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Extrasolar planets

A site about exoplanets from hyperphysics.

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Exoplanets.org

Find out the latest in the hunt from extrasolar planets on this site.

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How Planet Hunting Works

A brief description of how Planet Hunting works. This site is part of Marshall Brain's HowStuffWorks.com. Description of how planets form. Definition of a planet.

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Super planet crash

Drop planets around a star and see how long they last. Score points by placing the planets in the habitable zone. Can you make your solar system last 500 years?

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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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How did our planet form?

A written description of how the planets formed

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Where, oh where, does that planet go?

An elementary quiz based on the position and orbits of the planets.

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How to measure the atmosphere of another planet

Read how spectroscopy is used to determine what makes up the atmosphere of planets

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Detect The Jupiter Like Planet Around Three Stars

Details of how large planets have been detected around three other solar type stars. Understanding Doppler wobble aided by an exercise.

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Welcome to the Planets

a selection of the "best images" of planets (minor planets etc, and instruments) from NASA.

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