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.
Impact Craters, second edition
Orbital and aerial views of impact craters on Earth; some extraterrestrial structures included for comparison. 40 images.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Life on Mars???
An examination of martian meteorites retrieved from Antarctica and recent evidence pointing to possible life on ancient Mars. 40 images.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photographic coverage of the regional setting for the six Apollo landing sites. 40 images.
Illustrates various geologic features on Mars, including some of the best examples of Viking Orbiter images that include constructional volcanic landforms. 20 images.
Views the Earth: Geology from Space
Stunning geological features on Earth photographed by shuttle astronauts. 40 images.
Views the Earth: Clouds from Space
Informative and visually impressive cloud photographs taken from the shuttle. 40 images.
Views the Earth: Oceans from Space
A selection of fascinating and informative shuttle photographs of the oceans. 40 images.