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The Nine Planets
- Overview, sections dedicated to each planet and the smaller bodies - with data, information and some pictures - glossary and appendices.

Views of the Solar System
- Comprehensive multimedia tour with statistical data, detailed information, pictures and videos. Also includes educational resources.



Astromaterials Curation
Features Moon rocks, Mars meteorites, and space exposed materials at NASA's curation office.

Astronomy 161: The Solar System
Overview with historical background and basic astronomy concepts, details about planets, satellites, asteroids, comets and meteors.

Astronomy Today - Solar System
Fairly detailed information about our sun and its planets.

BBCi Space: Solar System
3D tour including videos with audio and text information on the Sun and the bodies orbiting around it. (Shockwave and Realplayer required)

Computing Planetary Positions
A detailed online tutorial on how to compute planetary locations using math formulas.

Endless Boundaries
Information on the Sun, planets and moons.

Exploring the Planets
Sponsored by the National Air and Space Museum, contains many interesting facts about the planets, pictures, comparisons and a section dedicated to spacecraft.

Free Software for Planetary Science
Image processing browers for Mariner 6, 7, 9, 10, Venera 15/16, and Viking Orbiter.

Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
Protocols for naming planetary features, by the Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature of the International Astronomical Union.

Meteor Photo Gallery
Images of meteors in flight.

Northeast Regional Planetary Data Center
Includes list of available image collections and how to obtain the data at the facility (no images are online).

Nova Celestia
Provides overview and original illustrations of elements.

Orrery: Solar System Simulator
A Java applet that simulates gravitating masses. Features a working model with motions and sizes of 70 planets and moons to scale.

Orrery: The Solar System in Action
A concise tour containing numerous educational resources, and support for Spacetech's Orrery application.

A Planet Pursuit
Pictures, facts and general information on the nine planets.

Planetary Cartography and Graphics by Ralph Aeschliman
Planetary maps and graphics of Mars, the Moon and Venus.

Planetary Fact Sheet
Table of essential measurements and facts regarding the nine planets with links to highly detailed summaries.

Planetary Science Institute
Research and educational institute with projects to study planets, asteroids, and comets.

The Planetary Society: Our Solar System
Concise information about all planets, comets and asteroids.

Rotation of Sun and Planets
The rotation period of a large body circled by one or more satellites can be calculated theoretically.

SkyScopes
Information about planetary astronomy and space exploration and habitat. Online chat, message boards, and related links. Sells replicas and toys.

Smiley's Planet
Explore the solar system's planets. Includes pictures, descriptions, statistical information and a special section on the latest voyage to Mars.

The Solar Space Station
Facts, descriptions and pictures, with sections about the Sun, the planets and meteors and asteroids.

The Solar System
History of and basic facts about major solar system bodies.

Solar System Dynamics
Web-based resources accompanying the book Solar System Dynamics, by Carl D. Murray and Stanley F. Dermott.

Solar System Dynamics
Provides detailed information related to known bodies in orbit around the Sun. Ephemerides, physical parameters, Earth close-approaches, observer tools.

Solar System Ephemeris
Providing ephemeris of a variety of Sun orbiting bodies.

Solar System Exploration Home Page
The Solar System Exploration Home Page is part of NASA's Office of Space Science and describes NASA's program to explore the solar system.

The Solar System in Pictures
Quizzes and images about all the bodies of our planetary system.

Solar System Simulator
Online software that generates views of the bodies of our planetary system at any date from any artificial or natural point of observation.

Solar System Simulator
Shows the position of Venus, Earth and Mars at any date from 1900-2100.

Stardate Online: Guide to the Solar System
Contains an outline of the formation and evolution of planets, comets, asteroids, and of their features and exploration.

Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto
Encyclopedia article about the outermost planets.

USGS Astrogeology Research Program
Features planetary imagery, research, GIS, mapping, and image processing software. The site provides information about the group and about the Solar System.

Virtual Solar System
Images, facts and quizzes about the nine planets. Also includes a scale model.

Welcome to the Planets
Select images from NASA's planetary exploration program.

Windows to the Universe
Aimed at portraying Earth and Space Sciences in a fun way. Includes information about space weather, global space physics and a real time movie of current solar activity.

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