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Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) has created a digital version of the Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon, published in 1971 and considered "the definitive reference manual to the global photographic coverage of the Moon." The site includes all 675 plates contained in the original work, digitally enhanced to increase photo quality. Visitors can view images by feature name, listed...
Bad Astronomy

Philip Plait, a professor at the physics and astronomy department at Sonoma State University, explores many popular myths and misconceptions about astronomy at this amusing and educational website. Students and educators can learn which ideas promoted by television, news, movies, and the general public are false and, more importantly, why they are false. Amateur astronomers can talk with others...
Geology of Earth's Moon

First, researchers at the University of California, San Diego discuss the importance of studying earthquakes on the moon, also known as moonquakes, and the Apollo Lunar Seismic Experiment (1). Users can discover the problems scientists must deal with when collecting the moon's seismic data. The students at Case Western Reserve University created the second website to address three missions the...
Planetary Sciences at the National Space Science Data Center

The National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) archives and distributes spacecraft missions' planetary and lunar data and images. Users can find fact sheets, images, press releases, and other resources for the nine planets in the solar system as well as for asteroids and comets. The Catalog of Spaceborne Imaging offers over 500 images. The Discovery Program link describes the two new missions,...