The Planets
Jupiter and one of its moons

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 5-12
Year: 1976


This NASA video segment describes the atmosphere and geologic features of each of the planets in the solar system. Viewers learn about the continuous cloud cover over Venus, the canyons and channels of Mars, and the similarity of Jupiter to a miniature solar system. The video also discusses the composition of Saturn's rings and the asteroid belt.

The Planets
Duration: 4 minutes 57 seconds
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This video clip is part of the Universe DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.


Other video learning clips in this series include:
The Universe Is Born
Scientists Use Observatories to Learn About the Sun
The Structure of the Sun and Solar Events
A Look Beyond the Planets: Nebulae, Stars, Quasars and Galaxies
Lifecycle of a Star
The Evolving Universe
Is There Life Out There?: NASA's Search Continues