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View Resource Magellan Mission to Venus

NASA's Magellan spacecraft used a sophisticated imaging radar to make the most highly detailed maps of Venus ever captured during its four years in orbit around Earth's sister planet from 1990 to 1994. After concluding its radar mapping, Magellan also made global maps of Venus's gravity field. Flight controllers also tested a new maneuvering technique called aerobraking, which uses a planet's...

View Resource The Extragalactic Database

Welcome to the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED). It is built around a master list of extragalactic objects for which cross-identifications of names have been established, accurate positions and redshifts entered to the extent possible, and some basic data collected. Bibliographic references relevant to individual objects have been compiled, and abstracts of extragalactic interest are kept...

View Resource The Eight Planets

This website, by Caltech astronomer Mike Brown, is an article that recounts the reclassification of Pluto as a dwarf planet. The article explains the issues, tells how they were resolved, and answers related questions. At the bottom of the page is a link to a similar website about the dwarf planet Xena.

View Resource The Discovery of Sedna

This website, by Caltech astronomer Mike Brown, presents information on Sedna, an object believed to be from the Oort cloud. The site includes a description of the Oort cloud, a history of Sedna's discovery, and a discussion of the new definition of a planet. Illustrations include the discovery image of Sedna.

View Resource The Dwarf Planets

This website, by California Institute of Technology astronomer Mike Brown, describes dwarf planets and the issues in their classification. A diagram show the "new" solar system, including the approximately 50 dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt. A table shows the size and distance of each dwarf planet.

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