About This Site

Welcome to the Solar System 101 Beta Site

Coming Soon: Test your trivia skills in "Cosmo-Logic."
Coming in 2013: Test your trivia skills in "Cosmo-Logic."

Something's different. What happened to the old kids section?
All your favorite features are here. We've just put them in a nice, new shiny wrapper. We've also added homework help and more focused planet pages to supplement the wealth of information on our main planet pages.

It looks so different. What did you do?
You've probably seen parallax scrolling in video games. Our programmers used independent layers of graphics that scroll at different speeds to create a 3D effect without eating up all your computer's processing power. Scientist have been using parallax to determine cosmic distances for years and it seemed like a great way to showcase our solar system.

Who is this site for?
Much of the information is focused on 10 to 14 year olds since that's when teachers start to focus on space exploration. We've also created a special area for younger visitors. But everyone is welcome. As our model guru pointed out, you're never too old to build a spacecraft model.

What happened to the Solar System Exploration site?
It's still here. You can go back to it by clicking on the link in the lower right corner of the site or just go http://solarsystem.nasa.gov.

What's in the works for the future?
A good Website is never finished. We'll be working on new features and tweaking content in the coming months, so check back often.

Got more questions? Suggestions?
Send us questions and comments and we'll do our best to respond. Thanks for visiting.