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Neptune's large satellite Triton is one of the coolest objects in our solar system. It is so cold that most of Triton's nitrogen is condensed as frost, giving its surface an icy sheen that reflects 70 percent of the sunlight that hits it.

Experts estimate that there are as many as 170 moons orbiting the eight planets of our section of the galaxy. Here's our look at some of the beautiful, bold and essentially unexplained moons of our solar system.

*Triton The Moon of Neptune*   One of more than ten moons that orbit Neptune. Average temperature is 400 degrees below zero! The only moon in our solar system to revolve around its planet the opposite way that the planet revolves...interesting.  # planets # Neptune # Triton

Neptune's largest satellite Triton taken from the Voyager 2 spacecraft.

Jupiter's moon Io - Getty Images

Oct 2010 Io in True Color Credit: Galileo Project, JPL, NASA The strangest moon in the Solar System is bright yellow. Io's colors derive from sulfur and molten silicate rock. The unusual surface of Io is kept very young by its system of active volcanoes.

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NASA released high quality renderings of Pluto

Asteroids, or minor planets, are small and often irregularly shaped celestial bodies. The known majority of them orbit the Sun in the so-called main asteroid belt, between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter.

A NASA infrared telescope spotted light from the alien planet 55 Cancrie, which orbits a star 41 light-years from Earth.

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Light from an alien "super-Earth" twice the size of our own Earth has been detected by a NASA space telescope for the first time in what astronomers are calling a historic achievement.

Mars, source: Hubble telescope

The red planet Mars, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. Can you imagine seeing this in our night sky? It'd be terrifying! Image via NASA.

Fluorite on Sphalerite, from Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico

Fluorite on Sphalerite, from Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico

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It just 'accidently' makes the symbol of infinity! perfect since in symbolism, the sun symbols Christ, the moon the Church. ~ mw ~ Fixed position photograph of the sun, taken at the same time of day over a year. Looks like the infinity symbol!

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Funny pictures about The real size of the sun. Oh, and cool pics about The real size of the sun. Also, The real size of the sun.

"Check out tha big brain on Brad!.." lol

Blue Nebula In astronomy, Nebula clouds reflection nebulae are clouds of interstellar dust which reflect the light of a nearby star or stars

Mercury

Mercury ( NASA ) A perspective view of ancient volcanic plains in the northern high latitudes of the planet Mercury, revealed by instruments aboard the Messenger spacecraft.

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Ice crystals form on Chippewa River

Ice crystals form on Chippewa River

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