Going into Exploring Space Science

Please take some time this summer to review " The Universe Adventure"
the link is below!
Following that link are a vast list of other cool Astronomy resources!

http://universeadventure.org/
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NASA JPL: Cassini Equinox Mission
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: June 2010


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Learn about Saturn and its moons. See the latest video and images coming from the Cassini spacecraft. Monitor the countdown for Cassini's next encounter. With resources for space enthusiasts and teachers alike, no wonder this website won the 2009 Webby award in the Science category.

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Gigagalaxy Zoom
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: February 2010


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An amazing sky map from the European Southern Observatory (Chile). Comprehensive and engrossing content, something that all sky observers will love - especially city slickers.

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Hubble Telescope: Black Holes
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: April 2009


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Take an interactive voyage into the universe of black holes with the folks who operate the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Sungazer
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: April 2009


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You can't usually stare at the sun, but here, you can. This site provides several ways to see the sun close up. Includes images, equipment needed, resources, and podcasts.

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NASA's First 50 Years: An Interactive Journey
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: December 2008
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An interactive tour of NASA's first five decades of exploration, featuring virtual pavilions, clickable models and exhibits, video galleries, astronauts, presidents, and a robot guide named Automa.

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PlanetQuest: the Search for Another Earth
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: March 2005


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PlanetQuest is NASA's public home page for new planet discoveries and research. The site includes many multimedia features including a virtual tour of the Keck Observatory and an Interstellar Trip Planner. The free Flash player is required for some sections.

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Amazing Space: Explorations
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: March 2005


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Online explorations are a fun, interactive way to explore galaxies, black holes, comets, and other fascinating objects. Some of the interactive pieces require the free Flash player.

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Solar Folklore
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: November 2004
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Most cultures have recognized the significance of the sun as prime controller of all life on earth. Read myths, legends, and tales about the sun from the Stanford Solar Center.

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Cool Cosmos
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: July 2004


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Learn about infrared light through fun games, cool movies, images, and more. Classroom activities and a Spanish-language version of the site are also available. You'll need the free Flash plug-in to access the Flash version of the site. HTML version also available.

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Venus Transit 2004 Sun-Earth Day
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: July 2004


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What's the Sun's connection to the Earth? What is the Transit of Venus? Find out through the many multimedia resources at this NASA site.

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Earth as Art
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: March 2004
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Don’t let the less-than-fancy front page fool you: There’s art in here. NASA’s Landsat has taken some remarkable pictures of our earth and given us views that would be at home on the walls of your local gallery. Browse by continent, or look through the index of all the photos at once.

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Amazing Space
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: March 2004


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At this site, students can use Web-based activities to learn about the solar system, train to be a scientist, follow a star's life cycle, and more. Click on "For Educators and Developers" to access interactive activities, science-content reading selections, and answers to astronomy basics. There’s also helpful information on developing and funding education/public-outreach programs. (This site uses Flash.)

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Live! Universe
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: November 2003
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This Japanese project presents live webcasts and phenomena and events in astronomy and space science around the globe.

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The Mars Project
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: November 2003


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Will Earthlings ever try to inhabit Mars? What would a human colony look like? This site imagines a Mars where humans are landing at a rate of 2,000 a week. Take a look at what some people think is the fate of Mars and then imagine one of your own

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Cosmic Evolution: From Big Bang to Humankind
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: April 2003


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This site traces the cosmic origin and evolution of matter and energy from the Big Bang to 12 billion years later. You'll learn from movies, diagrams, animations and educational activities. From Tufts University, Wright Center for Science Education, and the Foundation for the Future. You'll need the free QuickTime Player and free RealPlayer for the movies.

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Interactive Mars Habitat
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: February 2003


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Journey to Mars with this Web-based simulator!

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Astronauts' Views of the Home Planet: Earth from Space
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: December 2002


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Fascinating images of Earth from the Space Shuttle! Searchable by type of image such as images relating to Earth-human interaction, hurricanes and weather, and more.

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Earth & Moon Viewer -
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: October 2002


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See real time images of the earth and moon.

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SETI Institute
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: September 2002


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The mission of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute is to explore, understand, and explain the origin, nature, and prevalence of life in the universe. Find out more about this important field of study.

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NASA Kids
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: November 2001


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Fun interactive games, educational cartoons, puzzles, and more make learning astronomy fun!

