Fascinating places in the solar system

Our solar system consists of one star, a set of planets and their moons, asteroids, comets, and rings. Since the invention of the telescope in the 1600s and the dawn of the Space Age in the late 1950s, we have explored these places and learned new things about our place in space. Let’s take a tour of the most fascinating places in the solar system, starting with our home planet.

Text by Carolyn Collins Petersen | Photo editing by Connie Ricca

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Nov 13, 2013 12:02PM
the " gorgeous galaxies " are color created be man . the original images from nasa are in black and white . like everything else the colors are in someones imagination .
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