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Comparative Planetology

The following sites provide a variety on information on Mercury as well as the other planets. In addition to information and images of each planet, you will also find overviews of the history and mythology of the planets.

The Solar System Through History

The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our Solar System. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies; most provide references to additional related information.

Planetary Missions, Data and Information

The National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) is NASA’s archive for lunar and planetary data and images. This site contains information on all nine planets, as well as some on comets and asteroids. You will find planetary fact sheets along with plenty of images.

NASA Images of the Planets

Welcome to the Planets

This JPL site contains a collection of many of the best images from NASA’s planetary exploration program.

Hubble Space Telescope Public Pictures

Search this site for present and past pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope. You will also find movies and animations.

Mercury’s Transit

On November 15, 1999, the western Hemisphere experienced an astronomical event unseen for 25 years. On that day the planet Mercury passed between the Earth and the Sun - an event known as a transit. This web site contains information, animations, and photos of this unusual astronomical event.