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SOHO: Exploring the Sun
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: July 2001


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Learn about the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) that was designed to study the internal structure of the sun. You can view spectacular images of the sun, watch movies of solar events, and see on-line exhibits.

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University of Michigan Detroit Observatory
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: April 2001


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Take a virtual tour of an historic astronomical observatory! You'll find 360 degree panoramic views of the building, a movie that shows how the observatory's dome rotates and its shutter opens, and more.

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Bad Astronomy
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: March 2001


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The author of this great site uses popular misconceptions about astronomical phenomena and "bad astronomy" from the movies and on television as a starting point for astronomy education. His approach makes learning astronomy relevant and fun!

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Exploring Planets in the Classroom
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: November 2000


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A great resource for teachers, this site features more than 25 hands-on activities for exploring Earth, planets, and space science.

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Chabot Space and Science Center
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: September 2000


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At this site, you can visit a virtual planetarium, explore online exhibits, and learn about upcoming celestial events in the sky calendar.

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A Virtual Journey into the Universe
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: August 2000


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You will feel like a real space explorer when you visit this very cool astronomy site. Explore the planets in our solar system on many different levels. Or watch beautifully crafted Flash animations of the planets' orbits from several different viewpoints.

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Space.com
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: June 2000


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Read the latest space exploration news at this site. You can also watch videos of space shuttle landings, look at spectacular photos of space, and play entertaining astronomy quiz games. If you're a kid or just feel like one, make sure you visit the fun and educational "spaceKids" part of the site.

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Jason Digital Lab: Be a Spacecraft Engineer
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: February 2000


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Learn how NASA modified a spaceship to use in their STARDUST mission which will rendezvous with comet Wild-2 and bring a sample of comet dust back to earth for scientific analysis. You can also "build" your own spaceship online with images this site provides.

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Izzy's Skylog
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: November 1999


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A thorough, entertaining astronomy site, which includes such features as the Constellation of the Month and an astronomy quiz.

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Project Full Moon
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: October 1999


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Visit "A Voyage" section to view a slideshow of NASA photos from the Apollo missions. The slide show requires "Shockwave."

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CosmoNet
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: September 1999


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Explore the origins of the universe, theoretical physics, and more at this excellent ThinkQuest site.

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A Mystery of Space: Stars
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: September 1999


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The students from the ThinkQuest project have produced yet another stellar site, so to speak: a detailed, beautiful resource on stars.

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Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: May 1999


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NASA's latest orbital x-ray observatory, Chandra, will be launched later this year. Learn about the history and science of x-ray imaging in astronomy.

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J-Track Satellite Tracking
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: February 1999


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Tune in to this site and track the positions of the Hubble Orbital Telescope, the Mir space station, or any other of your favorite satellites.

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International Supernovae Network
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: December 1998


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Amateur astronomers worldwide scan the skies for signs of exploding stars. Their efforts and discoveries are collected on this site.

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The Space Place
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: November 1998


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This NASA site offers information and activities about the upcoming deep space probe missions. An excellent resource for students K-6.

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StarMap
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: August 1998


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Enter a time, date, and location, and this site will generate a detailed star map for you. You will need to download a free program to view the maps, but they are worth the time.

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NASA Space Weather Bureau
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: July 1998


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Find out what's stirring with the solar wind, or read about the latest research on the aurora borealis. Another informative site from NASA.

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NASA Infrared Astronomy Center
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: June 1998


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This clear, informative site includes the first images of a possible planet around another star.

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Peoria Astronomical Society
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: March 1998


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This well-designed site offers an interactive astronomical handbook. Click on the names of constellations to see detailed star maps and pictures of the star formations, or explore the life cycle and physics of black holes.

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The Galileo Project
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: February 1998


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This site uses the visual metaphor of Galileo's family villa to enable visitors to explore the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). Find out about the struggles, triumphs, and lifelong curiosity of the man who set the stage for modern science.

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The Maya Astronomy Page
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: February 1998


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Learn about these accomplished early astronomers. This site is concise, clearly written, and easy to navigate. It's a great starting point for exploration into the fascinating culture of the Maya.

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Solar System Simulator
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: February 1998


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This simulator lets you view planets, moons, and spacecraft from different points in the solar system. No plug-ins or special software are required.

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The Yohkoh Public Outreach Project
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: February 1998


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This site contains stunning X-ray images and movies of the sun taken by the Yohkoh orbital telescope. The site also includes background information on the Yohkoh telescope and learning activities for classroom use.

