From site: The Nine Planets is a collection of information about our Solar System intended for a general audience with little technical background. No special expertise or knowledge is needed; all technical and astronomical terms and proper names are defined in the glossary. The bulk of this material should be familiar to planetary scientists and astronomers but they may find a few interesting tidbits, too.
This site consists of about 100 pages, one page for each major body in the Solar System. Each page has:
- a large picture of its object and usually several smaller thumbnail images (all linked to their full-size originals)
- some scientific and historical facts about it,
satellites then its page has a table of data on them and links to their pages,
- links to more images and information about the object elsewhere on the Web, and
- a list of open issues for which we as yet have no answers.
To truly justify the title of “Multimedia Tour”, I’ve also included:
- short sound clips from Holst’s The Planets (about 10 seconds or 180k each) for seven of the planets;
- sound clips of my mellifluous voice pronouncing some of the more unusual names;
- links to “movies” of a few objects.
There are also a few miscellaneous pages: on planetary science spacecraft, the glossary, a list of some of the planetary images available elsewhere on the Net, some bits of history, several pages of data and a special plea for your support of the space program.