Astronomy

NASA: Asteroid Watch
NASA has set up a website detailing updates on objects approaching Earth. One can even sign up for Twitter alerts or a widget to keep abreast of current news.

Hubble Deep Field Academy
Use this interactive website to "simulate the process astronomers have gone through to count, classify, and identify objects in the image as well as estimate their distances from Earth."
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The Nine Planets
A multimedia tour of the solar system with text, pictures, sounds and video. Pictures from NASA spacecraft illustrate each of the planets and major moons in our solar system.
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Views of the Solar System
Multimedia introduction to planets, asteroids, meteroids, comets, and space exploration.
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Views of the Solar System by Calvin J. Hamilton
Choose planets, stars, people, meteorites, comets, asteroids, history and data about the solar system.
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Solar System Exploration: Solar System Bodies
Great site from NASA giving lots of information about each planet as well as meteroids, asteroids, comets, the sun and KBOs.
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Astronomy 161: The Solar System
Information compiled by a professor at the University of Tennessee. Focuses heavily on the historical development of our modern picture of the Solar System.
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Adler Planetarium/Solar System
While still under construction, this website features information about Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter.
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Planetary Fact Sheets
From NASA, learn the parameters, elements, rotation and more for the solar system planets.
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Introduction to The Nine Planets
A collection of information about our Solar System intended for a general audience with little technical background.
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The Ten Best of The Nine Planets
Ten of the best sites on the website: The Nine Planets
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Introduction to The Nine Planets
A collection of information about our Solar System intended for a general audience with little technical background.
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Astronomy and Astrophysics
Series of links from the Smithsonian.
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NASA
Homepage for news of NASA events, their library and current events related to NASA science, technology, and education are highlighted.
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Galactic Odyssey
Explore information about famous scientists, rockets, and NASA in this page, built by students ranging from eighth grade to college.
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Amazing Space: Education Online from the Hubble Space Telescope
Interactive lessons uing the Hubble Space Telescope images to teach science and math concepts.
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Auroras: Paintings in the Sky
Developed by a high school teacher and Exploratorium staff, this well-designed site is an introduction to auroras and the processes that create these mysterious lights. Stunning aurora images are included.
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NASA Skywatch
The problem for most people is that they do not know when or where to look to see the station or other spacecraft in the night sky. NASA SkyWatch is a tool for you to to get this information
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Updated 8/2/2009