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Solar System Exploration
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.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Educational
    • Government
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-384
Related resources:
This resource references 'NSSDC Photo Gallery'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Editor: Phil Davis
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Solar System Exploration Website