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Oct 16

Solar System Database

Are you looking for a database of planets and satellites in Excel format with their facts and figures, for research or to make a website? I made a database for you, sourcing data from solarsystem.nasa.gov, manually compiled in Excel in 2014 and offer it here for FREE download.

I made it for personal interest of comparing facts of all planets and satellites at same time, while the NASA website allow only 1 vs 1 comparison.

Solar System Database - planets and satellites facts and figures

What is included

The current version of database include planets and satellites in hydrostatic equilibrium (approximately round shape). I have not included satellites with less than 400 km in diameter of planets beyond Jupiter.

If in 1990s were known 77 bodies in solar system, today 300+ bodies were discovered. Since 1997, each year bring discovery of new satellites, most of them under 10 km diameter. Not much data is available about them on NASA website, some estimated data is shown on Wikipedia, and as the space exploration progress, the data is likely to change. Do I should add more satellites in the next version of database?

Sun
Planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.
Dwarf Planets: Ceres, Pluto, Makemake, Haumea, Eris.
Satellites: Earth: Moon; Mars: Phobos, Deimos; Jupiter: Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto; Saturn: Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan, Iapetus; Uranus: Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, Oberon; Neptune: Triton; Pluto: Charon.

Note: I have a long hobby for geography and astronomy. First time I made a solar system database in Word around year 2000 sourcing data from old 1970s atlases dating back from my parents school age, and another one made in 2004 sourcing data from Encarta Encyclopedia 2002.

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