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View Resource Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna

University of Bologna Astronomical Observatory, Loiano Astronomical Observatory, and Astronomy Department at the University of Bologna, Italy. Sites include research activities, photos, and a Visit to the Astronomical Museum to view items from their collection.
View Resource SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys

Part of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh, the Wide-Field Astronomy Unit maintains the SuperCosmos Sky Surveys Web site. The SuperCosmos is an advanced photographic plate-digitizing machine that produces data derived from the scans of photographic Schmidt survey plates. Visitors can "extract images (pixel data) up to 15 arcmin across and/or object catalogues covering up to...
View Resource National Space Science Data Center

Part of the Astrophysics Data Facility of the Space Science Data Operations Office at NASA, the Astronomical Data Center provides astronomical catalogs and journal tables to the scientific community. The site includes nine data categories: Astrometric and Positional, Photometric, Spectroscopic, Cross Identifications, Combined and Derived, Miscellaneous, Nonstellar and Extended Objects, Radio...
View Resource Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Provided by the US Geological Survey Astrology Research Program, the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature Web site contains nearly everything you ever wanted to know about naming the physical features of planets. The site provides a history of the activity, details how names are approved, and of course contains an exhaustive list. For example, did you know that an Apollo 16 astronaut named a...
View Resource HubbleSite

The interactive and graphically stunning HubbleSite is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach and covers all aspects of the Hubbel Telescope for the general public. The Striking Encounters multimedia activity shows how galaxies collide and how scientists study them using the telescope. Other features include a photo gallery, descriptions of discoveries that...
View Resource In the News: Hubble's Deepest-Ever View of the Universe

This week's In the News highlights the recent finding of distant galaxies by the Hubble Space Telescope. Scientists recently activated the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) aboard the Hubble Telescope to peer into formerly unseen areas of the universe. What they saw were the "faintest galaxies ever seen." The distance to these galaxies cannot be confirmed until the year...
View Resource A Family of Giants: First System of Multiple Planets Found around a Sun-like Star

Three planets that are larger than Jupiter have been found orbiting the star, Upsilon Andromedae. Astronomers from four research institutions have confirmed this observation. This site is a news release from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
View Resource The Upsilon Andromedae Planetary System

Three planets that are larger than Jupiter have been found orbiting the star Upsilon Andromedae. Astronomers from four research institutions have confirmed this observation. This site provides information about the Upsilon Andromedae Planetary System.
View Resource Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment

Astronomers have observed a visible light emitted at the same time as a gamma-ray burst for the first time on January 27, 1999. The Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment (ROTSE) Detects Simultaneous Gamma-Ray Burst Optical Counterpart, provides detailed information pertaining to this discovery and ROTSE research in general. ROTSE's objective is to search for "astrophysical optical transients...
View Resource Lunar and Planetary Institute: Journal Web sites

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) "is a focus for academic participation in studies of the current state, evolution, and formation of the solar system." The LPI Web site contains a helpful and handy resource for professionals and researchers. Called Journal Web sites, this simple database contains a list of dozens of obvious and not so obvious journals and publications, such as the...
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