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View Resource Gravity Probe B: Testing Einstein's Universe

Gravity Probe B is the relativity gyroscope experiment being developed by NASA and Stanford University to test two extraordinary, unverified predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. The experiment will use changes in the direction of spin of four gyroscopes contained in an Earth satellite to measure how space and time are warped by the presence of the Earth, and, more...

View Resource Solar System Exploration: Galileo Legacy Site

Launched from the Kennedy Space Center on October 18th, 1989, the Galileo spacecraft "changed the way we look at our solar system." This is NASA?s website for the Galileo spacecraft's mission to Jupiter. Galileo was the first to measure Jupiter's atmosphere with a descent probe and the first to conduct long-term observations of the Jovian system from orbit. It found evidence of subsurface s...

View Resource The Center for Science Education at the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory: Public

This Center, at the University of California, Berkeley, is dedicated to making space science information accessible to educators and public. Internet-based classroom resources for astronomy education in grades K-12 and cataloged and presented. The creators have categorized their resources by topical content, they consist of: art and space science, at home astronomy, auroras, comet's tale,...

View Resource The Physics of Microwave Background Anisotropies

Probing whether space is curved or flat, cosmologists have been searching for clues in ripples in the universe's microwave background left from the big bang. These tutorials, created by Professor Wayne Hu of the University of Chicago, explain the cosmic microwave background for neophytes, as well as more advanced readers.

View Resource Falling into a Black Hole: Movie Index

This website, created by Andrew Hamilton of the University of Colorado-Boulder, gives multiple gif animations related to black holes ranging from falling into a black hole to Hawking radiation. These animations are intended for students taking an advanced astronomy course who have previously studied black holes. Additionally, the page features an in-depth index to help better navigate the site,...

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