Solar System

Tours of the Solar System

Asteroids -- Comets -- Meteors -- Mars -- Venus -- Pluto -- Saturn -- Sun -- Moon


Current Diagram of Solar System http://www.learnwhatsup.com/astro/current/solar_system.shtml

Planetary and Satellite data -- Fact Sheet - http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/

General Solar System Surveys/Tours

Planetary Data Systems http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov -- data from all Solar System exploration missions

3D renderings and maps of the planets and satellites -- http://www.mmedia.is/~bjj/index.html Bjšrn J—nsson.

ASP: Resources for Exploring the Solar System (Andrew Fraknoi--ASP) http://www.aspsky.org/education/solarsys.html

ASTEROIDS

COMETS

Ephemerides of the Planets -- Solar System Dynamics Group at JPL -- http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov

JUPITER

Kuiper Belt October 7, 2002--HUBBLE SPOTS AN ICY WORLD FAR BEYOND PLUTO--NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has measured the largest object in the solar system seen since the discovery of Pluto 72 years ago. Approximately half the size of Pluto, the icy world 2002 LM60, dubbed "Quaoar" (pronounced kwa-whar) by its discoverers, is the farthest object in the solar system ever to be resolved by a telescope. It was initially detected by a ground-based telescope as simply a dot of light, until astronomers aimed Hubble's powerful telescope at it. Quaoar is about 4 billion miles away from Earth, well over a billion miles farther away than Pluto. Unlike Pluto, its orbit around the Sun is circular, even more so than most of the planetary-class bodies in the solar system. Although smaller than Pluto, Quaoar is greater in volume than all the asteroids combined (though probably only one-third the mass of the asteroid belt, because it's icy rather than rocky)... RELEASE: 02-190--http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/pr/2002/17

MARS

METEORS/METEORITES

Models of the Solar System
  • MOON
  • Naming of Planets http://wwwflag.wr.usgs.gov/USGSFlag/Space/nomen/nomen.html

    Origin of the Solar System

    Orreries

    Planets for Kids - http://www.planetsforkids.org

    PLUTO

    Planetary Names (features on bodies in the solar system): USGS planetary gazetteer -- http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/

    SATURN

    SUN

    VENUS

    What would I weigh on another planet? http://www.mobal.com/articles/40.html

    World's largest model of the solar system http://www.bradley.edu/las/phy/solar_system.htm

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