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View Resource Mission to Geospace

This site, created by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), talks about geospace which they define as the Earth's environment that stretches thousands of miles into space. It discusses the effect that the sun has on this environment. This site talks about space weather and the earth's magnetosphere. Offering creative lesson plans, pictures and videos for the classroom, this...

View Resource Sloan Digital Sky Survey - Asteroids

This Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) project teaches students how to detect asteroids using the pictures taken by the survey. The first asteroid was discovered in 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi, and since then many more have been observed; ranging from a few meters long to 900 km across. Due to how the SDSS takes pictures of the sky, using 5 filters, asteroids can easily be identified: they leave...

View Resource ExInEd: Exploration in Education

This site provides timely access to the results of space exploration. It uses new technology to provide fresh research results to wide audiences. The sites includes electronic books, many recent articles, videos, and other visual aids. More specifically some of the topics include: gems of Hubble 3.0, space art by kids, the Red Planet, Clementine explores the Moon, PlanetQuest, windows on Orion,...

View Resource Folding Paper Model of the Earth's Magnetosphere

This website, created by authors David P. Stern and Mauricio Peredo, provides instructions and an image which can be downloaded, printed on a regular page, copied by a xerox machine (preferably, onto stiff paper), cut and folded to produce a model of the Earth's magnetosphere. A supplement to "Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere" whose index page is linked at the beginning and the end of the...

View Resource Studies on the Rings of Saturn

This article outlines ideas on Saturn's rings and their physical effect. The authors present arguments that the reflective properties of the rings indicate they consist of metal particles in a superconducting state.

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