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And now for a sense of scale: a map of the U.S. overlaid on the Sun

And now for a sense of scale: a map of the U.S. overlaid on the Moon

The Sun’s mass is billion kg or Earths. This is of the total mass of our Solar System, about three quarters of this mass is hydrogen and the rest is mostly helium.


Mercury is made of rock.Mercury does not have clouds.Some people think Mercury is the hottest planet but Venus is.Mercury had a satellite around it is called Mariner 10 from is a big rocky planet that looks like Earth's moon.

URANUS  It is named after the ancient Greek deity of the sky Uranus (Ancient Greek: Οὐρανός), the father of Cronus (Saturn) and grandfather of Zeus (Jupiter).

Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, has the third-largest radius and fourth-largest mass, is visible to the naked eye.

Jupiter in Maagd

Jupiter's magnetosphere and red spot harbor big questions befitting of the gas giant.

Black hole

In August of 2007 astronomers located a gigantic hole in the universe. This empty space, stretching nearly a billion light-years across, is devoid of any matter. A radical and controversial theory proposes that it is a "Universe-in-mass Black hole"

luna piena

Large Moon over water. I wonder why I'm never able to get the Moon to look like this in photos. I know it's an illusion, but how do others do it?

Harvest Moon...tree, light pole, and bird silhouette

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