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View Resource Solar System Lithograph Set for Space Science

This set contains images with information about: Our Solar System, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Mars, Asteroids, Jupiter, Moons of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Charon, and Comets.

View Resource Astronomy Animations

This collection of animations introduces students to planetary motions, gravitational effects, and the scale of astronomical distances. Students can view visualizations of Earth's changing seasons, circumpolar motion, and the celestial equator and ecliptic plane. Animations on gravity explain how satellites orbit, the motions of comets and meteor storms, and gravitational 'warping'. Other...

View Resource UCLA Galactic Center Group

This page, from the Andrea Ghez group at UCLA, provides a description of the group?s work in characterizing the center of the galaxy and the supermassive black hole believed to reside there. The site presents "Journey to the Center of the Galaxy," with progressively zoomed-in views and a series of images made of the central region in different wavelengths. A diagram of the orbits of the c...

View Resource Planetary Science Research Discoveries (PSRD) Archive

This archive contains articles written by planetary geoscientists about current research on the planets and some related special topics. Specific topics include: Mercury, Earth, the Moon, Mars, Mars life issues, asteroids, the Jupiter system, Meteorites, comets, and origins of various bodies in our solar system. Users may subscribe to the PSRD mailing list, a secured listing, to receive e-mail...

View Resource Expansion of the Universe

This website, developed by Maxine Phaisalakani at the University of Toronto Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, introduces in a slide show presentation research that led to the discovery of the expansion of the universe. The site addresses many astronomical concepts including the big bang theory, dark matter, and the Doppler Effect.

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