Solar System Exploration

Phil Davis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Solar System Exploration Website

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Solar System Exploration, a NASA Office of Space Science site, is dedicated to information about the exploration of our solar system. Press releases, latest images, and late breaking astronomy news discuss the most up-to-date knowledge. The planets section has facts about all nine planets, as well as a comparative data table (for mass, orbit, volume, density, rotation, etc.). Each planet is described in detail, and links to additional information are given. The missions section highlights the dates, objectives, and general overview about each spacecraft. There is also a technology and research section, as well as a timeline illustrating the history of space exploration.

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Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Primary (K-2), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Planetary Science
Topics: Solar systemKeyword: Planets