Lunar and Planetary Institute






Planets and the Solar System
Content Resources for the Pre-Service Educator

The Nine Planets
An overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system.

Views of the Solar System
An archive of images and videos on the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, the history of space exploration, and more.

Solar System Exploration Forum
The latest on missions (past/present/future) with images and releases, as well as up-to-date background information about our planetary bodies and moons. The education link includes materials, lesson plans, and resources for children and educators.

The Planetary Photojournal
Images of the bodies of our Solar System. This site is suitable for children 11 and up and is easy to navigate.