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View Resource Are Asteroids Rubble Piles?

This page discusses the rubble pile model of asteroids. In it the author maintains that this model provides a better match to observational constraints and new results from numerical impact simulations than other competing models. The page provides evidence for rubble pile asteroids by discussing the rotation period of small asteroids, numerical simulations of asteroid collisions, large craters...

View Resource The Constellations and their Stars

This website is a tutorial on constellations and the stars in them. It offers an alphabetical and monthly listing of the constellations. It also provides a listing of stars, messier objects, and a list of the brightest stars in the sky. The user can also use the website's interactive star chart, Milky Way photos, or helpful links.

View Resource Introductory Astronomy Materials

The material on this website may be used as supplemental materials for students taking an introductory astronomy course. There is information on topics such as stellar evolution, the planets, the milky way, and much more. Each section includes a practice exam. This website may also be used as supplementary material for teachers teaching an introductory astronomy course.

View Resource Stellar Evolution: The Life and Death of Our Luminous Neighbors

This site discusses the lives and deaths of stars. Topics include: the H-R diagram, the stages in the life of an evolving star, main sequence stars, stellar fusion, white dwarfs and black holes. Useful diagrams are included in the tutorial.

View Resource Astronomy Java Applets

These interactive astronomy java applets were created for astronomy students at the University of British Columbia. They cover topics dealing with the solar system and demonstrate the phases of the inner planets, retrograde motion, Kepler's Laws, cratering and solar eclipses. Applets on stellar astronomy include: fusion in the sun, the Big Bang, extrasolar planets, black holes, the H-R diagram,...

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