The Solar System consists of the Sun and the astronomical objects gravitationally bound in orbit around it, all of which formed from the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately billion years ago. of the system’s mass is in the Sun.
This magnificent image is a portrait of the Earth taken in one single shot. At 121 megapixels, it is the highest resolution image of the planet ever and was taken by the geostationary Russian weather satellite the Electro-L.
"The Chart of Cosmic Exploration features hand-illustrated renderings of every orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor to ever successfully slip the surly bonds of Earth's orbit. Plus all of our pretty-cool planets in our pretty-great Solar System.