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Welcome to the Planets
This collection of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program includes descriptions of images with an audio format, planet profiles with data sets, spacecraft exploration information, and a zoom-in feature to view the image at closer range. There is also a glossary with hundreds of entries, and an explorer section to learn about past and future space missions.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Real Audio or Media Player 3 Audio is needed to listen to captions.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1995-2001, California Institute of Technology. U.S. Government sponsorship acknowledged. Welcome to the Planets is a trademark of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-383
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planetary Data System