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Planets

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Computer network resources (2)
Exploration (7)
Geology (6)
Nomenclature. (1)
Observations. (11)
Orbits (1)
Photographs from space. (9)
Pictorial works (5)
Publications. (1)
Statistics (1)
Study and teaching (5)

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View Resource Welcome to the Planets

This is a collection of over 200 of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program. There are captioned images from the major planets, small bodies, and the space craft used for the images.

https://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/
View Resource Hubble Takes First Image of a Possible Planet Around Another Star and Finds a Runaway World

The Hubble Space Telescope has returned an image of what is possibly the first planet outside our solar system. TMR-1C, about 450 light years away in the constellation Taurus, appears to have been "flung away from the vicinity of a newly forming pair of binary stars," as evidenced by a luminescent filament leading from the "planet" back to the stars. "Susan Terebey of the Extrasolar Research...

http://hubblesite.org/news_release/news/1998-19
View Resource Astronomy 161-The Solar System

The Astronomy 161-The Solar System online course is maintained by the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Tennessee. The twenty two chapters cover everything from time and scale in the universe, development of modern astronomy, the planets, asteroids, meteors, and everything in between. Text, photographs, illustrations, and movies, help users understand the topics along with a...

http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/index.html
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...

https://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/
View Resource Mars Exploration Rover Mission

Scheduled for launch in 2003, two NASA rovers will set out to explore Mars and determine whether water ever existed on the planet. This is the home page of the Mars rovers, and it has a great deal of information about the specifications and technology of the missions. Detailed descriptions of the scientific instruments equipped on each rover are provided. Color diagrams show the main components of...

https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer/
View Resource Absolutely Astronomy

The earth's diameter is 12,756.3 km and its revolution period is 1 year. You probably knew the last fact, but most likely not the first. The Web site Absolutely Astronomy can provide this and a large amount of other facts about planets, moons, stars, constellations, messier objects, nebulas, and galaxies. Visitors can browse via the pull-down menus or search by a particular question. The basic...

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/
View Resource CosmicQuest

The CosmicQuest interactive learning Web site was developed and produced by Educational Web Adventures as part of the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Three main activities are included on the site, the first of which is a Field Guide to the Universe. Here, students can explore fun facts and view interesting photographs of planets, spacecraft, and astronomers. Another activity lets kids design a...

https://www.childrensmuseum.org/legacy-games/cosmicquest/
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).

https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/1999/a...
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.

https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/afoe/upsAnd.html
View Resource Views of the Solar System: Lesson Plans and Activities

Solvarviews.com is a private Web site maintained by scientist Calvin J. Hamilton, whose goal is to make high quality photographs of the planets and satellites available to the public on the Web. The Lesson Plans and Activities page of the site provides more than a dozen classroom activities with titles such as Comets, Convection, Impact Craters, Meteoroids and Space Debris, Eclipses, Life in the...

http://solarviews.com/eng/homepage.htm
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