An Overview of the Solar System
Publisher: Wikipedia 2013
The Solar System comprises the Sun and its planetary system of eight planets, as well as a number of dwarf planets, satellites, and other objects that orbit the Sun. It formed 4.6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of a giant molecular cloud.
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by Elbert A. King - Lunar and Planetary Institute
The excitement of the Apollo program was that it accomplished a bold leap from the surface of the Earth to the Moon. The deed challenged our technology and engineering skill. Preparations are being made now for another and even more daring leap.
by D.E. Hughes, J.K. Bowker - Lunar and Planetary Institute
This Atlas is considered the definitive reference manual to the global photographic coverage of the Moon. The images contained within the atlas are excellent for studying lunar morphology because they were obtained at low to moderate Sun angles.
A trans-Neptunian object is any minor planet in the Solar System that orbits the Sun at a greater average distance (semi-major axis) than Neptune. The Kuiper belt, scattered disk, and Oort cloud are conventional divisions of this volume of space.
by Calvin J. Hamilton
This page presents a vivid adventure unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more. Discover the latest scientific information, or study the history of space exploration, scientific facts, graphics and videos.