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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 200 pages of information, over 970 high-resolution images and animations, and over 840 megabytes of data. I can be reached at:

General Copyright Notification

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.

Much of this material was produced while I was working for the U.S. Government, during a 2 1/2 year technical exchange with Los Alamos National Laboratory. Much of the material is in the public domain, but not all. I have used information from numerous sources and some of it is copyrighted. In addition, I have used images from many different sources. Some of the images are copyrighted. Before you decide to use any of this material in a publication, make sure it is in the public domain. Otherwise, you will need to go through the process of obtaining proper permissions.

The material I produced as a U.S. Government employee may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by the U.S. Government or by any U.S. Government employee 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.

The U.S. Government and/or authors shall in no way be liable for any costs, expenses, claims or demands out 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 Text

Much of the text incorporated in Views of the Solar System is in the public domain, but some are copyrighted. Some of the pages have a copyright notice on the top or bottom of the page. Pages which are in the public domain may contain images which are copyrighted.

Copyright of Images

Images by Calvin J. Hamilton

I processed many of the images in this tour while working for the U.S. Government. Most of these images are in the public domain. Images which I have processed, and are in the public domain, will have a credit line such as (Credit: Calvin J. Hamilton). If you use these images, please give me credit.

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.

Author: Calvin J. Hamilton.