- 1. Solar System Data
- Tables of many physical and orbital
parameters for each of the major bodies in the solar system.
- 2. Extrema
- Lists of the biggest, smallest, brightest
and densest bodies in the solar system and a list of those bodies least
unsuitable for life.
- 3. Discovery Chronology
- Lists of which bodies were
discovered in each century since Galileo.
- 4. The Origin of the Solar System
- A brief description of the early history of the solar system.
- 5. Planetary Linguistics
- Some interesting linguistic tidbits relating to the planets.
- 6. Astronomical Names
- An explanation of the way names
are chosen for astronomical bodies and their surface features.
- 7. Hypothetical Planets
- An essay on planets and moons that turned out to not be real.
- 8. Master Picture List
- A large (140k) and comprehensive list
of planetary pictures available on the Net.
- A. Credits
- People and publications that helped.
- B. Mirror sites
- The sites around the Net where The Nine Planets is located.
- C. Technical Help
- Look here if you're having trouble viewing The Nine Planets or
the files it references.
- D. Copyrights
- The images are NASA's, the text is mine.
Bill Arnett; last updated:
1996 December 11