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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.
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?
A written description of how the planets formed
An elementary quiz based on the position and orbits of the planets.
Read how spectroscopy is used to determine what makes up the atmosphere of planets
Details of how large planets have been detected around three other solar type stars. Understanding Doppler wobble aided by an exercise.
a selection of the "best images" of planets (minor planets etc, and instruments) from NASA.
Planet Science contains lots of great articles and activities in all areas of science plus some brilliant little games.
A site containing lots of images of the planets in the solar system and the machines used to take the pictures. This site also contains a comprehensive glossary of space terms.
A really interesting data visualisation of all the planets Kepler has found, complete with information about their size, temperature, and distance and period of orbit.
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