Very different worlds
The planets in the solar system are very different from the world we know on earth. They consist of eight planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Pluto was previously considered a real planet, but now belongs to the category of dwarf planets. The many moons, comets and asteroids are also part of our solar system.
Comet 2022 E3 ZTF passing by Earth February 2023.
Venus at dawn photographed facing east in March 2022.
Venus before sunset photographed facing vest in early April 2023.
The rusty faces of Mars
Mars is the fourth planet from our sun, it is smaller than the earth but has 2 moons (Phobos, Deimos). A year on Mars is 687 days long, but a day (a Sol or martian day) is about the same as on earth.
Mars the little red planet, here you will find sandstorms and ice at the poles. August 2022.
The big boy in the hood
Jupiter with its tree biggest moons, Io, Callisto and Europa.
Jupiter the largest planet in our solar system, notice the great red eye, a massive anticyclonic storm in the atmosphere that produces extreme wind speeds. Photographed in July 2022.
Moons of Jupiter
A moon casting its shaddow on the surface of Jupiter
"The iconic ring system of Saturn"
Saturn with its recognizable rings
Ice giants far out
Uranus and Neptue
Neptune in the sky above Copenhagen 2022.