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View Resource An Atlas of the Universe

Created by astrophysicist Richard Powell, An Atlas of the Universe is a Web site that allows visitors to see nine main maps of the universe, ranging from 12.5 light years to 15 billion light years from the sun. Each map then contains several other corresponding maps as well as descriptions of what is being shown. The maps give perspective to the vastness that lies beyond earth and explains,...

View Resource ESA: Observing the Earth

At this website, the European Space Agency (ESA) offers colorful images and straightforward descriptions of its Earth monitoring research which is intended to help to understand Earth, conserve the environment, mitigate natural disasters, and much more. Students and educators can learn how scientists observe Earth and how the data can be integrated in studying numerous world problems. Users can...

View Resource Views of the Solar System: Lesson Plans and Activities

Solvarviews.com is a private Web site maintained by scientist Calvin J. Hamilton, whose goal is to make high quality photographs of the planets and satellites available to the public on the Web. The Lesson Plans and Activities page of the site provides more than a dozen classroom activities with titles such as Comets, Convection, Impact Craters, Meteoroids and Space Debris, Eclipses, Life in the...

View Resource EROS Image Gallery: Earth as Art

Earth as Art, by the U.S. Geological Survey, is a gallery of images created by the Landsat-7 and the ASTER satellites. The images are in vivid false color and show remarkable geological features ranging from volcanoes to wind patterns to desert sand dunes. There is a companion website with similar content--Earth as Art 2.

View Resource Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Provided by the US Geological Survey Astrology Research Program, the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature Web site contains nearly everything you ever wanted to know about naming the physical features of planets. The site provides a history of the activity, details how names are approved, and of course contains an exhaustive list. For example, did you know that an Apollo 16 astronaut named a...

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