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Image Gallery

As part of its educational outreach, the Lunar and Planetary Institute offers the following thematic image galley. Each set includes a series of images and captions describing the various aspects of a particular topic or theme.

     
Terrestrial Impact Craters, second edition   Terrestrial Impact Craters, second edition
Orbital and aerial views of impact craters on Earth; some extraterrestrial structures included for comparison. 40 images.
     
Shuttle Views the Earth: Human Imprints from Space   Shuttle Views the Earth: Human Imprints from Space
A selection of shuttle photographs revealing that much of the surface of our planet is inhospitable to human habitation, as well as documenting the high concentration of human development in those areas that are suitable for human habitation. 40 images.
     
The Solar System in 3-D   The Solar System in 3-D
A study of geology, atmospheres, and other structures using stereo imagery of the planets, their satellites, and the Sun. One pair of 3-D glasses is included. 40 images.
     
The Red Planet: A Survey of Mars, second edition   The Red Planet: A Survey of Mars, second edition
An overview of Mars, including its volcanos, the Valles Marineris canyon system, features formed by running water, the SNC meteorites, and its two small moons, Phobos and Deimos. This is the second edition, revised in 1997 to include recent images from Mars Pathfinder and the Hubble Space Telescope. 40 images.
     
Clementine Explores the Moon, second edition   Clementine Explores the Moon, second edition
A selection of imagery and global data coverage obtained by the Clementine spacecraft. This is the second edition, revised in 1997. 35 images.
     
It's a Dry Heat: The Geology of Venus from Magellan   It's a Dry Heat: The Geology of Venus from Magellan
This image set provides an overview of the radar imagery, altimetry, and gravity data collected by the Magellan Mission to Venus. 40 images.
     
Ancient Life on Mars   Ancient Life on Mars???
An examination of martian meteorites retrieved from Antarctica and recent evidence pointing to possible life on ancient Mars. 40 images.
     
A Spacecraft Tour of the Solar System, third edition   A Spacecraft Tour of the Solar System, third edition
A view of the principal distinctive features of each planet and its natural satellites. This is the third edition, revised in 2002. 40 images.
     
The WInds of Mars: Aeolian Activity and Landforms   The Winds of Mars: Aeolian Activity and Landforms
An overview of the types of aeolian activity and landforms found on Mars. Includes a glossary of martian place names and terms and a short reference list. 30 images.
     
Stones Winds and Ice: A Guide to Martian Impact Craters   Stones, Wind, and Ice: A Guide to Martian Impact Craters
Illustrates the diversity of martian impact craters and demonstrates their role in understanding the geological evolution of Mars. 30 images.
     

Volcanic Features of Hawaii and Other Worlds

  Volcanic Features of Hawaii and Other Worlds
Volcanos and volcanic features in Hawaii compared to features on other planets, with an emphasis on understanding the similarities and differences in volcanism in the solar system. 40 images.
     
Apollo Landing Sites   Apollo Landing Sites
Photographic coverage of the regional setting for the six Apollo landing sites. 40 images.
     
Volcanoes on Mars   Volcanoes on Mars
Illustrates various geologic features on Mars, including some of the best examples of Viking Orbiter images that include constructional volcanic landforms. 20 images.
     
Shuttle Views the Earth: Geology from Space   Shuttle Views the Earth: Geology from Space
Stunning geological features on Earth photographed by shuttle astronauts. 40 images.
     
Shuttle Views the Earth:Clouds from Space   Shuttle Views the Earth: Clouds from Space
Informative and visually impressive cloud photographs taken from the shuttle. 40 images.
     
Shuttle Views the Earth: Oceans from Space   Shuttle Views the Earth: Oceans from Space
A selection of fascinating and informative shuttle photographs of the oceans. 40 images.

 

 

Last updated January 23, 2013