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Astronomy 161: The Solar System __ This site is an outline for a college course in astronomy dealing with the solar system and planets. There is a lot of information in the form of click-to-read articles. - illustrated - From University of Tennessee - http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/index.html 

 
Astronomy Today - Astronomy - Solar System __ "In this solar system section of Astronomy Today you will find articles on all the planets plus the Sun, the Moon and asteroids." - illustrated - From Astronomy Today - http://www.astronomytoday.com/astronomy/solarsystem.html    

 
Build a Solar System __ "JavaScript calculator of sizes and distances of solar system bodies for making a scale model." - Java capability needed. - illustrated - From Ron Hipschman - http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/ 


How Big is the Solar System __ "This is a classic exercise for visualizing just how BIG our Solar System really is. Both the relative size and spacing of the planets are demonstrated in this outdoor exercise, using a mere peppercorn to represent the size of the Earth." - From Guy Ottewell - http://www.noao.edu/education/peppercorn/pcmain.html 

 


 
JPL Solar System Dynamics __ You will find information related to all known bodies in orbit around the sun. - illustrated - From JPL - http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/ 


KidsAstronomy.com - Our Solar System __ You will find an interactive tour of the Solar System plus information about individual planets and their moons. - illustrated - From kidsastronomy.com - http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm 


NASA - JPL 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." - illustrated - From NASA - http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/
 
The Nine Planets Solar System Tour __ "This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each planet and the major moons in our solar system." You will find detailed information about the planets and many links to additional material. - illustrated - From nineplanets.org - http://www.nineplanets.org/ 

 

 


Solar System __ An encyclopedic article with links to related material. - illustrated - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_system 
A Solar System Scale Model Meta Page __ "Making scale models of the solar system is a useful way to learn about it." You will find a ton of resources here. - From vendian.org - http://www.vendian.org/mncharity/dir3/solarsystem/ 


Sun-Earth Misconceptions __ How many things do we commonly believe about the Sun and the Earth that are actually wrong? More than we realize? You can find out here. - From NASA - http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/istp/outreach/sunearthmiscons.html 

 

StarDate Online | Solar System Guide __ You will find an outline of the formation and evolution of planets, comets, asteroids, and of their features and exploration. - illustrated - From stardate.org - http://stardate.org/resources/ssguide/ 
 
USGS Astrogeology Program - Browse the Solar System __ "Click on a planetary image in the chart below to obtain more information on the selected object. NOTE: If you aren't using an image map capable browser, there is a text selection page available." - illustrated - From USGS - http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Projects/BrowseTheSolarSystem/ 

 


Views of the Solar System __ "Views of the Solar System presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more. Discover the latest scientific information, or study the history of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, spacecraft through a vast archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics and videos. Views of the Solar System offers enhanced exploration and educational enjoyment of the solar system and beyond." - illustrated - From solarviews.com - http://www.solarviews.com/eng/homepage.htm
 
Virtual Solar System @ nationalgeographic.com __ "Discover the wonders of our solar system in a spectacular 3-D environment. Take a flyby tour of the sun and each planet in its orbit, observe planets and extraterrestrial weather patterns up close, and more." - illustrated - From National Geographic - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/solarsystem/splash.html


Welcome to the Planets __ You will find select images from NASA's planetary exploration program. - illustrated - From NASA - http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/ 
 

 

 

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