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Planet Pictures, great pictures of the major planets in our solar system

Welcome to this part of our astronomy website. Here are the pictures of planets from our solar system. Feel free to download any of these great pictures of planets to your computer for personal use. Click on the pictures to make them bigger.

 Picture of Planet Mercury

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and the eighth largest. Mercury is slightly smaller in diameter than the moons Ganymede and Titan but more than twice as massive.

Picture of Planet Venus

Venus is the second planet from the Sun and the sixth largest. Venus' orbit is the most nearly circular of that of any planet, with an eccentricity of less than 1%.

Picture of Planet Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the fifth largest.

Picture of Mars

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the seventh largest

Picture of Jupiter

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and by far the largest. Jupiter is more than twice as massive as all the other planets combined (the mass of Jupiter is 318 times that of Earth).

Picture of Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest. The picture above is a Real picture of Saturn.

Picture of Uranus

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun and the third largest (by diameter). Uranus is larger in diameter but smaller in mass than Neptune

Picture of Neptune

Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun and the fourth largest (by diameter). Neptune is smaller in diameter but larger in mass than Uranus

Picture of Pluto

Pluto orbits beyond the orbit of Neptune (usually). It is much smaller than any of the official planets and now classified as a "dwarf planet". Pluto is smaller than seven of the solar system's moons (the Moon, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Titan and Triton).

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