, so the light in this rendition is coming from Ju...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, Jupiter, Europa, landscape...

Extrasolar Transit
This clip illustrates the phenomenon that has enabled astronomers to indirectly detect dozens of planets, even if the planets themselves are too small to be seen directly. As a planet passes in front of its star, the star's light dips just a little ...
Keywords: exoplanet, planet, gas giant, star, transit, animation...

Future Europa
Several billion years from now our Sun will become a swollen caricature of itself – a red giant. When that happens the icy moons around the outer planets will warm up. Europa, a satellite of Jupiter which at the present possesses a crust of solid i...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, future, Jupiter, Europa, landscape, Sun, red giant...

Gliese 876
Located some 15 light-years away in the constellation of Aquarius, Gliese 876 is a red dwarf star with a planetary system around it. All of the four known planets, which are giants, orbit the central star very closely, at a distance inside or compara...
Keywords: exoplanet, planet, satellite, Gliese 876, ring, red dwarf, gas giant, star, star...

Globular Home
What you have here is a globular cluster being eclipsed by the moon of a giant and hypothetical gas planet. This image appeared on the front cover of the September 1999 issue of the prestigious US magazine Asimov's Science Fiction....
Keywords: exoplanet, planet, satellite, gas giant, globular cluster, cluster, star...

Ice Geyser on Triton
When the Voyager 2 probe flew past Neptune (top) in August 1989, it also imaged its largest moon Triton. The pictures showed that although Triton's surface is the coldest in the known Solar System at -240 Celsius (-400 Fahrenheit), it is still volcan...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, Neptune, Triton, landscape, geyser, satellite, ice giant, rin...

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