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Stanford Solar Center
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: October 1997


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This thorough and well-organized web site contains activities, images, a glossary, and other resources related to the sun. A great site to learn about the sun's magnetic field, sunspots, solar physics, and more.

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Window to the Universe
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: September 1997


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Attractively presented and very informative--this site provides an introduction to the Universe. Topics include, "Our Planet," "Space Missions," "Our Solar System," "People," and much more.

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The Astrobiology Web: Life in Extreme Environments
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: August 1997


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Discover how scientists study the possibility of life on other planets by studying life in harsh environments on earth.

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Mars Pathfinder Current Rover Status
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: August 1997


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See the latest images, check out the newest data from the Mars Pathfinder.

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Black Holes and Neutron Stars
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: April 1997


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Learn about black holes and neutron stars in this simple and very focused page.

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Other Worlds, Distant Suns
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: February 1997


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Learn all about the planets by taking a 3-D (VRML) tour. Even if your computer can't support VRML, they have some great astronomy links.

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The Comet's Tale
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: January 1997


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A self-guided module designed to acquaint individuals with facts about comets. Check out the build your own comet section. Graphically, this is one of the best-looking sites we' ve come across.

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Shuttle Launch Countdown Home Page
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: December 1996


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The countdown has begun. Actually, there is always a countdown for the next shuttle launch. This site contains live video feeds, mission information, and lots more.

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North American Skies
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: August 1996


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This page contains information on stars, planets, eclipses, meteor showers, and other events visible in the sky. Times and locations of events are provided.

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Cassini:Voyage to Saturn
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: July 1996


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The countdown has begun! Well, ok there are still 476 days to launch (as of July 1st), but the Cassini mission to Saturn is still worth checking out. Why wait until 1997 when it's on everyone's hotlist?

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Aurora Page
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: June 1996


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Get information about the "Northern Lights."

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San Francisco State University Planet Search Project
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: May 1996


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Updated information on the search for extrasolar planets. This site includes information on two newly discovered planets!

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The Center for Mars Exploration
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: May 1996


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Plenty of information about the red planet including images, news and even software. The site also includes information on how to receive a free Viking 20th Anniversary Educational CD-ROM!

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The Virtual Sun
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: April 1996


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An informative tour about the sun. This site includes lots of fascinating images and MPEG movies. You can choose to take a tour in English or view it in Dutch.

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Solar System Live
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: February 1996


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This site provides an interactive view of the solar system. You can set the time, date, viewpoint, and more. There is also a link to the "Earth Viewer" which shows the day and night regions of the earth.

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NASA K-12 Internet: Live from the Hubble Space Telescope
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: February 1996


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An opportunity for students in grades K-12 to participate in a project involving the Hubble Space Telescope. The site includes a chat area for teachers.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: January 1996


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This excellent site gives you something new to look at every day. A must for astronomy enthusiasts.

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JPL Public Image Archive
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: December 1995


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A great collection of NASA images maintained by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Images of comets, planets, quasars and some extremely interesting images of our own planet. Nearly 100 gifs.

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Project Galileo: Bringing Jupiter to Earth
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: November 1995


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The Galileo probe arrived at Jupiter in December, 1995. This site is updated frequently with new photos. Visit the Galileo home page and learn more about this exciting event!

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The Space Educators' Handbook
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: November 1995


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An interesting site that uses science fiction to help teach about space technology and scientific laws. You can download the software version (Mac and Windows) of the Space Educators' Handbook. The site also includes a collection of QuickTime Player movies and other surprises.

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Principal Investigator Microgravity Services
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: November 1995


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Get data about the microgravity ("zero-g") conditions on-board the shuttle Orbiter and the Mir space station.

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Space Radar Images of Earth
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: October 1995


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Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) is a joint U.S.-German-Italian project that uses a highly sophisticated imaging radar to capture images of earth that are useful to scientists across a great range of disciplines.

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NASA K-12 Internet Initiative
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: August 1995


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Yet another interesting NASA site, this one is geared for K-12

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Views of the Solar System
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: August 1995


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An educational tour of the solar system. It contains images and information about the sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and meteoroids found within the solar system.

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The Nine Planets
Category: Astronomy
Cool Site: July 1995


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An in-depth look at the solar system. Text, pictures, sounds, and an occasional movie help tell the story.

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