2019 NASA Explores Our Solar System Trading Card Set

2019 NASA Exlores Our Solar System - 12 Our Solar System

NASA Explores Our Solar System Trading Card Set was released in June 2019 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The 15-card "Solar System and Beyond" collection was designed by Moore Boeck, Inc.

The trading card packs were distributed to educational institutions and space advocacy programs. Each card measures 2.625 x 3.625 inches, slightly larger than a standard-sized trading card. The card templates are available to download and print for free from NASA: "Solar System and Beyond Trading Cards"

2019 NASA Exlores Our Solar System - 5 Earth's Moon

Apollo 12 Commander Charles "Pete" Conrad appears uncredited with the Surveyor 3 lander in the Mare Cognitum portion of the Oceanus Procellarum. The photograph was taken by Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean during EVA-1 on November 20, 1969. The Lunar Module Intrepid and Unified S-Band System antenna can be seen in the background.

"Earth's Moon was likely formed after a Mars-sized body collided with Earth several billion years ago. Earth's only natural satellite is simply called 'the Moon' because people didn't know other moons existed until Galileo Galilei discovered four moons orbiting Jupiter in 1610."

2019 NASA Exlores Our Solar System - 7 Mars

The Mars card depicts wheel tracks from the Curiosity rover, seen from an eastward view of the "Dingo Gap" sand dune. The tracks on each of the six wheels contain odometry markers and the Morse code characters "JPL" for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The original image was taken by the Curiosity Mast Camera (Mastcam) on February 9, 2014, sol 538 of the Mars Science Laboratory mission. The card image has been white balanced to match Earth lighting conditions. The raw color version is available on the NASA Science website: "Curiosity’s Color View of Martian Dune After Crossing It"

"Mars is a cold desert world with a thin atmosphere. NASA missions have found lots of evidence that Mars was much wetter and warmer, with a thicker atmosphere, billions of years ago."

NASA Explores Our Solar System
1 Beyond Our Solar System
2 Asteroids
3 Comets
4 Earth
5 Earth's Moon
6 Jupiter
7 Mars
8 Mercury
9 Neptune
10 Pluto
11 Saturn
12 Our Solar System
13 The Sun
14 Uranus
15 Venus