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Planetary Photojournal

is a photo album of the universe. See images of the planets. Look through the Hubble telescope at nebulae far beyond our galaxy. Watch a video of the Mars rovers or catch up on news about space surveillance technology. Use the solar system simulator to view celestial bodies from various perspectives: from above or below, from an orbiting spacecraft, or from another planet. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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Interesting Fact:

Though Pluto was discovered in 1930, Charon (Pluto's moon) wasn't detected until 1978. That is because the moon is so close to Pluto that the two worlds are typically blurred together when viewed through ground-based telescopes. If our moon were as close to Earth, it would be as big in the night sky as an apple held at arm's length.
This amazing color portrait of Jupiter's 'Little Red Spot' (LRS) combines high-resolution images from the New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), taken at 03:12 UT on February 27, 20

Jupiter's little red spot


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