Using our Content
Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System is designed to provide information about
the fascinating topic of astronomy and space exploration. We publish this information
online so that it can be spread far and wide across the entire planet, and maybe other
There may be various reasons why you would like to use content from this website. Below
are some guidelines of how our content can be used, but get in touch with us if you would
like clarifcation of anything.
Educational, Peronsal and Non-Commercial Use
Our website exists primarily as an educational resource. We encourage
the use of it in all kinds of educational establishments and for all manner of personal and
non-commercial reasons. We are happy (and grateful) for you
to provide links to any of the pages on our website either in online or printed resources.
If you do wish to use any of the written content in an educational or non-commercial resource, we ask that
you don't copy entire pages or articles. We also request that you credit Bob the Alien's Tour of
the Solar System as the source of content. If you are required to cite the website in a more
formal manner, details to help you to do this are provided further below.
As Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System is a UK-based website, it
uses British spellings of words (e.g. "centre" instead of "center") and
provides measurements in metric with their imperial equivalents in brackets.
Feel free to edit the spellings and include whichever measurements are most
relevant for your own use.
Pages on this site are designed to adapt to be printer-friendly. If you wish to print them out, they
should automatically format themselves to remove navigation bars, background images and advertising.
In most cases, we won't have any objections for our content to be used for
commercial reasons. However, please contact us directly using our email form with details of what you
would like to use and how you would like to use it.
Use of Images
Most images of space objects that appear on this site are
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images are generally publicly available and can, in most cases, be used freely. Please refer to NASA's Media
Usage Guidelines and ESA's Copyright Notice for further
There are some images that appear on Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System that have been published with
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otherwise stated, the image cannot be re-used elsewhere without permission from that copyright holder
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Please contact us if you wish to use any of our images for commercial reasons.
If you have taken any photos of anything or illustrated anything that you think may be useful and relevant and would
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Citing This Site
Although we are happy for you simply to credit this site as Bob the Alien's Tour
of the Solar System, you may be required to cite it in a particular way or provide extra information about the source (for
example, you may be writing an essay, and your school asks you to provide details of author, publication date, etc.)
Below are the main snippets of information you will usually need to include to cite this website:
Article Title: This usually appears in the tab at the top of your web browser, or is included before the start of the content on each page in orange (e.g. this page's title is "Using Our Content")
Website Title: Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System
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Author: James Adams
Publisher: Sultana Barbecue
Publication date: 2000 - 2018 (please contact us if you need the original date of publication of an actual page, but bear
in mind that, as a website, pages are constantly updated)
Country of Publication: United Kingdom