Version B of the Earth installment of our solar system poster series.
The posters are best printed on 11x17 paper. Several download options are available in the column on the right.
- There are six iterations of this poster: Version A, Version B (this one), Version C, Version D, Version E and Version F.
About the image: Florida, the Bahamas and Cuba as seen by the International Space Station. Credit: JSC Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit/ARES Division/Exploration Integration Science Directorate
On the Back
Earth—our home planet—is the third planet from the Sun, and the only place we know of so far that’s inhabited by living things.
While Earth is only the fifth largest planet in the solar system, it is the only world in our solar system with liquid water on the surface. Just slightly larger than nearby Venus, Earth is the biggest of the four planets closest to the Sun, all of which are made of rock and metal.
The name Earth is at least 1,000 years old.
All of the planets, except for Earth, were named after Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. However, the name Earth is a Germanic word, which simply means “the ground.”
Explore Earth in depth at https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/earth