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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...

Ice Geysers on Triton
This is a computer animation of cryovolcanism of Triton, the largest moon of Neptune. These icy geysers were observed by the Voyager 2 spacecraft - or rather, the spacecraft photographed the long stains that these features left on the landscape. It i...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, Neptune, Triton, landscape, geyser, satellite, ice giant...

Outer Solar System
Here is a view of the Solar System, focusing on the giant outer planets Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter. Saturn is in the foreground. Had the various elements in this image been to scale, which they are not, the orbits of the innermost planets wo...
Keywords: ... gas giant, terrestrial planet, planet, ice giant ...

Planets and Stars Compared
This animation compares the sizes of all the planets in the Solar System, starting with the smallest, Mercury, and increasing in size up until Jupiter. It then goes on comparing the Sun to other, larger stars. The concentric circles which appear towa...
Keywords: ... star, red giant, blue giant, animation, ice giant, gas giant, planet ...

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: ... Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, ice giant, gas giant, terrestrial planet ...

Space Animation Showreel
This short video offers a brief glimpse at around 15 of my astronomy animations, most of which can be found in their entirety elsewhere on my YouTube channel....
Keywords: Sun, planet, animation, asteroid, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, ice giant, ga...

Triton Doom
Triton, largest moon of Neptune, is doomed. Its irregular orbit is taking it inexorably closer to its parent planet. At a time in the future too distant for humans to comprehend, the moon will have come so close to Neptune that the gravity of this im...
Keywords: planet, gas giant, satellite, volcanism, Neptune, Triton, ice giant...

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...

10 Cool Solar System Sights
... the mysterious, pinkish landscape of Neptune's moon Triton, with its nitrogen geysers. 3. A view from within the rigs of the ice giant planet, Uranus. 4. The surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus, as water plumes erupt from cracks in the ice. 5. Europa' ...
Keywords: Solar System, Charon, Pluto, Io, Jupiter, Europa, Sun, comet, Mercury, scarp, Tr...

Planet Nine
... s (TNOs). The planet is estimated to be 2 to 4 times the radius and about ten times the mass of Earth - most likely a gas or ice giant, such as Neptune or Jupiter. The orbit of Planet Nine is highly elliptical, with its distance from the Sun varying ...
Keywords: solar system, planet, nine, gas giant, planet...

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