To celebrate the Hive Overmind's Discover Magazine's new picture gallery software, I've collected my favorite pictures of all the planets in our solar system and put them together here for your viewing awesomeness. I've also thrown in the Sun and Moon, as well as one bonus surprise at the end. Each picture has a brief description, a link to the original higher-res version, and also a link to a blog post I've written with more information.
My picture choices may surprise you. I didn't just pick them for their beauty, but also for the story they tell, what happened behind the scenes, and simply because they're cool. I hope you agree. Whether you do or don't, leave a comment and link to your faves!
Solar system picture credit: Wikipedia/NASA