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NASA's Messenger reveals close-ups of Mercury's sun-scorched surface

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Infographics - the Sun (Solar System): includes general description and observation tips #telescopeplanet #infographics

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Voyager: a space odyssey – in pictures

In 1989, Voyager 2 made our first close encounter with the stunning blue planet Neptune. Its surprisingly turbulent, storm-laden atmosphere, this far from the sun, was clearly being driven by heat from deep within the planet

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Spinning Mercury: Nasa reveal stunning animation showing giant craters on the planet's surface

Mercury: The images were created using a mosaic of pictures from Nasa's messenger spacecraft, which were then combined to create a video 'flyby' of the planet. 2013

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Trapped in a bubble! Scientists shed light on the Earth's galactic neighbourhood

Complex: The Sun is seen as central to our solar system, but even that is on its own journey through the 'Local Bubble'

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This digram shows off the relative sizes of the major bodies in the solar system and the order of the planets.

This digram shows off the relative sizes of the major bodies in the solar system and the order of the planets.

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Voyager's view

The sun, planets and Voyager probes sit inside the tiny yellow dot at right, within a giant sphere called the Oort cloud. This reservoir of trillions of ice chunks extends 100,000 astronomical units out, tethered to the sun by gravity. Astronomers believe these objects got thrown out of the inner solar system as the planets took shape 4.5 billion years ago.

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Space Man Display, classroom display, class display, Space, planet, planets, Sun, moon, stars, rocket, paint,Early Years (EYFS), KS1&KS2 Primary Resources

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