Solar System highlights

Saturn backlit by the Sun

Solar System highlights

The Solar System is full of extraordinary sights, but some stand out as particularly special. Jupiter's Great Red Spot and Saturn's rings capture the imagination because they are both beautiful and strange.

Solar wind has a powerful effect on every body in the Solar System and causes the eerie auroras on Earth, Jupiter, Saturn and other bodies.

The numerous volcanoes on Io constantly resurface the entire planet, while Europa's smooth, icy surface may hide oceans of liquid water.

Photo: Saturn backlit by the Sun taken by the Cassini probe (NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute)

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