Last discussed in the 06-10-2005 Scout Report, NASA's Solar System Exploration website continues to offer a number of engaging ways to learn about planets, dwarf planets, moons, and other celestial bodies that make up our solar system. This sleekly designed and frequently updated website - featuring stunning photographs, detailed diagrams, educational resources, and a number of interesting interactives - was recently awarded a Webby Award for Best Science Website. Visitors may want to start by exploring NASA's profiles of planets, moons, and other solar system occupants, which are organized through a series of tabs at the top of this webpage. For instance, the solar system tab includes profiles of the sun and Kuiper Belt, while the small bodies tab features information about meteors and comets. These profiles feature top ten lists, photographs, diagrams, and much more. Visitors should also be sure to check out the more tab, which includes links to NASA interactives (including, for example, the Mars trek, which allows visitors to explore the red planet on their computer) and kids, a collection of hands-on activities for young scientists.
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