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Visual Tour of the Solar System - The Sun
Take a Visual Solar System Tour with us. Blast off to discover information on the sun and planets in our solar system. Learn more about our galactic neighborhood, our solar system. The Sun
Solar System Tour - Facts about Our Solar System - Solar System Tour
Take a Solar System Tour, a guide to Space exploration close to home. Discover information on planets in our solar system. Find pictures of objects in our solar system. Learn about the history of our solar system. Solar System facts and pictures.
The Nine Planets
Bill Arnett's excellent overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each planet and the major moons in our solar system. This is one of the first places I turn to when i'm looking for information.
The Origin of Our Solar System
One of the great mysteries in astronomy is how our solar system evolved. While the collapse of a solar nebula has been touted as the most likely explanation, there are still hurdles standing in the way.
What is a Moon?
What is a moon? It's a simple question that may, on the surface, have an obvious answer. One has to do little more than look up in the night sky on clear evenings to see an example of such an object. But when it comes to defining these magnificent objects, the answer may not be so clear.
In 2006 there was quite a controversy when the International Astronomical Union decided that Pluto, long held as the ninth planet of the solar system, was to be demoted. Its new title would be "drawf planet". What is such an object? What makes it different from the regular planets that we are all familiar with? Are there others like it out in...
Prior to 2006 every object in orbit around our Sun was either a Planet, a Minor Planet or a Comet. When the issue of Pluto's planet-hood was raised a new term, Dwarf Planet, was introduced. However, the term Minor Planet is still used today and classifies a unique set of objects in our Solar System.
Is There Such a Thing as a Planet Sound?
Is there such a thing as a Planet Sound? In the early 90s NASA produced music tracks that depicted the "sounds of the planets". This music is a collection or eerie, spooky sounds that are, actually, quite calming. But since sound can't travel through empty space, how could a planet produce a sound?