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View Resource The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere

Created by two NASA scientists and selected as one of the Exploratorium in San Franciso's "Ten Cool Sites", the Exploration of Earth's Magnetosphere is a great learning site. Before diving into detailed descriptions of "the Earth's environment in space," readers can learn about the history of the site as well as the history of research about the magnetosphere. The Overview also provides a glossary...

https://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/Education/Intro.html
View Resource SSC Space Physics Tutorial

Provided by the Space Physics Center of the UCLA Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, the Space Physics Tutorial gives advanced high school and college students an introduction to Space Physics. Topics include the magnetosphere, magnetopause, the Pioneer Venus Mission, planetary magnetospheres, and more. Two downloadable papers are also available in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format entitled:...

http://www-ssc.igpp.ucla.edu/ssc/tutorial.html
View Resource Chandra X-Ray Observatory Educational Materials

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory Web site (last mentioned in the January 17, 2001 Scout Report for Science & Engineering ) offers an extensive Educational Materials links page. Formal educational materials are available such as lessons and activities, as well as general information pages, interactive and printable games, and more. One high school activity, for example, demonstrates Supernova...

http://chandra.harvard.edu/edu/
View Resource JINA: The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) was created to "foster interdisciplinary collaborations, workshops, research program, and educational initiatives at its participating institutions as well as within the field of nuclear astrophysics at large." Researchers can download the latest JINA-related articles. Students and educators can find out about outreach programs, lectures, and...

http://www.jinaweb.org/
View Resource The University of Waterloo: Astrophysics and Gravitation

The University of Waterloo's astrophysics and gravitation group studies the origin and fate of the Universe, the nature of dark matter, black hole dynamics and thermodynamics, the unification of general relativity and quantum mechanics and other fundamental physics problems. The web site provides a link to the faculty, where users can discover more about their specific research interests. By...

https://uwaterloo.ca/astrophysics-and-gravitation/
View Resource Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics

The Australian National University's Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) is "Australia's premier university centre for astronomical research." At the website, visitors can discover how the School is advancing the observational and theoretical frontiers of astronomy. The exciting accomplishments the website addresses include the discovery of the oldest star in our galaxy, the...

https://rsaa.anu.edu.au/
View Resource Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Created in 1890, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory has a rich history of space science research. Affiliated with Harvard University, the SAO moved from Washington, DC to Cambridge, MA in 1955. Today, the Observatory employs over 300 scientists working on broad programs of astrophysical research supported by federal appropriations and other funding sources. Its divisions include high energy...

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https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/sao/