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Solar System applet

Java animation showing the motion of the planets of the solar system, moons of Jupiter and two comets.

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Most of the world’s solar panels are facing the wrong direction

It turns out solar panels get slightly more power if they face west rather than south.

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My solar system

Build your own solar system in this flash simulation with stars, planets and moons, and see what weird and wonderful orbits you can create.

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Solar System Live

A relatively basic animation that allows you to view the entire Solar system, or just the inner planets (through the orbit of Mars).

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Orrery: The Solar System In Action

Site giving information about the solar system, including individual planets, comets, asteroids and meteorites.

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Solar system exploration

This NASA site tells you all there is to know about exploring our solar system. With information on all the planets and missions past, present and future.

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A taste of Solar Maximum

Read how NASA is watching the space weather from the sun as the solar maximum approaches.

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Solar system visualiser

Visit this interactive site to explore the orbits of planets and their moons in our solar system and also in a wide selection of extrasolar planetary systems.

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Illustrated Solar Physics Terminology

A glossary of solar physics jargon which links to pictures.

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How did the solar system form

Concise explanation of how the solar system started and the planets formed.

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