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Notable changes to The Nine Planets:
  • 2011 In association with our friends at Solar System Scope we now have an interactive tour of the solar system
  • 2008 Apr 08: add Dwarf Planets Eris and Ceres
  • 2005 Jan 23: move to Host Excellence
  • 2005 Jan 17: move to Aplus.net
  • 2005 Jan 14: Huygens probe lands on Titan!
  • 2004 Jul 01: added search box
  • 2004 Mar 15: Sedna discovered by Brown et al
  • 2004 Feb 21: fixed lots of broken links; now using CSS and html 4.01 features
  • 2002 May 17: 11 more new Jovian moons discovered by Sheppard et al!
  • 2001 Jan 09: 11 new Jovian moons discovered by Sheppard et al!
  • 2000 Nov 22: 2 more Saturnian moons announced by Gladman et al
  • 2000 Oct 26: 4 new Saturnian moons announced by Gladman et al
  • 2000 Aug 22: official IAU names for 5 new Uranian moons
  • 2000 Jul 25: S/1999 J 1, new moon of Jupiter
  • 1999 Jul 31: two more Uranian moons
  • 1999 May 19: Uranus's new moon 1986 U 10
  • 1998 Sep 16: The Nine Planets Bookstore opens
  • 1998 May 01: Uranus's new moons named Caliban and Sycorax
  • 1998 Mar 05: Ice on the Moon confirmed!
  • 1997 Nov 17: added Galileo images of Jupiter's 4 inner moons
  • 1997 Nov 03: two new moons of Uranus discovered!
  • 1997 Oct 23: added 253 Mathilde page
  • 1997 Oct 15: Cassini launched successfully
  • 1997 Sep 17: Mars has a global magnetic field
  • 1997 Jun 27: first images of 253 Mathilde
  • 1996 Nov 17: images of Phobos from Phobos 2
  • 1996 Nov 8: major face lift
  • 1996 Aug 12: first Galileo image of Europa
  • 1996 Aug 7: preliminary evidence of life on Mars!!
  • 1996 Aug 2: fixed many stale links to JPL
  • 1996 Jul 10: new info and links to Galileo images of Ganymede
  • 1996 May 4: new info about the interior of Io from Galileo; cosmetic changes
  • 1996 Apr 30: added page about the origin of the solar system
  • 1996 Apr 22: added an image of Leda
  • 1996 Apr 22: added Arabic names to the Planetary Linguistics page
  • 1996 Mar 25: added amateur images to the seeing the solar system page
  • 1996 Mar 10: added a page about seeing the solar system
  • 1996 Mar 7: new HST images of Pluto
  • 1996 Jan 22: updated Jupiter page with preliminary info from the Galileo probe
  • 1996 Jan 17: info and references to the newly discovered planetary systems orbiting 70 Virginis and 47 Ursae Majoris
  • 1995 Oct 17: preliminary info about a planetary companion to the star 51 Pegasi
  • 1995 Oct 08: new info about the new Saturnian satellites (but the situation is still confused)
  • 1995 Oct 05: added a mirror in Korea
  • 1995 Sep 28: added a page about other solar systems
  • 1995 Sep 23: added mirrors in Italy and Brazil
  • 1995 Sep 15: added a mirror in Hungary
  • 1995 Sep 13: added a mirror in India
  • 1995 Sep 11: improved the Planetary Linguistics page
  • 1995 Sep 6: added a mirror in Hong Kong
  • 1995 Aug 23: added mirrors in Greece and Italy
  • 1995 Aug 10: added another Japanese mirror
  • 1995 Aug 3: added an image of a carbonaceous chondrite meteorite (finally!)
  • 1995 Jul 28: added a page about possible new satellites of Saturn (including an HST image)
  • 1995 Jul 26: added references to USGS nomenclature pages
  • 1995 Jul 23: added info about observing the planets and links to Mike Harvey's charts
  • 1995 Jul 18: added California mirror site
  • 1995 Jul 03: added Japanese mirror site (and another on 7/9)
  • 1995 Jun 20: added additional data page
  • 1995 Jun 18: added references to many new movies from Calvin Hamilton of LANL
  • 1995 Jun 17: added a reference to an image of Clyde Tombaugh
  • 1995 Jun 16: added an image from HST's recent detection of small Kuiper Belt objects
  • 1995 Jun 16: added summaries of the rings of Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune
  • 1995 Jun 15: inline images of Metis and Thebe
  • 1995 Jun 14: new tidbits on the Hypothetical Planets page
  • 1995 May 24: new large inline image of Venus
  • 1995 May 16: added image of Pandora, Prometheus and Saturn's F ring
  • 1995 Apr 21: info and images of 4 Vesta
  • 1995 Apr 21: new HST images of Neptune
  • 1995 Apr 21: What's New page
  • 1995 Apr 11: Copyright page
  • 1995 Mar 28: new HST images of Mars and Venus
  • 1994 Nov 16: The Nine Planets is the Cool Site of the Day
  • 1994 Oct 22: first copy at SEDS
  • 1994 Oct 13: first "publication" notice
  • 1994 Jul 27: completed first draft (somewhat delayed by SL9 week)
Numerous minor updates and fixes are not listed above. The dates at the bottom of each page indicate the most recent change to the text of that page (not counting fixes to typos and broken URLs).

See also: What's New at LANL.


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