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Note From The Author

I would like to thank each one of you who has taken the time to browse through this tour of the solar system. I hope Views of the Solar System will be useful to you. Views of the Solar System contains over 1000 pages of information, over 980 high-resolution images and animations, and over 1.2 gigabytes of data.


General Copyright Guidlines and Disclaimer

I have tried to make sure the information is as correct as possible. However, I cannot guarantee that errors have not crept into the documents. If errors are found, I would appreciate knowing about them. Here are some general conditions for use of this information.

The Views of the Solar System web site along with many of the images and information are copyrighted by Calvin J. Hamilton. Many of the images come from NASA or other government sources and are in the public domain. In addition, I have used images from different sources. Some of the images are copyrighted by other individuals or organizations.

The material Calvin J. Hamilton produced may not be used to state or imply endorsement by Calvin J. Hamilton of a commercial product service or activity, or used in any other manner that might mislead.

It is unlawful to falsely claim copyright on material found in Views of the Solar System.

Calvin J. Hamilton and/or authors shall in no way be liable for any costs, expenses, claims or demands out of use or lack of use of Views of the Solar System's photographs and material by a recipient or recipient's distributes.

See the information below for further details on material and photographs that were produced by others.


Copyright of Texts

Most of the text incorporated in Views of the Solar System is copyrighted, but some are in the public domain. Pages that are credited to NASA and/or JPL are generally in the public domain.


Copyright of Images

Images by Calvin J. Hamilton

I processed many of the images in this tour and some of these images I have placed in the public domain others I have copyrighted. Images I have processed and are in the public domain will specifically state that it is in the public domain; otherwise it is copyrighted. I would request that if you decide to use any of my images please let me know. If you wish to use one of my images in a publication you can send me mail at calvin@hawastsoc.org.

NASA/JPL and HST Images

Any NASA or JPL image can be freely used, but please give them credit. Following are two statements by NASA and one for Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images:

Other Images

A few of the images come from other sources; some of which are in the public domain, but some have a copyright associated with them. In order to use these images you will need to contact the author.




Copyright © 1997, 1998 by Calvin J. Hamilton. All rights reserved.