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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,...

View Resource 2MASS Atlas Image Gallery at IPAC

The Two Micron All Sky Survey at IPAC website provides an image gallery of the solar system's objects, Jupiter's moons, H II regions, star formation regions, and reflection nebulae, open star clusters, globular star cluster, young stellar objects, planetary nebulae, supernova remnants, various IRAS sources, galaxies, as well as galaxy groups and clusters.

View Resource The Star Splitters: The High Energy Astronomy Observatories

This online textbook teaches the user about how a science project is conceived, funded, and managed. They do this by telling a story about how NASA's High Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO) Program executed a science project. By the end of this text the user learns more about our universe, galaxies, planets, and dark matter.

View Resource USGS Astrogeology Research Program

This site offers information about the solar system and planets, space missions, the technology used on these missions, the data and information gathered. A broad range of topics is covered, with more detailed information provided through links to related web sites.

View Resource Dynamical Astronomy JavaLab

This site offers a variety of Java applets which explore the motion of planets, stars, and galaxies. Each applet comes with background information on the pertinent astrophysics, a technical description of what's being calculated, and links to more information both on the web and in the popular and scientific literature.

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