NASA is the most visited government site on the web, yet still lacks a fun, interactive experience to teach interested viewers more about our solar system and the universe.
NASA's educational program is committed to educating people of all ages. Be it as it may, luring interested parties to more information on the planets isn't necessarily a strong point when navigating NASA's site to planets of interest.
In this study, each page is meant to capture the viewer's attention with mind blowing, high-definition imagery, and a colored ambience to enhance the mood. Mood altering colors and bold typefaces are meant to lure in users for information about each planet and the roles they play within our beloved solar system.
Mercury is only slightly larger than Earth's moon. Like the moon, Mercury has very little atmosphere to stop impacts and it is covered with craters. Mercury's dayside is super-heated by the sun, but at night temperatures drop hundreds of degrees below freezing.
The atmosphere of Venus is very hot and thick. You would not survive a visit to the surface of the planet—you couldn’t breathe the air, you would be crushed by the enormous weight of the atmosphere, and you would burn up in surface temperatures high enough to melt lead.
Earth is a world filled with life and home to humans. With a perfect combination of water, atmosphere, and temperature; Earth is able to support many biological specimens.
Mars is there, waiting to be reached. What maybe was once a sustainable planet, Mars’ atmosphere has dissipated into space, allowing the harsh elements to weather it away.
One of Jupiter's most famous features is the Great Red Spot. It is a giant spinning storm, resembling a hurricane. At its widest point, the storm is about three-and-a-half times the diameter of Earth. Jupiter is a very windy planet. Winds range from 192 mph to more than 400 mph.
Saturn is the farthest planet from Earth visible to the naked human eye, but it is through a telescope that the planet's most outstanding features can be seen: Saturn's rings. Although the other gas giants in the solar system — Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune — also have rings, those of Saturn are without a doubt the most extraordinary.
Uranus is the only giant planet whose equator is nearly at right angles to its orbit. A collision with an Earth-sized object may explain the unique tilt. Nearly a twin in size to Neptune, Uranus has more methane in its mainly hydrogen and helium atmosphere than Jupiter or Saturn. Methane gives Uranus its blue tint.
Dark, cold and whipped by supersonic winds, Neptune is the last of the hydrogen and helium gas giants in our solar system. More than 30 times as far from the sun as Earth, the planet takes almost 165 Earth years to orbit our sun. In 2011 Neptune completed its first orbit since its discovery in 1846.
Pluto is very, very cold. The temperature on Pluto is 375 to 400 degrees below zero. Pluto is so far away from Earth that scientists know very little about what it is like. Pluto is probably covered with ice.
Simply placing information on the internet for people to find isn't enough to ensure interested parties will 'click' for more. Well designed entry points for more information should lead users into areas of interest. By the same token, captivating the sense of sight with color and bold titles helps the user feel compelled to move further along the chain of information.