Explore Our Solar System

Could we live on other planets?

Created by,
Neal Schlegel
Kim Franklin

Curriculum Info  Meet the Authors

MovieWorks. "Space Background." Space.jpg. 2004. MyeCoach Library. Online. 25 November 2005.


By looking at these web-sites, you will learn more about the planets of our solar system, compare them (mathematically), and see if it could be possible to inhabit other planets. You will create a table to compare the planets of our solar sytem, and you will share information about one of the planets with your classmates.

    •10th Planet Discovered
Astronomers have found a new planet in the outer reaches of the solar system.
    •Ask an Astronomer
Do you have a question about a topic in astronomy or about an object in space? Check the categories on this page to see if your question has already been answered. If not, ask an Astronomer!
    •Build a Solar System
You can build a physically accurate (but smaller) model of the solar system with this calculator. It will determine the correct size of objects in the solar system based on the size of the sun that you input.
    •How Much Would You Weigh on the Other Planets?
Want to know how much you weigh on other planets in the solar system? Enter your weight here in pounds or kilograms and find out. Basic data about the planets are available here with a link to more information.
    •JPL Solar System Exploration
Learn about the NASA spacecraft and robotics that have been used to study the planets.
    •Most Distant Object in Solar System Discovered
NASA-funded researchers have discovered the most distant object orbiting Earth's Sun. The object is a mysterious planet-like body three times farther from Earth than Pluto.
    •Solar System
An extensive set of pages about the solar system with information on everything from the fiery furnace of the sun to the frigid depths of the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud is discussed -- not to mention all nine planets and all their moons, including the recently discovered ones in the past few years.
    •Space.com's Guide to the Solar System
In this website you will find the following information about the nine planets of our solar system: distance from the sun, diameter in miles, rotation in earth time, and orbit in earth time.
    •StarChild: The Planets
The planets of our solar system are all unique. Read a summary about each planet, and view a fact page about each one. Answer questions and view photos from various spacecraft and telescopes.
    •The Nine Planets
This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each planet and the major moons in our solar system.
    •The Solar System in Pictures
Pictures of and information about all the planets in the solar system.
    •UCAR--Our Solar System
Visit links to the Sun, the planets and other small bodies in the Solar System. Find out about solar system formation, and facts about the bodies in the solar system. See news highlights, and archives of images of the Sun, planets, comets, and asteroids.
    •Views of the Solar System
Views of the Solar System presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more. Views of the Solar System offers enhanced exploration and educational enjoyment of the solar system and beyond.

Last updated: November 26 2005, 6:08 am
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