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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Every round object in the solar system under 10,000 kilometers in diameter, to scale

Filed under Enceladus, Dione, Tethys, Titan, Rhea, NASA Mars missions before 1996, Iapetus, MESSENGER, Dawn, Saturn's moons, dwarf planets beyond Neptune, Mimas, Jupiter's moons, Io, Pluto, Europa, scale comparisons, Charon, Ganymede, amateur image processing, Eris, Callisto, the Moon, Mars, asteroid 4 Vesta, New Horizons, Cassini, Galileo, Voyager 1 and 2, asteroid 2 Pallas, asteroid 1 Ceres, trans-neptunian objects, pretty pictures, asteroids, best of, Triton, Neptune's moons, Uranus' moons

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Every round object in the solar system under 10,000 kilometers in diameter, to scale Under a size cutoff of 10,000 kilometers, there are two planets, 18 or 19 moons, 1 or 2 asteroids, and 87 trans-Neptunian objects, most of which do not yet have names. All are shown to scale, keeping in mind that for most of the trans-Neptunian objects, their sizes are only approximately known.

Montage by Emily Lakdawalla. Data from NASA / JPL, JHUAPL/SwRI, SSI, and UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA, processed by Gordan Ugarkovic, Ted Stryk, Bjorn Jonsson, Roman Tkachenko, and Emily Lakdawalla.

Estimated sizes for Kuiper belt objects from Mike Brown's "How many dwarf planets are there in the outer solar system?" page, retrieved on November 2, 2015.

Original image data dated on or about July 14, 2015.

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