Our Universe is full of incredible sights. You don't have to look far to be amazed. In this post, we'll look at 10 things in our solar system that will blow your mind.
10. VENUS' VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES
The morning star. Venus is Earth's 'Sister' planet. Venus' surface is caked in a toxic sulfur atmosphere. Venus is the Solar System's largest volcanic landscape.
9. OLYMPUS MONS
Sticking with volcano's, Mars hosts the Solar System's largest volcano - Olympus Mons. It is roughly the same size as the state of Arizona, and taller than Mount Everest and Mauna Kea.
Jupiter has one of the strongest gravitational pulls in our Solar System (probably second only to our star). Which causes Europa to stretch and compress, warming up the moon's core, maybe enough to melt the ice below and offer a large home to alien sea-creatures.
7. RINGS OF URANUS
Although this is not a new discovery, it was long believed that Saturn was the only planet with majestic rings. But scientists tore up that conclusion after the discovery of rings on Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune aswell. The peculiar thing about Uranus's rings is that they are tilted. Scientists believe this was caused by a planet crashing into Uranus millions of years ago.
One of Saturn's moons. Titan is the most Earth-like satellite in our solar system. There's an atmosphere, there's land, and there's also a liquid. But this liquid is too cold to be water. It's liquid methane, so you can be guaranteed that moon does not smell nice.
Saturn is by far the most majestic planet in our Solar System, and it's moons compliment it incredibly. The most astonishing, is Enceladus. What draws our attention to this moon is the extremely high water ejection coming from it's beautiful tiger stripes.
Also known as the 'Death Star' moon, because of it's striking similarity to the Death Star. Mimas shows us evidence of the late heavy bombardment, a violent time that occured during our Solar System's formation millions of years ago.
Triton is one of Neptune's 18 moons. The moon is unstable, and shoots out rock and dust in spectacular geysers.
2. PLUTO'S HEART
2015 marks a historic time in human space exploration. Pluto had always been a familiar 9th planet, but no one had ever seen pictures. It's simply too far for a telescope to catch sharp detail of the planet. So after a 9 year 5 months and 25 day journey, New Horizons finally sent crystal clear images of Pluto and the heart shaped landscape.
1. SATURN'S HEXAGON
Again, Saturn is by far the most majestic planet in our Solar System. When we think we know all there is to know, Saturn keeps suprising us. Saturn displays an awe-inspiring 20,000 mile-wide hexagon shape northern lights.