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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.
  • A Planet Pursuit: Pictures, facts and general information on the nine planets.
  • About Atmosphere: Summary information regarding the atmospheres of each planet in our solar system.
  • Aniket World: Personal page reporting basic features of the planets and some links.
  • 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)
  • DiscoverThePlanets.Com: Various images, brief information, moons, summaries of past and planned missions.
  • 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.
  • Northeast Regional Planetary Data Center: Includes list of available image collections and how to obtain the data at the facility (no images are online).
  • 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.
  • Our Solar System: Basic information and low resolution pictures of the bodies of our planetary system.
  • Our Solar System - Planets Alive: Offers overview information. Includes list of planetary space missions.
  • 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 Materials Curation: Features Moon rocks, Mars meteorites, and space exposed materials at NASA's curation office.
  • Planetary Science Institute: Research and educational institute with projects to study planets, asteroids, and comets.
  • 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.
  • Solar System - Celestial Mechanics: A theory about the rotation of sun and planets, planetary rings, origin of solar system, solar cycles and climate variations.
  • Solar System Discoveries by JJ Kavelaars: References to minor planets and moons of planets that were discovered by JJ Kavelaars.
  • 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 Dynamics: Web-based resources accompanying the book Solar System Dynamics, by Carl D. Murray and Stanley F. Dermott.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Planetary Society: Solar System Guide: Current and concise information about all planets, major satellites, comets and asteroids.
  • The Solar Space Station: Facts, descriptions and pictures, with sections about the Sun, the planets and meteors and asteroids.
  • The Solar System: Detailed guide to the sun and planetary system, asteroids, comets, meteor hits on Earth and the other planets.
  • The Solar System: History of and basic facts about major solar system bodies.
  • The Solar System in Pictures: Quizzes and images about all the bodies of our planetary system.
  • 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.
  • Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto: Journey to the outer reaches of the solar system and discover what scientists have learned about Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
  • 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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