Space and The Solar System — Wilton Library
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Space and The Solar System

Search our catalog for the subject words space, names of specific planets, universe, or solar system, with juvenile (enter words with spaces between them).

Don’t forget to ask the librarian if there are books set aside on school reserve for this topic!

Amazing Space
From the Space Telescope Science Institute.
Exploring the Planets: Tools of Exploration
Have you ever wondered why the Moon has so many craters? Do you know which planet has the largest volcano, or what causes storms on Jupiter? The Cyber-Center is a simulated research center at the National Air and Space Museum where you can explore these and many other mysteries of the Solar System.
Astronaut Information on the NASA World Wide Web
Get facts about astronauts and cosmonauts and learn how to become one.
Exploring the Planets
Although the information here is intended for older students, the National Air and Space Museum presents lots of planet pictures and facts.
Hawaiian Astronomical Society Deepsky Atlas: Constellation List
An alphabetical list of constellations with stories and facts about each one.
Johnson Space Center
Links to information about space and space exploration just for students.
NASA Kids
This site from NASA is full of games and activities about the space program.  
Space Daily
A daily newsmagazine dedicated to space exploration.
StarChild
A learning center for young astronomers from NASA.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
Information and links to other sites about the solar system.
The Thousand-Yard Model or, the Earth as a Peppercorn
How big is the solar system? Find out here.
Welcome to the Planets
This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA’s planetary exploration program.
Windows to the Universe
Lots of images, facts, and links.