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Waxing: The moon anytime before a full moon and after a new moon.Waning: the moon at any time after full moon and before new moon.Gibbous: convex at both edges, as the moon when more than half full.Crescent: a shape resembling a segment of a ring.

Want to feel humble and completely insignificant? Stop for a moment and think, just think, how tiny Earth is in our Solar System, and it is but a dust mite in the Universe! ♥ Current solar system

SPACE - This example of our solar system use scaling to show size, order, and distance of planets to the sun. (Not accurate distance but still cool to compare size)

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Some of Jupiter's moons! There are 67 confirmed moons of Jupiter. This gives Jupiter the largest number of moons with reasonably secure orbits of any planet in the Solar System.

Recriação artística de sistema similar ao solar descoberto pela Nasa

Nasa descobre sistema solar com 7 planetas parecidos com a Terra

Nasa discovers 'extraordinary' system of seven Earth-sized exoplanets that could host life

When the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flew by Saturn in 1980 and 1981, they were able to pay only fleeting attention to Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system (larger even than the planet Mercury) and the only solar system moon with an appreciable atmosphere. These images are from subsequent Titan flybys in 2005 and 2006. - Image credit: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona

The Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flew by Saturn in 1980 & 1981 and were able to pay only fleeting attention to Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system and the only moon with an appreciable atmosphere.

Kepler-186f é um exoplaneta que orbita a anã vermelha Kepler-186.Trata-se do 1º planeta de tamanho semelhante ao da Terra, descoberto na zona habitável de uma estrela. É o planeta mais externo descoberto pela sonda Kepler da NASA, lançada no ano de 2009, que orbita uma estrela-anã vermelha a 500 anos-luz da Terra na constelação de Cisne.

~ The first known Earth-size planet to lie within the habitable zone of a star beyond the Sun -illustration by NASA

Only 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s horizon. The smooth expanse of the informally named icy plain Sputnik Planum (right) is flanked on the left by rugged mountains up to 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) high, including the informally named Norgay Montes in the foreground and Hillary Montes on the…

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft closest approach to Pluto on July 2015 looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s horizon.

Pismis 24, home to several massive stars. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/EmissionNebula_NGC6357.jpg/636px-EmissionNebula_NGC6357.jpg

The small open star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 in Scorpius, about light-years away from Earth.

The Top 5 Potentially Habitable #Alien Planets

The Top 5 Potentially Habitable Planets, as identified by Kepler Space Telescope.

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Tranquil The surface area of Saturn's moon Mimas is composed of water ice with only a small amount of rock. Yet Saturn's resonances with Mimas, and Mimas' resonances with other orbiting satellites are instrumental in the formation of Saturn's rings.

-The planet at the end of the street

Funny pictures about If the planets were as far away from earth as the moon. Oh, and cool pics about If the planets were as far away from earth as the moon. Also, If the planets were as far away from earth as the moon.

One Imgur user has managed to combine every planet in our Solar System into one, perfectly aligned image.

All The Planets, Aligned In One Beautiful Picture

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