What Colour Is Each Planet?

What are the true colors of each planet in our Solar system? I’ve seen the same planet colored differently in different photos.

Here are the true colors of major planets to the best of my knowledge (spacecraft photos appearing in the media often have false coloration):

Mercury: grey; Mercury has practically no atmosphere, so we just see the rocky surface.

More at Curious About Astronomy?

Advertisements
This entry was posted in General and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s